The Ring

Scaling CARSA

Wed, 2013-10-02 13:55

Vikes Director Clint Hamilton, Sept. 2013, CARSA construction in background. IMAGE: UVic Photo Services

What will take thousands of pairs of hands to climb? Imagine an 18-metre tower, rising up near UVic’s McKinnon Building. In less than two years, community members can belt into harnesses and scale UVic’s new climbing wall themselves.

Be an agent of change for United Way

Mon, 2013-09-30 09:10

Are you ready to be an agent of change? United Way Greater Victoria is once again counting on the support of UVic staff, faculty and students to help meet its 2013 fundraising goal of $6 million.

Follow your nose to the UVic campaign kick-off on Monday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Centre. Everyone is invited to drop in to the Welcome Centre to enjoy popcorn snacks and talk to representatives from United Way and UVic’s campaign steering committee.

We're living on the edge: It’s time to Drop! Cover! Hold On!

Mon, 2013-09-30 08:48

Are you ready for the Great BC Shakeout?
The Great BC Shakeout earthquake drill, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

Do you know what to do if your office, classroom or home starts shaking during an earthquake? All UVic staff, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17… just in case.

David Turpin honoured with building renaming

Fri, 2013-06-28 13:43

The shared achievements celebration. PHOTO: UVic Photo Services
The shared achievements celebration. PHOTO: UVic Photo Services

The University of Victoria has renamed the Social Sciences and Mathematics Building to recognize UVic President David Turpin, who stepped down from his position on June 30 after 13 years.

The new name, the David Turpin Building, was revealed at the Shared Achievements event on June 27 when hundreds of faculty, staff and students gathered in the building’s lobby and courtyard to mark the end of the university’s 50th-anniversary year and to say farewell to Turpin.

UVic, community celebrate CARSA in special May 28 ceremony

Fri, 2013-06-21 15:08

Stage party visiting construction site

A crowd of 250 people helped UVic officially mark the start of construction of the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA). The Reynolds High School drumline and UVic Vikes cheer team hit some high notes on May 28, and they were not the only ones.

Congress 2013 brings 7,000+ delegates and community celebrations to campus

Mon, 2013-05-06 08:31

The Congress 2013 team gets ready to roll out the red carpet.
The Congress 2013 team (L-R): Suzanne Dane, Ali MacDonald, Catherine Mateer, Jim Dunsdon and Christine Lewis

The campus may feel a bit quiet without the hubbub of regular term activities, but that will soon change when the biggest conference in the university’s history–the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences–comes to campus from June 1 to 8.

UVic@100 contest winners

Mon, 2013-04-29 09:07

What will UVic be like in 2063?
What will UVic be like in 2063?

What will UVic be like on its 100th anniversary? Last month, The Ring asked all forward-looking members of the UVic community to unleash their imaginations and describe UVic in 2063. Our judges awarded first prize to Cheryl Hebb, director of campus-based fundraising in the Development Office. Runner-up prize went to fourth-year biology student Ryan Heron.

President’s distinguished service awards 2012

Thu, 2013-03-07 06:43

Scientists and Innovators in the Schools Team (L-R): Fawkes, Berry, Browning.
Scientists and Innovators in the Schools Team (L-R): Fawkes, Berry, Browning.

The celebration of this year’s President’s Distinguished Service Awards, hosted by President David Turpin, took place on Feb. 21 at the Cadboro Commons Dining Room, as the closing event for the Connect U all-staff conference.

Student entrepreneurs give it their best shot

Mon, 2013-02-04 18:33

UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners
UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners

UVic undergraduate students are ripe with innovative ideas, as UVic’s fifth annual Pitch-it event proved on Jan. 24. This event welcomes students from all faculties to make a 90-second pitch for an existing or possible business venture.

RING RETRO: Howard Petch's 25th Anniversary Message

Fri, 2013-02-01 11:11

Half a UVic lifetime ago, then-President Howard Petch delivered his 25th anniversary message. Reading it today, much is familiar, though much has changed.