The Ring

Moving trans history forward

2014-04-11 16:34

Shared stories shape extraordinary experiences

2014-02-06 15:20

When The Ring asked me to cover this year’s Provost’s Diversity Research Forum, I accepted on the condition I could profile the event from the perspective of a student questioning the role of diversity in Canada.

As a middle-class Caucasian female in the last semester of an undergraduate degree, diversity had become a buzzword thrown around in textbooks. Was I actually diverse? And more importantly, did I live in a diverse space where I could practice social responsibility?

Discussing diversity: 50 years of activism

2013-03-11 09:08

Four UVic professors and activists passionately spoke on the topic of 50 Years of Activism: Rethinking Realities on Jan. 30, and articulated the status of research in their prospective fields. They spoke in the SUB to a large audience as part of the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum, Critical Conversations Rethinking Realities.

Latest opinion

Sessionals “main target” of budget cuts

We read with interest the article “University Continues to Plan for Budget Reductions” in the November 2012 issue of The Ring. We were encouraged to hear that the presidents of the province’s research-intensive universities are making the case forcefully for not proceeding with the reductions to university funding announced in the last provincial budget. However, we are concerned that these reductions are being implemented at the University of Victoria in a manner that will undermine the effectiveness and efficiency of our teaching.

Je me souviens

On Dec. 6, 1989, a horrific act of violence took the lives of 14 women in Montréal. As a result, a private members bill was brought to parliament by Dawn Black, a BC politician, and a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was created. I remember.

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day meaningfully

June 21 of every year is National Aboriginal Day, a day to celebrate the culture of Aboriginal peoples and their contributions to Canada. Across the nation there are many events that take place to mark the day. Governor General Romeo LeBlanc in 1996 declared June 21 as National Aboriginal Day to coincide with the summer solstice that is of significance to Aboriginal people.

The fine arts count(down)

Almost all university educators have met parents who do not want their daughters, or especially their sons, to pursue a career in the arts. Why? Because most parents want to see their children well established in the world, and they have heard all the tales about low wages and uncertain futures in fine arts as opposed to more stable and lucrative careers in the sciences or law.