The Ring

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.

Graphic novel explores Indigenous law, aiming to empower and educate

Tue, 2013-05-07 12:37

Detail from graphic novel
Detail from graphic novel

Reaching back in time to correct past wrongs isn’t typically within the realm of legal literature, but a graphic novel created by the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Law Research Clinic is testing such new avenues in an effort to broaden understanding of Indigenous law’s complexity and legitimacy.

Congress 2013 brings 7,000+ delegates and community celebrations to campus

Mon, 2013-05-06 09:31

The Congress 2013 team gets ready to roll out the red carpet.
The Congress 2013 team (L-R): Suzanne Dane, Ali MacDonald, Catherine Mateer, Jim Dunsdon and Christine Lewis

The campus may feel a bit quiet without the hubbub of regular term activities, but that will soon change when the biggest conference in the university’s history–the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences–comes to campus from June 1 to 8.

To Reunite To Honour To Witness: Legacy Art Gallery exhibit

Wed, 2013-04-24 15:33

Painting by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School
Painting done by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School. Photo: Devin Tepleski

A unique exhibit of children’s paintings opens May 8 at the Legacy Arty Gallery, “To Reunite To Honour To Witness.” The exhibition is a collection of paintings created by children who attended the Alberni Indian residential School in the late 1950s and early 1960s.