The Ring

Two UVic programs each awarded $500,000 for Diamond Jubilee scholarships

Mon, 2015-03-02 18:03

UVic student Natalia Yang during a CAPI internship.
UVic student Natalia Yang during a CAPI internship.

University of Victoria students will benefit from a new scholarship program to help shape the next generation of global leaders. The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services have both received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program—a joint initiative of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the Community Foundations of Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation.

A curriculum of care at Our Place

Wed, 2015-02-04 18:48

Nursing student Yana Vashuk standing in front of Our Place, downtown Victoria
Nursing student Yana Vashuk. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Two UVic collaborations serving vulnerable populations provide learning opportunities for students

Many people across Greater Victoria volunteer to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable people. UVic collaborations in nursing and business go a step further, shaping learning experiences in the spirit of service.

Congrats to the 2014 Co-op Students of the Year

Mon, 2015-01-26 14:24


Each year, we bestow three Co-op Student of the Year awards to recognize students' outstanding achievements in all aspects of performance, including academic achievement, workplace performance, and extracurricular, community and co-op involvement. One winning student is selected from each of our three major program areas.

Hope and an intergenerational legacy emerge from India field school

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:21

In a scene written by Vadevil, Jayamma and he speak with the Isha students while trying to find food and water.

People who have mostly known only poverty and suffering have now found new hope, a sense of joy and a stronger community thanks to a recent University of Victoria Applied Theatre field school in India.

Engineering safety is no snow job

Wed, 2014-12-24 15:15

First-year engineering student presents a design prototype.
First-year engineering student presents a design prototype.

If getting to the top of your favourite ski hill involves a tow rope this season, you might thank an engineer for the lift—and give a thought to how the profession works to ensure that a safe, smooth ride can be enjoyed by all.

UVic in the News: Top 10 of 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:53

As UVic welcomes the start of another great year, we also celebrate the many memorable moments and compelling stories of 2014.

Environmental Studies at 40: learning and growing a greener campus

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:28

James Rowe leads a class at Tl’eches, Discovery Island.
James Rowe leads a class at Tl’eches, Discovery Island.

From the very first plans for the Gordon Head campus, natural features have been valued as a defining force in UVic’s learning environment. And the Environmental Studies program, starting small with a single course in 1975, has grown substantially — not just alongside, but as a driver of green initiatives that have helped transform the campus into an internationally recognized leader in sustainability.

Many of the practices that helped UVic become the only Canadian university to make the Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honour Roll sprouted from Environmental Studies course projects, student initiatives and partnerships across the institution.

India field school spotlights intergenerational theatre

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:31

Gusul (centre) during a field trip to the region last year.

The buildings may have been repaired, but two key segments of the population in the southeastern coastal region of India are still struggling to overcome the effects of the 2006 tsunami: seniors and rural youth. Now, a new UVic field school hopes to bring a sense of joy to these marginalized people by creating India’s first intergenerational theatre company. 

Viking Age skill-building at the Royal BC Museum

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:50

Shawn Curé plays "Hnefatafl."
Shawn Curé plays the "Hnefatafl" board game constructed by his anthropology group. Photo: Photo Services

The new "Vikings: Lives beyond the Legend" exhibition at the Royal BC Museum is providing an opportunity for some UVic anthropology students to build their knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education at the same time. Jokes about these students' "cutting edge" skills will have to wait, though. While popular culture representations of the Vikings often put axes, raiding expeditions and pointy headgear first, the wealth of the Viking culture and their complex lifeworld was much more varied. And that's just what the anthropology students are helping community audiences appreciate.

UVic ECOSat team's winning satellite design could be the next big thing in space travel

Fri, 2014-07-04 16:48

Cass Hussmann and Devin Pelletier make refinements to their satellite
Cass Hussmann and Devin Pelletier make refinements to their satellite

It looks like a tiny black office tower with an antenna, but when this unassuming shoebox-sized nano-satellite is launched 800 kilometres into space, the University of Victoria engineering students who built and designed it will be experimenting with what might just be the next big thing in space travel: diamagnetic propulsion.