The Ring

RCMP to pilot BC bullying prevention program in rural Canada

Mon, 2012-01-09 11:49

 A new partnership between the RCMP, youth organizations and researchers from the University of Victoria will train RCMP youth officers to assist schools and rural communities in delivering a successful BC anti-bullying program where it’s never been offered before.

Undergrad class publishes book on development economics topics

Mon, 2012-01-09 11:45

Most university students don’t have their research published until they are in graduate school—not so for students in Dr. Alok Kumar’s third-year Development and Economics course. Kumar compiled his students’ research into a book—Governance, Social and Physical Infrastructure, and Development—that was recently published by Lambert Academic Publication in Germany.

A virtual journey through the Coast Salish cultural landscape

Sat, 2012-01-07 09:04

What’s at stake in treaty negotiations? What is the cultural significance of the land? As one BC First Nations group has learned, the complex language of land claims can be a key obstacle to making well-informed decisions about the treaty process.

Now, thanks to researchers and students in the University of Victoria’s anthropology and computer science departments, First Nations communities can learn about the treaty process and their traditional territories in a fun way—by playing a video game.

UVic spreading great ideas via TEDX

Tue, 2011-12-06 14:12

Several University of Victoria faculty members and students were featured at two TED events last month: TEDxVictoria and TEDxYouthDay. The first event included presentations on biological hackerspaces, rogue wave theory, and the evolution of storytelling. The second event was part of an annual series happening all around the world on Universal Children’s Day.

UVic teams bring home major IBM CASCON Awards

Tue, 2011-12-06 14:06

Instrumented, interconnected, intelligent. Themes from this year’s IBM Canada Centre for Advanced Studies conference (CASCON) also describe two UVic award-winning research teams.

Val Napoleon appointed Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance

Tue, 2011-12-06 13:49

Dr. Val Napoleon is joining the Faculty of Law in January 2012 to become its Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance.

NEPTUNE Canada achieves world-first subsea repair job

Tue, 2011-12-06 13:43

When there’s a power failure in our neighbourhoods we know that hydro crews will repair the problem as quickly as possible. But what happens when there’s a massive power outage on the world’s largest subsea cabled network? How do you fix something that extends hundreds of kilometres into the deep ocean?

Claiming the rights to the city

Tue, 2011-12-06 13:41


On Nov. 17, the David Lam Auditorium was packed with students and community members eager to hear Dr. Warren Magnusson (political science) deliver a lecture entitled “Occupy Victoria: Seeing Like a City” sponsored by UVic’s Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy. With Occupy Victoria participants facing an injunction to end their occupation of Centennial Square, the lecture provided political theory to contextualize the social movement.

UVic linguist traces Victoria’s fabled British roots

Tue, 2011-12-06 13:27

Victorians have a reputation for being “more British than the British,” in part due to our enduring love of flower baskets, tearooms and lawn bowling. But are we really “more British” than other Canadians?

To find out, Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy, UVic linguistics professor and director of the sociolinguistics research lab, is searching for clues in the way we speak.

UVic formalizes research agreement with City of Victoria

Tue, 2011-12-06 13:21

By signing an official protocol of cooperation last month, the University of Victoria and the City of Victoria have formalized their mutual interest in research of benefit to both entities.