The Ring

Student mathematician wins NSERC's André Hamer Prize

2014-04-10 10:25

Christopher van Bommel, a master’s student in mathematics and statistics, has won an NSERC 2013 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Valued at $10,000 each, the prize is awarded to five of the most outstanding candidates in NSERC’s master’s and doctoral scholarship competitions.


In the company of Nobel Laureates

2014-04-10 10:23

What would your first question be to a Nobel laureate? Biochemistry and microbiology PhD student Michelle Tonkin will find out this summer. She’s one of 600 aspiring young researchers from almost 80 countries who has been selected to take part in the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in late June and early July.


Zwiers to receive honorary doctorate

2014-04-10 10:22


Day in the life: Don Ho Dining Club

2014-03-06 15:44

The club at Pizzeria Prima Strada. Photo: Kaitlyn Rosenburg

Victoria’s restaurant reviewers have some fresh (and easily recognizable) competition, thanks to the Don Ho Dining Club. Formed in November 2012, the club began in a break room shared by the UVic paint and carpentry shops, Fittingly, the idea of a monthly dinner club was first served up for discussion over lunch.


Zsolnay begins work as AVP alumni and development

2014-03-06 15:28

Tamás ("Tom") Zsolnay left the chilly climes of northern Ontario earlier this year to begin a new chapter in his career on the west coast of Canada, arriving at UVic on March 3 to assume the role of associate vice-president alumni and development.


Neuropsychology career award for Mateer

2014-03-06 15:26


UVic Law team wins 2014 Wilson Moot

2014-03-03 17:51


PitchIt! winners - 2014

2014-02-14 16:33

Michael Wilson and Darrin Mah

Michael Wilson and Darrin Mah were among five winning teams in the 2014 Pitchit! competition that took place Jan. 28. Their winning business idea, Nightshade, is a coating for fingernails that detects rohypnol and GHB by changing colour in the presence of the substances. The annual Pitchit! competition asks participants for their “elevator speech”  and gives each team 90 seconds to describe their entrepreneurial or social business concept to a panel of experts.


Theresa Dickinson is new GM of Swans Suite Hotel and Brewpub

2014-02-14 15:26


Day in the life: Louise Peters

2014-02-06 16:51

Peters. Photo: UVic Photo Services

The first thing Louise Peters says, during a break in an otherwise busy day as one of nine assistants in UVic’s undergraduate admissions office, is that she tries to bring her mug whenever she buys coffee at the Biblio Café. So it is no surprise Peters is a keen proponent of her department’s transition to a paperless office.