The Ring

Kundoqk, bringing Nuuyum

Fri, 2013-07-26 14:36

Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green at Spring 2013 convocation ceremony
Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Kundoqk, the Indigenous name of the new director of UVic’s School of Social Work, means “journeying over the mountain with belongings on my back.” The name was gifted to her parents on their wedding day. In 1995, Jacquie Louise Green (Kundoqk’s European name) moved her two daughters and their household belongings from northern BC, over mountains and marine passages, to Victoria so she could pursue a BSW (1997) and MPA (2000) at UVic.


T2K experiment passes five-sigma threshold

Fri, 2013-07-19 12:59

T2K international experiment based in Japan - Credit: KEK PR office
T2K experiment. Photo: Courtesy of KEK PR office.

On July 19, 2013, the Japan-based T2K experiment announced a significant breakthrough in the study of neutrinos.


New BIG study on state of borders

Tue, 2013-07-09 12:47

The study of borders in the 21st century stretches beyond traditional definitions to encompass not only real boundaries, but remote and virtual borders too.


BC roadside prohibition laws shown to save lives

Thu, 2013-06-20 10:17

Researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) have determined that British Columbia’s new drinking and driving laws, implemented in 2010, are making a considerable impact in lives saved.

A study led by Dr. Scott Macdonald, CARBC assistant director, and published online in the peer-reviewed academic journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, found that the number of fatal alcohol-related collisions decreased by more than 40 per cent under the new law.


UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday

Thu, 2013-06-13 12:24

Sketch of Joyce

Poring through the University of Victoria's Special Collections catalogues earlier this year, post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) stepped into a literary scholar’s dream: he had his hands on a pirated edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, within the pages of an obscure literary journal.


Digital Humanities at UVic: From Book of Kells to the e-book

Wed, 2013-06-12 16:19

From ancient cave markings and handmade books to Facebook and Tumblr, people have been reading and storytelling in various forms for thousands of years. But what does the future hold?


Find out what Twitter, Facebook and others say about your privacy

Mon, 2013-06-10 12:09


SSHRC Storytellers: Videos by UVic students tell the story

Fri, 2013-05-17 14:26

SSHRC Video Challenge: The Storytellers

Four UVic teams are among 25 winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers involving universities across Canada. Here is their story.


2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards

Fri, 2013-05-03 11:07

Dr. Pauline van den Driessche
Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Passion, energy and a commitment to making the world a little bit better tomorrow for everyone—these are the qualities that are shared by each and every recipient of a Craigdarroch Research Award over the past decade, and this year’s slate of recipients is no exception. The 2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards, which honour achievements in research at UVic, were presented at a reception event on May 2.


To Reunite To Honour To Witness: Legacy Art Gallery exhibit

Wed, 2013-04-24 15:33

Painting by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School
Painting done by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School. Photo: Devin Tepleski

A unique exhibit of children’s paintings opens May 8 at the Legacy Arty Gallery, “To Reunite To Honour To Witness.” The exhibition is a collection of paintings created by children who attended the Alberni Indian residential School in the late 1950s and early 1960s.