The Ring

Dedication to social justice leads to life's work

Thu, 2011-06-02 13:41

Social Work grad student, Eli Manning
Award winning Social Work grad student, Eli Manning

Eli Manning was drawn to social work through her passion for social justice. Now the UVic alumna, who graduated last fall with a master's degree in social work, could be changing public health policy in Canada.

Russell Murray gets the most from his BCom degree

Wed, 2011-06-01 15:41

Russell Murray on exchange in Brno Czech Republic
Russell Murray on exchange in Brno, Czech Republic

As he looks ahead to the next phase of his life, Russell Murray says he’ll always remember the close-knit nature of his classes at UVic and the thrill of helping other students get the most out of their BCom experience. Murray, graduating this year with a commerce degree, says what really stands out were the different opportunities provided by the Gustavson School of Business—the international focus, the co-op program and getting involved in student clubs.

Law gold medalist on a mission

Wed, 2011-05-25 14:13


Lauren Witten was still a political science undergrad at Trinity Western University when she first heard about the International Justice Mission (IJM) and its work to free children and women who are caught in a life of forced prostitution.

Engineering teaching award winner

Mon, 2010-12-06 11:05

Dr. Daniel German

In last month's coverage of this year's faculty teaching award winners, The Ring unfortunately missed a second Faculty of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Daniel German. The Ring apologises for the omission.

Dr. Daniel German

Department of Computer Science

Celebrating Indigenous student success

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

The Office of Indigenous Affairs will host the 2010 Indigenous student graduation ceremony starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 in First Peoples House. During the celebration 10 students will be recognized from the first graduating class for the Diploma in Child and Youth Care in Indigenous Communities. Several of the graduating diploma students will be continuing on to the bachelor's program in the School of Child and Youth Care.

Honouring our top teachers

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Campbell.
Campbell. Photo: Graham Miles.

Convocation is a celebration of the accomplishments of our students and the great promise which they bring as they enter on a new stage of their careers. It is also an occasion at which the university recognizes the outstanding talent, dedication and creativity of the faculty members whose work defines the quality of a UVic education.

Lighting homes in rural Indonesia sparks business grad's passion

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Manner in front of Mount Bromo, Indonesia.
Manner in front of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, while on co-op work term.

Jeffrey Manner, who graduates this month with a commerce degree and a specialization in entrepreneurship, says his UVic years were quite a bit different than anyone else's in his graduating class. He's right. Manner spent almost two of his four years away from the UVic campus, studying and working overseas.

PhD grad's compassion shines a light on 'stigma'

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Phillips.
Phillips. PHOTO: Robie Liscomb

Where do you work? What do you do? The answer can cause anxiety for some health care professionals providing care to Victoria's sex workers. Sociology PhD grad Rachel Phillips calls it "stigma by association" or "courtesy stigma."

Law grad reaches out to Aboriginal youth

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Williamson.

UVic Law graduate Tara Williamson is deeply committed to helping First Nations youth overcome obstacles and strengthen their communities. The skills she developed at UVic will help her support young people through the provision of legal assistance and vital social services.

Lifelong learning—All in the family

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

A photo of Kristy and Daniel Kilpatrick.
Kristy and Daniel Kilpatrick. PHOTO: Crystal Bergeron

When Vikes soccer all-star and honour roll recipient Daniel Kilpatrick walks across the stage at Fall Convocation to receive his BSc (kinesiology) degree from the Faculty of Education, he'll be missing one thing—having his mother cheering from the sidelines. That's because mom Kristy, a seasoned teacher, wife and mother of two, will be on the same stage, at the same time, receiving her Bachelor of Education degree.