The Ring

UVic archive tells Holocaust survivor stories for future generations

Tue, 2013-04-09 13:57

UVic archive project: two of its co-founders, Helga Thorson and Jason Michaud
Thorson and Michaud in April 2013

April 15, 2013 is an anniversary date of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Before that milestone, a research team of scholars, students and community members was busy collecting stories and perspectives over the previous 15 months for a unique new archival project now serving as a collection point for local life narratives of individuals who experienced the Holocaust directly.

Thousands enjoyed IdeaFest 2013

Tue, 2013-04-09 10:57

This year’s IdeaFest, the University of Victoria’s second festival celebrating some of UVic’s brightest research, brought more than 5,000 people out to explore and debate all things world-changing and creative on campus—a level of public engagement that guarantees IdeaFest will indeed be an annual spring event in Victoria.

Business school honours Vancouver entrepreneur

Sun, 2013-04-07 11:09


Service is a core value of Brandt Louie, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. and chairman of the board at London Drugs—service to his industry, his community, and his country. Louie is this year’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur. He will receive his honour May 22 at the popular annual dinner event. This is the 10th year of the noted business award.

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


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.