The Ring

Pat Carfra: "Perfect Pitch"

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:09

Carfra and daycare class. Photo: Tara Sharpe
Carfra and daycare class. Photo: Tara Sharpe

Do you know who the "Lullaby Lady" is? For nearly four decades, UVic Child Care Services volunteer Pat Carfra has been sharing her musical magic with children at the campus day care services.

LE,NONET a blueprint for Indigenous student success

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:05

Members of the LE,NONET Project (L-R): Jeff Reading, Chris Lalonde, Lianne Charlie, Maxine Matilpi, Trevor Good.

If UVic's First Peoples House represents the current focal point for Aboriginal programs and initiatives on campus, then the results of the LE,NONET Project—announced in the distinctive building on Nov. 10—represent the future.

Trees for charities spread holiday spirit

Mon, 2010-12-06 12:30

Education students (L-R) Harrington, Conrod and Chan gather around one of the Maclaurin Christmas trees. Photo: Crystal Bergeron

What do Christmas, crayons and construction have in common? They're all part of the first annual MacLaurin Festival of Trees on display in the Maclaurin Building until Dec. 15.

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.