The Ring

Every picture tells a story

Mon, 2010-12-06 11:02

Sandy Riddett, grandson Simon Riddett and cousin Benjamin Riddett reading at the bookstore.

Grad promotes social entrepreneurship

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Gupta and Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
Gupta and Jean. PHOTO: MCpl Jean-Francois Néron, Rideau Hall.© 2009 Office of the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada

From an early age Master's of Public Administration (MPA) graduate Kanika Gupta learned the importance of commitment to community. In high school she started a club to promote volunteering as a way of meeting new people, discovering the community and having fun. Today, she continues to use innovative ways to engage youth around social responsibility.

Limners donate their archives to UVic

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

Limners present archives to UVic librarian
Limners present boxed archives to UVic Librarian Marnie Swanson (red jacket). Photo: Sophie Pouyanne

On Oct. 4, members of the Limners artists’ group donated their archives to the university.

United Way campaign makes good use of words

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of MacGregor, Woodlock and Gordon.
(Clockwise from top) Jean MacGregor, Carolyn Woodlock and Barbara Gordon of the UVic Libraries book sale team PHOTO: Tara Sharpe

"Ever pushed a bug?" Ever seen "exploding gummy bears?" These are two of the messages posted on Twitter and the blogosphere to spread the word about the UVic 2010 United Way campaign and fundraising events.

Legacy Awards honour UVic's best

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Kelsey and President Kennedy.
Kelsey and President Kennedy.

Frances Oldham Kelsey, who attended Victoria College in 1930 and became known for refusing to allow the harmful sleeping aid thalidomide to be distributed to pregnant women in the United States, is the UVic Alumni Association's selection for the 2010 Alumni Legacy Award.

New plaque for engineering building to commemorate Dec. 6 murders

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Dutton.
Dutton at the place where the plaque she designed will be installed on the Engineering Lab Wing Photo: UVic Photo Services

It has been more than 20 years since the senseless murder of 14 female engineering students at l'École Polytechnique in Montréal on Dec. 6, 1989. This year, in conjunction with the annual event to honour their memory and acknowledge the ongoing struggle to end violence against women, UVic will unveil a commemorative plaque outside the Engineering Laboratory Wing.

Getting a handle on community involvement

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

What is civic engagement in the university context? How do you define it, report it, measure and evaluate it, teach it, encourage it, improve it and otherwise incorporate it into the fabric of university life? These are some of the issues, philosophical and practical, that have been occupying the members of UVic's Civic Engagement Steering Council over the past year.

PhD grad's compassion shines a light on 'stigma'

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Phillips.
Phillips. PHOTO: Robie Liscomb

Where do you work? What do you do? The answer can cause anxiety for some health care professionals providing care to Victoria's sex workers. Sociology PhD grad Rachel Phillips calls it "stigma by association" or "courtesy stigma."

Have your say on the Cedar Hill Corner property interim management plan

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

UVic is inviting comment on a management plan for the university's Cedar Hill Corner property, formerly known as the CJVI lands. The management plan will guide the day-to-day use of the land until the Campus Plan is reviewed in 2012.

Law grad reaches out to Aboriginal youth

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Williamson.

UVic Law graduate Tara Williamson is deeply committed to helping First Nations youth overcome obstacles and strengthen their communities. The skills she developed at UVic will help her support young people through the provision of legal assistance and vital social services.