The Ring

University flag lowered to honour student

2013-07-31 16:06

The university flag will be lowered on Thursday, August 1 in memory of Mihnea (Michael) Tomescu, who passed away on July 28, 2013. Tomescu was an undergraduate political science student in the Faculty of Social Sciences.


Victoria Medal winner Regan Shrumm curates achievement

2013-06-27 14:47

Some students start in Fine Arts, while others find their way here. Slide History in Art Honours student Regan Shrumm in the latter category. After starting in the English department, Shrumm found her way to the far side of the Ring Road when she signed up for an elective on Impressionism. She liked it so much she took other History in Art electives, and then simply decided to switch midway through her first year.


Student StartUp Challenge 2013 – UVic Wins First Place!

2013-06-14 12:15

José Barrios, UVic psychology undergraduate, won first place this month in the Student StartUp Challenge for his research idea, Cognilab. Barrios and others founded the Canadian company with the objective to make academic research more accessible.


CARBC researcher receives international award for work on alcohol use

2013-06-10 12:06

Tim Stockwell, UVic psychology professor and director of the Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), has received the 2013 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award. The award is given to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the alcohol/alcoholism field


Day in the life: Heather Richards

2013-06-10 12:04

The 50th Anniversary Organizational Team (L to R): Adam Taylor, Heather Richards

Heather Richards might not be a name you recognize, but if you’ve been to a 50th anniversary event at UVic, you’ve seen her handiwork. For the past two years, Heather has been a constant force behind the celebrations. “I’m really passionate about UVic,” says Heather. Considering what she’s accomplished in the past few years, it’s no wonder why.


Curator on two wheels

2013-05-10 14:49

Mary Jo Hughes and her bicycle, at the Legacy Gallery. Photo: UVic Photo Service
Bike to Work Week May 27–June 2


As soon as her cousin taught her to ride a two-wheeler on the bumpy lanes on her uncle’s farm, eight-year-old Mary Jo Hughes was hooked. She and her brother promptly started nagging their parents for a bike and when they got one—to share—they fought over who got to ride it to school.


Day in the life: Robie Liscomb

2013-05-09 11:08

Liscomb. Photo: Beth Doman

Not every reader will recognize him from his picture, but since February 2007, each issue of UVic’s community newspaper has benefited from Robie Liscomb’s discriminating touch. After more than 1,200 days in the life of The Ring, its editor retired at the end of April.


Autism's Own Conference: Uniquely talented individuals develop a new kind of event

2013-05-09 10:48

(L-R) CARTE Director Jim Tanaka and co-director Joseph Sheppard

Growing out of the success of Autism's Own journal — a UVic peer-reviewed journal written and edited by persons with autism — the Centre for Autism Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by organizing Autism’s Own Conference. This free, public autism cultural event was founded, organized and enacted by students and lifelong learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


A. R. Elangovan appointed Distinguished Professor

2013-05-08 10:38

UVic's newest distinguished professor, A. R. Elangovan.

The latest University of Victoria Distinguished Professor is Dr. A. R. (Elango) Elangovan of the Gustavson School of Business. This distinction is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member; only 12 faculty members have been honoured since the creation of the designation in 2002.


Competition gives student teams experience solving community challenges

2013-04-26 09:28

Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Ready, Set, Solve contest

UVic students Jaime Chong, Katie Liebault, Julia Warren and Kate Williams finished in third place in the annual Capital Regional District’s Ready, Set, Solve competition.