The Ring

United Way campaign nears midway mark

Mon, 2013-10-28 10:27

The 2013 UVic United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 7 with a popcorn social at the Welcome Centre. UVic staff from across campus stopped by to drop off pledge forms and meet representatives from United Way Greater Victoria.


Advocating in the community interest

Fri, 2013-10-25 12:51

More than 35 years after it began operating in the downtown core, the UVic Law Centre continues to improve access to justice in the community, moving to shared space with the new Victoria Justice Access Centre in the Victoria courthouse late last month.


Open Doors (Nov. 9-18, 2013)

Fri, 2013-10-11 21:48

AUCC Open Doors 2013: UVic & Victoria / Logo: AUCC / Photo: UVic Photo Services
Open Doors: UVic & Victoria

Open Doors, Open Knowledge is an annual initiative sponsored by the Association for Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to showcase a series of university-community events held every November.  Open Doors


Scaling CARSA

Wed, 2013-10-02 14:55

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 10:10

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.


Support for Indigenous mapping initiatives

Tue, 2013-08-27 12:26

Tim Kulchyski, Cowichan Tribes fisheries officer
Tim Kulchyski, Cowichan Tribes fisheries officer. Photo: Mitch Wright

Any map is only as good as the data with which it’s created.

For the Cowichan Tribes, Google maps—likely the most turned-to source of basic location information—showed empty, unused land where in fact hundreds of people, buildings, landmarks and other facilities reside.


Five 2013 Vanier scholarships for UVic, including a top spot

Tue, 2013-08-20 14:55

UVic PhD student and 2013 Vanier recipient Tim Personn
Tim Personn, 2013 Vanier scholar CREDIT: Photo Services

The 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships were announced Sept. 23, 2013, and UVic PhD student Tim Personn (English) is ranked first of all social sciences and humanities recipients.


UVic, community celebrate CARSA in special May 28 ceremony

Fri, 2013-06-21 16:08

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.


New institute to support community-university engagement

Wed, 2013-06-05 12:42

The University of Victoria continued on its path to high-level community engagement with the creation of the new Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE).

The research centre, which opened June 3 as part of Congress 2013, is a collaboration between the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the Faculty of Social Sciences. It will study and practice community-university engagement, with the aim of contributing to solutions about community issues.


SSHRC Storytellers: Videos by UVic students tell the story

Fri, 2013-05-17 14:26

SSHRC Video Challenge: The Storytellers

Four UVic teams are among 25 winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers involving universities across Canada. Here is their story.