The Ring

Navigating the critical conversations at the Diversity Research Forum

2016-01-27 19:30

The artwork from residential school survivors that was presented at the luncheon

Courageous conversations: a community response to the TRC

2015-11-04 17:03

Back from Uganda: UVic co-op student Jessica Round

2015-10-08 09:43

At UVic, learning extends well beyond the classroom. Through the university’s co-operative education program, students alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to their fields of study.

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Back from Bangladesh: CAPI intern Kip Jorgensen

The internship program offered by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) at UVic focuses primarily on migrant rights issues across the Asia-Pacific. CAPI has long-standing partners in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Nepal and Bangladesh whose work focuses on migrant rights, refugee rights and trafficking issues.

Grappling with baggage and privilege at the Diversity Research Forum

This was the first year I’ve participated in the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum. The theme this year, “Privilege & Prejudice: Assumptions in Learning” meant little to me before attending this event. I’m privileged in my life. I can attend class without fear of judgement based on my skin colour or sexuality. I attended the event in the hope of writing something meaningful about the discussion but thinking little about my experience with privilege and prejudice. I left the forum with a new attitude towards assumptions and prejudice in the classroom.

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Last issue, we asked you to send us your favourite "fun fact" or interesting statistic about UVic. Unusual things — like knowing how many pounds of locally sourced fruits and veggies Food Services prepares in a typical week — are part of what makes the campus distinctive. Send us your tidbit of "telling trivia" and you'll automatically be entered to win a $100 Bookstore gift card, courtesy of the UVic Bookstore and University Communications + Marketing. Contest closes Nov. 4.