The Ring

Discovering sweet suite music

Wed, 2011-03-30 10:35

Music Discoveries 2011 - Final Performance
Music Discoveries 2011 - Final Performance. Photo: Astrid Sidaway-Wolf

What do you get when you combine a handful of enthusiastic UVic music education students, 65 talented middle-school students and a few dedicated professional musical clinicians and performers?  Sweet, “suite” music, of course.


Retirees spark discussion with Masterminds Lectures

Tue, 2011-03-29 11:37

Learn about ethics in health care, art in the High Arctic, and the secrets of the ocean floor as UVic’s 2011 Masterminds Lecture Series continues.


Annual awards program lauds local heroes

Wed, 2011-03-09 10:49

Photo of Prince and Pauly
L-R: Prince, Pauly. Photo:Marc Christensen.

On Feb. 16, nominees of the 2011 Victoria’s Leadership Awards (VLA) were celebrated as exceptional community champions, including this year’s recipients of the University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards—Bernie Pauly and Michael Prince.


Cable pioneer named 2011 distinguished entrepreneur

Wed, 2011-03-02 11:35

J.R. Shaw, Executive Chair, Shaw Communications Inc.
J.R. Shaw, Executive Chair, Shaw Communications Inc.

They say a successful entrepreneur is someone who can see just a bit further down the road than the rest of us. This statement rings true for the Gustavson School of Business and its Board of Advisers who are awarding JR Shaw, visionary and founder of Shaw Communications Inc., its 2011 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA).


UVic 2010 United Way blasts past goals

Wed, 2011-01-26 15:14

UVic campus community members—staff, students, faculty and retirees—have more than 300,000 reasons to be very proud of the UVic 2010 United Way campaign.

The final tally for the annual campaign was declared on Jan. 25, 2011 and in total we raised $302,328 and welcomed 81 new donors! (The 2010 campaign goals were to raise $280,000 and increase donor participation by 62 new donors.)


New device allows everyone to rack 'em up

Mon, 2011-01-10 11:01

Photo of Spelt and Livingstone using device
L-R: Lane and CanAssist Director Livingstone

When the University of Victoria’s CanAssist team held its Christmas party in 2008, everyone had a great time shooting pool—everyone except Dan Spelt, a research assistant in CanAssist’s software lab who has cerebral palsy and is unable to hold a billiard cue. CanAssist develops and delivers innovative technologies and services to improve the quality of life for those with special needs. That night, Darcy Lane, CanAssist’s manager of hardware, said that someday the team would create a device that would enable Dan to play pool.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Can you see yourself in The Ring?

Sun, 2011-01-09 13:06

We’re making some ambitious changes here at The Ring, the most visible of which is the launch of our new website (please click around and let us know what you think). But there’s a lot more going on than just a new website.


CORE support for special education needs

Wed, 2011-01-05 09:11

Photo of Roberts and student Theresa Smith
Roberts works with student Theresa Smith in the CORE after-school tutoring program. Photo: Crystal Bergeron

While most of us were snuggled up opening gifts in front of the fire this holiday season, the Faculty of Education was the lucky recipient of perhaps one of the greatest gifts of all: the opportunity to give back to the community.

With a generous bequest from an anonymous donor, the faculty will launch the Centre for Outreach Education (CORE) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in its new home in the MacLaurin building.


UVic in the News for 2010

Fri, 2010-12-24 13:03

Scanning the inky depths of the Pacific, providing a blueprint for Indigenous student post-secondary success, interpreting geometric signs in prehistoric cave art in Europe, and helping to outsmart a viral scourge of the modern era are just four of the many reasons the University of Victoria was featured in the news for 2010.

Here are the top ten stories—from December 2010 through to the beginning of the year.


U Centre changes move Maltwood; open Welcome Centre

Mon, 2010-12-20 15:30

Changes to University Centre in the coming year will improve services to students and shift the research, instruction and exhibition role played by the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery to the Legacy Gallery in downtown Victoria.