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Studying the legacies of colonialism in South Africa

2014-07-30 16:06

Tess (Taylor) Syrowik is a humanities student in UVic’s Department of Linguistics. This is her personal account of UVic's 2014 Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa, Apr. 28 - May 21.

Learn more about the 2014 Colonial Legacies field school


Studying the Holocaust in Europe

2014-07-30 14:30

Rowan Meredith is a UVic Slavic Studies student who attended the 2014 I-witness field school and is currently immersed in a summer co-op at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. She sent these "notes from the field" while still in Europe.


Moving trans history forward

2014-04-11 16:34


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Shared stories shape extraordinary experiences

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

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.

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.