The Ring

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.


Mapping the art of mentoring

Mon, 2012-09-10 08:46

Mentoring Program facilitator Jolie Wist (left) and Campus Art Tour Guide co-cre
Mentoring Program facilitator Jolie Wist (left) and Campus Art Tour Guide co-creator Sandra Curran Photo: John Threlfall

Given that I’ve worked on campus for less than two years, it was a surprise to be asked to participate in UVic’s Mentoring Program. But when 18-year campus veteran Sandra Curran applied to the program, I turned out to have all the skills she wanted in a mentor. "I was looking to spend time with someone working in a creative position on campus, and to find opportunities to add creativity to my job," says Curran, who has spent much of the past decade as the graduate secretary for the School of Child and Youth Care.


UVic and Island Savings team up for families

Mon, 2012-09-10 08:40

See article for captioningIt really is a gift that will keep on giving. The Univ
See article for captioning

It really is a gift that will keep on giving. The University of Victoria and Island Savings have recently announced a partnership between the two institutions, as part of Island Savings’ Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) program.


School of Music to stream live concerts

Mon, 2012-09-10 08:35

Too busy to catch a School of Music concert? Starting Sept. 15, live audio of select performances will be streamed directly through the School of Music website—a move which will also benefit students from out of town, whose families can’t always attend important concerts.


Kielburger speech lights fire under new students

Thu, 2012-09-06 14:24

Kielburger. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Kielburger. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Guest speaker, philanthropist and child-rights activist Craig Kielburger shared his favorite formula with a crowd of fresh-faced new students at UVic’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff Sept. 4, and it resonated with more than just the math department. It’s a simple equation, but one that proves to be greater than the sum of its parts: “spark + gift = better world.”