The Ring

Andrew Weaver elected as American Geophysical Union fellow

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Day in the Life: Moussa Magassa

2014-12-18 12:29

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.”

Student team wins electric vehicle competition

2014-11-03 11:50

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

2014-10-27 16:22


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

2014-10-24 13:42

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

2014-10-17 16:40

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. 

Rutherford Medal for UVic astrophysicist Sara Ellison

2014-10-17 16:36

Sara Ellison (physics and astronomy) has been awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada for her outstanding work in astrophysics. Ellison leads several international research programs that are using the world’s leading telescopes to understand how galaxies form and evolve. Her research has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and includes numerous high-impact discoveries in the field of extragalactic observational astronomy.

McPherson named ATLAS deputy spokesperson

2014-10-14 12:23

Rob McPherson (physics and astronomy) has been named deputy spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment, a 3,000-strong international scientific collaboration that built and manages one of two particle detectors at the CERN Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border. The new position effectively makes McPherson the vice-president of ATLAS, working with the spokesperson to oversee detector and computing operations and manage relationships with funding agencies. The UVic ATLAS team designed and built several crucial components of the detector, which made scientific history by discovering the elusive Higgs boson particle in 2012.

Day in the Life: Judy Nazar

2014-10-01 17:01

Nazar. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Judy Nazar loves languages—and that passion has led to a long and fulfilling career at UVic.

In memoriam: Daniel Bryant

2014-10-01 15:20


Daniel Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, with his wife Yixi Zhang at his bedside. He was 72 years old. Daniel taught at UVic for 32 years before his retirement in 2008.

He came to what was then the Department of Slavonic and Oriental Studies, which became the Centre for Pacific and Oriental Studies, and subsequently the current department, of which he was the first chair.