The Ring

To serve and learn

Thu, 2013-04-04 10:47

Project Serve Day volunteers at Woodwyn Farm. Torry Harris is at far right.
Project Serve Day volunteers at Woodwyn Farm. Torry Harris is at far right.

On March 16 UVic Residence Life and Education in partnership with Volunteer Victoria held Project Serve Day, where 70 UVic participants performed acts of service at six locations in the Greater Victoria Area. Project Serve programs inspire students to be actively engaged in community and social change through volunteer action and structured, critical reflection about their experiences.


Norman Crewe of IOS named top co-op employer

Thu, 2013-03-07 12:50

Crewe
Crewe

On February 26, analytical research chemist Norman Crewe of Fisheries and Oceans Canada was presented with the 2012 Co-op Employer of the Year Award from among seven outstanding co-op employers nominated by UVic Co-op and Career staff.


Peredo, Lai win Community Leadership Awards

Tue, 2013-03-05 13:20

Peredo. Photo UVic Photo Services
Peredo. Photo UVic Photo Services

On Feb. 25 at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards (VLAs), 21 local heroes were honoured including Drs. Ana Maria Peredo and David Chuenyan Lai, recipients of the 2013 University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards.


Savour the diversity

Mon, 2013-02-04 12:48

The winners of the 2012-2013 Diversity Writing Contest and first annual UVic Diversity Slam Poetry Contest were announced on Jan.30 at First Peoples House, during the opening reception of the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum: Rethinking Realities.


Newest Rhodes scholar ‘lives her social justice politics’

Tue, 2012-12-04 02:42

Paterson. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Paterson. Photo: UVic Photo Services

The Rhodes, marking its 110th anniversary in 2013, is the world’s oldest international graduate scholarship. In the university’s own 50th anniversary year, UVic is celebrating its newest Rhodes Scholar: Tara Paterson (women’s studies, political science), who will head to the University of Oxford in October as the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for BC.


UVic economic impact $3.2 billion

Tue, 2012-11-20 16:44

UVic student spending injects $177 million into the local economy. Photo: UVic P
UVic student spending injects $177 million into the local economy. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Victoria is often recognized as a tourism town, a government town, a navy town and more recently a high-tech town, but over the past half-century, it has also developed into a university town with UVic as an institution that has an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion.


It’s never too late to support the United Way

Tue, 2012-10-30 11:50

This year’s UVic United Way campaign got off to a strong start in October, and there is still time to donate and show your support at upcoming campus fundraising events.


UVic gets go ahead for new CARSA facility

Thu, 2012-10-04 09:53

On Sept. 17, Saanich Council gave the green light for UVic to move ahead with the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities and related parkade. Councillors unanimously voted in favour of the necessary development variances while also commending the university for thorough public consultation.


Tla-o-qui-at student shares knowledge in Ghana

Mon, 2012-09-10 09:30

Wenstob, in traditional hat, at a cultural performance with Ghanaians
Wenstob, in traditional hat, at a cultural performance with Ghanaians

Visual Arts and Indigenous Studies (minor) student Hjalmer Wenstob went to Ghana this summer as a First Nations research apprentice under the mentorship of geography professor Dr. Phil Dearden. Wenstob, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation, whose traditional territory is around Tofino, was interested in learning about eco-tourism and community-based conservation practices in other parts of the world.


Online map tool targets renter scramble

Mon, 2012-09-10 09:14

Are you in a mad scramble to find rental accommodation in Victoria’s tight real estate market? Help is at hand. A new online map tool, created through UVic’s Computer Human Interaction Software Engineering Lab (CHISEL) group by computer science PhD students Jamie Starke and Lars Grammel, is aimed at helping people looking for rentals in Victoria find the right place to live.