The Ring

Alumna receives GG Literary Award for Poetry

2015-01-13 16:44

Department of Writing alumna Arleen Paré (BFA/MFA) received the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry for her newest book, Lake of Two Mountains, last November.


Andrew Weaver elected as American Geophysical Union fellow

2015-01-13 16:38


Day in the Life: Moussa Magassa

2014-12-18 11:29

Moussa Magassa in UVic's SUB.

A poster on the office door of UVic Human Rights Education Advisor Moussa Magassa features a photo of a ring of children, their feet forming a circle of upraised soles. Below the touching image is a quote from Desmond Tutu including the line, “I am human because I belong.”


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Student team wins electric vehicle competition

A UVic team has won the Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) annual competition that challenges combined teams of engineering and business students to come up with a plan to improve electric vehicle infrastructure and promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Canada. Ten teams from across Canada had one week to assess an issue and conduct research, with 5 teams chosen to make a 10-minute presentation at the EMC Conference in Vancouver. This year’s challenge was to write a five-year technical and business plan to position Canada as a leading nation in per capita sales of electric vehicles.

Excellence in Nursing award for Stajduhar

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar (UVic School of Nursing and Centre on Aging) is the recipient of a 2014 Excellence in Nursing Research award from the College of Registered Nurses of BC for her clinically-focused research on end-of-life and palliative care and her contributions as a research facilitator, mentor and communicator.

Rugby coach honoured with community bursary

Julianne Zussman, assistant coach for the University of Victoria Vikes Women's rugby team, has been awarded the $2,000 Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) Community Foundation Hometown Heroes bursary.

"The Pacific Western Brewing Hometown Heroes Program is designed to support the goals of the 2015 Canada Winter Games," said Velox Rugby Football Club Director Marlene Donaldson. "These goals are all about sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship. Today is also about recognizing an outstanding athlete who believes in going for gold and puts down her very best every day."

Jack Hodgins' writing nets major Royal Society medal

Retired professor Jack Hodgins (writing) is the winner of the Royal Society of Canada’s Lorne Pierce Medal. The award noted that Hodgins is “internationally acclaimed for his achievements in both the novel and short story forms, admired for the complex morality of his subjects, as well as his structural and linguistic ability” and that his “imaginative fiction masterfully explores the history, the people and the places of the coast of British Columbia.” Hodgins has also received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Commonwealth Prize, and the Order of Canada.