The Ring

Savour the diversity

Mon, 2013-02-04 12:48

The winners of the 2012-2013 Diversity Writing Contest and first annual UVic Diversity Slam Poetry Contest were announced on Jan.30 at First Peoples House, during the opening reception of the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum: Rethinking Realities.


Students creating knowledge

Sat, 2013-02-02 14:17

Three of this year’s JCURA scholars (L-R): Adrienne Sanders, Ryan Nicolson and E
Three of this year’s JCURA scholars (L-R): Adrienne Sanders, Ryan Nicolson and Elaine Yan. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A spark of excitement and an enthusiasm for learning were in the air of the Michel Pujol Room in the Student Union Building on Mar. 6 as this year’s Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award recipients presented their findings as part of UVic’s Ideafest.


‘Migrants’ rights are human rights’

Fri, 2012-12-21 11:54

Adam Tran (top right) with CAPI Interns, UVic alumn & others at the World Social
Adam Tran (top right) with CAPI Interns, UVic alumni & others at the World Social Forum on Migrations in the Philippines

From the movement of the early Homo Sapiens out of the continent of Africa, to the ancient exchanges between Indian and Chinese merchants and monks along the Silk Road, to the boat people who fled the aftermath of the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia in the late 1970s, to Canadian retirees who today are selling their belongings and moving south, the process of human migration is by no means new. It has facilitated exchanges and interactions between people that have powerfully shaped human history, thought, religion, politics, language and more.


Newest Rhodes scholar ‘lives her social justice politics’

Tue, 2012-12-04 02:42

Paterson. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Paterson. Photo: UVic Photo Services

The Rhodes, marking its 110th anniversary in 2013, is the world’s oldest international graduate scholarship. In the university’s own 50th anniversary year, UVic is celebrating its newest Rhodes Scholar: Tara Paterson (women’s studies, political science), who will head to the University of Oxford in October as the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for BC.


Law student receives national Aboriginal award

Mon, 2012-12-03 14:39

Zarpa. Photo: Mitch Wright
Zarpa. Photo: Mitch Wright

UVic law student Elizabeth Zarpa is receiving national recognition for her contributions to the Canadian Inuit community. She is one of three youth award recipients in the 2013 Indspire Awards, previously called the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Zarpa will receive the Inuit Youth Award at a gala event Feb. 15, 2013, in Saskatoon.


Soundscapes: What does visual art sound like?

Tue, 2012-11-27 15:04

Raychel Harvey and creamic mushrooms by Alma and Ernst Lorenzen for which she an
Raychel Harvey and creamic mushrooms by Alma and Ernst Lorenzen for which she and another student created a soundscape.

This past term, Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier challenged the students in her Anthropology of Sound course to create their own soundscapes using techniques they learned in class. First stop, The Legacy Gallery to find their favourite piece of art.


Students aim to send satellite into space

Wed, 2012-10-17 09:32

L-R: Shayne Casavant, Nigel Syrotuck and Justin Saukarookoff of the UVic ECOSat
L-R: Shayne Casavant, Nigel Syrotuck and Justin Saukarookoff of the UVic ECOSat team. Photo: Mitch Wright

University of Victoria students are aiming to take their engineering expertise to new heights.

The university’s extracurricular ECOSat team was one of three finalists out of 12 university teams competing in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge, which wrapped up Sept. 29 in Ottawa with the announcement of a second offering of the competition with similar parameters.


Turning the wheels of change: Indigenizing the Academy

Thu, 2012-10-04 10:09

Detail from 'S'i:wes' by Jonathan (Jonny) Williams, Stó:lō artist from the Chíyó
Detail from 'S'i:wes' by Jonathan (Jonny) Williams, Stó:lō artist from the Chíyó:m First Nation

In the recent past, colonizers used education—most notably in the form of residential schools—as a powerful weapon in an effort to destroy Indigenous cultures. In late August, more than 250 people from 33 postsecondary educational institutions across Canada gathered at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley—in traditional Stó:lō territory—to explore ways to make postsecondary education serve Indigenous students and their communities better.


Student reservists receive Jubilee medals

Thu, 2012-10-04 09:51

L-R: Ryan and Hargrove with their Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals. Pho
L-R: Ryan and Hargrove with their Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals. Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Al Van Akker

Two University of Victoria students were recently recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their community contributions. Ryan Flagg and Nicholas Hargrove are both members at HMCS Malahat, the Royal Canadian Navy’s reserve division in Victoria, as well as undergraduate students at UVic. They received their medals Sept. 15.


UVic athletes compete at the Olympics, Paralympics

Mon, 2012-09-10 09:55

Silver medalists Canada’s Men’s Eights, Bergen and Csima
Silver medalists Canada’s Men’s Eights, Bergen and Csima

UVic athletes made major contributions to the successes of Canada’s teams competing in the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in London. In the lead-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics many knew that the unparalleled success of Canadian athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver would be a tough act to follow. However, after an exciting 14 days that ran the gamut of unbelievable successes to heartbreaking failures, Vikes and Vikes alumni earned just shy of a quarter of our nation’s Olympic medals.