The Ring

“Well-being is not an economic term”

Tue, 2011-04-26 14:49

Waring. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Human rights activist, lecturer and author Dr. Marilyn Waring visited campus in mid April at the invitation of UVic’s Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (CCCBE). Having served throughout her life as a politician, an internationally respected academic and consultant, and a passionate activist for women and the environment, Waring is uniquely positioned to offer insight into the making of public policy. On April 14, she shared reflections on her career with an audience of students, faculty and community members who filled the Bob Wright Centre auditorium to capacity for her public lecture “What Does Progress Mean for our Society and our Communities?”

Retirees spark discussion with Masterminds Lectures

Tue, 2011-03-29 12:37

Learn about ethics in health care, art in the High Arctic, and the secrets of the ocean floor as UVic’s 2011 Masterminds Lecture Series continues.

Media attention rains on UVic climatologist

Tue, 2011-03-08 11:26

Photo of Zwiers
Zwiers. Photo: UVic Photo Services

There was something ironic about the deluge of media attention that followed the release last month of a new study linking an increase in the intensity of extreme precipitation events to human-induced global warming. At the centre of the media flurry was UVic climatologist Dr. Francis Zwiers, one of the paper’s co-authors, who suddenly became one of the most sought-after climate experts on the planet.

Author generating “critical hope” in approach to reconciliation

Mon, 2011-02-07 13:42

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Regan. Photo: Liu Institute for Global Issues

For Dr. Paulette Regan, “how people learn about historical injustices is just as important as the truths about what happened.” Regan, who became UVic’s first graduate from the Indigenous Governance Program, receiving her PhD in 2006, is the Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Her work examines the role truth-telling and reconciliation processes can have in teaching–or re-teaching, as the case may be–Canadians about their history.

LE,NONET a blueprint for Indigenous student success

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:05

Members of the LE,NONET Project (L-R): Jeff Reading, Chris Lalonde, Lianne Charlie, Maxine Matilpi, Trevor Good.

If UVic's First Peoples House represents the current focal point for Aboriginal programs and initiatives on campus, then the results of the LE,NONET Project—announced in the distinctive building on Nov. 10—represent the future.

Have your say on the Cedar Hill Corner property interim management plan

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

UVic is inviting comment on a management plan for the university's Cedar Hill Corner property, formerly known as the CJVI lands. The management plan will guide the day-to-day use of the land until the Campus Plan is reviewed in 2012.

There is help to get 'beyond the blues'

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

One in five people will be touched by depression or anxiety. I have heard these statistics, and there are people in my life and with whom I have worked who struggle with these disorders. I have learned that these are illnesses and that the best thing to do is to ask for help. And yet when it came to filling out a screening form, I was terrified.

Climate change and the media

Sat, 2010-05-01 14:00

If Canadians complained as much about a lack of science reporting as they did about hockey coverage, climate change stories wouldn’t get bumped off the front page, says one of Canada’s foremost science reporters. Peter Calamai, a long-time journalist for the Toronto Star, made his remarks to an overflow crowd in the Bob Wright Centre last month as part of “Climate Change and the Media: Scientists, Scribes and Spinmeisters,” a public panel discussion organized by UVic’s Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and moderated by UVic’s Vice President, Research, Howard Brunt.

Rabbit control project identifies relocation challenge

Sat, 2010-04-03 14:00

UVic has concluded its pilot project to test the feasibility of capturing, sterilizing and finding new homes for a number of the feral rabbits from areas in and around the playing fields.

BC budget highlights

Mon, 2010-03-01 15:00

The province announced its 2010-11 budget just before Ring press time. Funding to the post-secondary sector remains stable at $1.88 billion while full-time equivalent student numbers at BC’s post-secondary institutions are also projected to remain stable.