The Ring

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.

The social power of gaming

Wed, 2013-04-10 11:34

Photo from Games Without Frontiers. Photo: Scott Secco
Photo from Games Without Frontiers. Photo: Scott Secco

The nearly 3 billion hours per week spent playing video games across the world could be put to much better use—at least that’s the notion that was up for debate and discussion at IdeaFest’s Games Without Frontiers: The Social Power of Video Games symposium on March 9.

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.