The Ring

CORE support for special education needs

Wed, 2011-01-05 09:11

Photo of Roberts and student Theresa Smith
Roberts works with student Theresa Smith in the CORE after-school tutoring program. Photo: Crystal Bergeron

While most of us were snuggled up opening gifts in front of the fire this holiday season, the Faculty of Education was the lucky recipient of perhaps one of the greatest gifts of all: the opportunity to give back to the community.

With a generous bequest from an anonymous donor, the faculty will launch the Centre for Outreach Education (CORE) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in its new home in the MacLaurin building.

Purchase of rare manuscript facsimile enhances study of Islamic art

Mon, 2011-01-03 11:29

Photo of Milwright and student with manuscript
Milwright and student Natalie Gilson examine facsimile manuscript. Photo: Robie Liscomb

UVic in the News for 2010

Fri, 2010-12-24 13:03

Scanning the inky depths of the Pacific, providing a blueprint for Indigenous student post-secondary success, interpreting geometric signs in prehistoric cave art in Europe, and helping to outsmart a viral scourge of the modern era are just four of the many reasons the University of Victoria was featured in the news for 2010.

Here are the top ten stories—from December 2010 through to the beginning of the year.

LE,NONET a blueprint for Indigenous student success

Mon, 2010-12-06 12:05

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.

Helping computers, listeners and musicians get along better

Mon, 2010-12-06 11:48

Tzanetakis. Photo: Diana Nethercott.

Computers can store thousands of tunes but can they sense when you want to shuffle from hip-hop to experimental jazz? Bringing computers to this next level is part of the research of University of Victoria's latest Canada Research Chair, computer scientist Dr. George Tzanetakis.

Krebs receives UVic's highest academic honour

Thu, 2010-11-18 10:31

A photo of Harald Krebs
Krebs. Photo: Maria Lironi

He's the type of prof who bakes his students cookies, just because he likes to bake. He's also a prof whom students thank after his lectures because they enjoy his classes. And while music theory isn't every student's bag, UVic music professor and head of theory Harald Krebs makes it engaging and fun.

Archaeologist wins Royal Society medal

Thu, 2010-11-18 10:02

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Oleson plays the rababah in a tent in Humayma, Jordon. Photo: Robbyn Gordon Lanning

A curiosity about the ancient world has taken University of Victoria archaeologist John Oleson from excavating the high Jordanian desert to harnessing the power of a nuclear submarine to scan the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. His dedication to learning more about life millennia ago has earned him many academic honours, and recently the Royal Society of Canada added one more—the 2010 Pierre Chauveau Medal for distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and history.

Ottawa creates new fund for big science

Sun, 2010-10-31 23:00

Big science projects in Canada—such as the VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories—now have a clear pathway to stable, predictable and long-term operating funding.

New tool measures environmental impact of fish farming

Sun, 2010-10-31 23:00

Despite the many challenges facing salmon aquaculture in Canada, its environmental record gets a passing grade compared to salmon farming activities in other parts of the world.

PICS fellowships spur climate research and action

Sun, 2010-10-31 23:00

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), hosted and led by UVic, recently announced 16 new graduate fellowships, collectively worth $684,000 over the next three years, to spur climate change innovation, mitigation and adaptation in BC.