The Ring

UVic United Way campaign 2013

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:49

The colourful banners have been packed away, the last red balloon has been popped and the United Way thermometers have been taken down. The 2013 United Way campaign at UVic has wound up, having successfully raised a total of $255,297 for the community.


Critical conversations the norm at diversity conference

Tue, 2013-12-24 09:26

Provost's Diversity Research Forum logo
The 2014 Provost's Diversity Research Forum takes place Jan. 29-30.


Partnership recognized for reductions in bullying

Mon, 2013-12-09 17:02

A WITS educational program at Westmont school. Photo: UVic Photo Services
A WITS educational program at Westmont school.

As co-creator of the anti-bullying program, WITS, (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help) Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater has worked tirelessly with community partners, police officers, school staff and administrators, and parents to protect children from peer violence and victimization. On December 2, 2013 Leadbeater was presented with the CIHR Partnership Award by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of her leadership of the WITS programs.


The lasting value of "sense of place"

Tue, 2013-11-26 10:34

May Sam and Nick Stanger. Photo: Mitch Wright
May Sam and Nick Stanger.

People often have a place that holds special meaning for them. Whether it’s somewhere childhood memories were made or a serene spot that soothes their soul, place can have a profound impact on people’s lives.


WWI and Victoria: A city goes to war

Mon, 2013-11-04 10:35

The Empress Hotel opened its doors in 1908, less than 10 years before the start of World War One (1914-1918). Can you imagine the scenes over teacups in the recently built hotel when news of war broke out? Did the Inner Harbour look much different then, when Victoria residents strolling along the water first heard news their country was going to war?


Your art space, now Legacy Art Galleries

Mon, 2013-10-28 15:07

UVic's Legacy Art Galleries: Free to enjoy - Your art space
Free to enjoy: UVic's Legacy Art Galleries, downtown and on campus

The University of Victoria’s art collection inspires creativity, engages curiosity and fosters research and learning through art. Now its new name, Legacy Art Galleries, celebrates the legacy of the past and what is still to come.


United Way campaign nears midway mark

Mon, 2013-10-28 09:27

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 11:51

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 20:48

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 13:55

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.