The Ring

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.
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.


Joining the fight against cancer

Sat, 2010-10-30 19:26

A photo of Tran at the US National Institutes of Health.
Tran doing postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health.

Eric Tran has known since high school that he wanted to use science to improve people's lives. Now, as the first student to complete the doctoral program in cancer immunology at the BC Cancer Agency's Deeley Research Centre (DRC), he's in a position to do just that. Tran has recently begun postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, an internationally recognized leader in T-cell therapy of cancer.


UVic LipDub an outstanding show of spirit

Fri, 2010-10-08 11:14

Photo of UVic LipDub filming.
UVic LipDub filming. PHOTO: Joyce Peralta.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 25 more than 1,000 people sang, danced and otherwise cavorted on campus for filming of the UVic LipDub video. The event was conceived and led by UVic chemistry/psychology student Shawn Slavin, as a way to "unite the UVic community… and make a name for both UVic and the city of Victoria."


Full speed ahead for UVic 2010 United Way campaign

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

A photo of the 2009 United Way Bug Push.
Looking back at the 2009 United Way Bug Push. Photo: UVic Engineering Students' Society

The sight of a battered VW bug being pushed once again around Ring Road two weeks before Hallowe'en means the UVic United Way campaign is gaining speed fast in its first full month of fundraising. The UVic Engineering Students' Society will roll out its old gutted car—a 1972 VW Beetle—for a continuous marathon of 12 hours around the 2.2-km circular road.


Leading climatologist heads UVic Consortium

Wed, 2010-09-22 10:12

Zwiers sitting on a beach
Zwiers. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

One of Canada’s leading climate researchers has returned to the University of Victoria to head a consortium that promotes collaborative research on the physical impacts of climate change on Pacific North America. Dr. Francis Zwiers, an internationally recognized expert on climate variability and change, began his term as president and CEO of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) on Sept. 1, 2010.


Speakers Bureau celebrates 30 years

Mon, 2010-09-13 10:23

The ethics of police conduct, teen lit and politics, the risks of drinking—these are just some of the 99 new topics, out of a total of 338 topics, that the UVic Speakers Bureau program is offering this year. Since its inception in 1980, tens of thousands of Victorians have benefited from the free lectures provided by this service.