The Ring

Day in the life: Don Ho Dining Club

2014-03-06 14:44

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 14:28

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 14:26


UVic Law team wins 2014 Wilson Moot

2014-03-03 16:51


PitchIt! winners - 2014

2014-02-14 15:33

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 14:26


Day in the life: Louise Peters

2014-02-06 15:51

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.


2014 Provost's Advocacy and Activism Awards

2014-02-06 11:16

Housty and Whittington. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Congratulations to Barbara Whittington and Jessie Housty, recipients of the inaugural Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Awards, presented at the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum: Arts, Allies and Activism on Jan. 29.


Research in Librarianship Grants announced

2014-01-30 13:39


Theatre professor wins national playwriting competition

2014-01-29 11:17

In January, theatre historian Dr. Jennifer Wise’s play The Girl Rabbi of the Golden West was announced the winner of the 2013 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition by the Miles Nadal Centre in Toronto. Her play depicts the amazing true story of how, in 1895, in Victoria, Miss Ray Frank became the first woman to serve as rabbi for an orthodox synagogue throughout the High Holidays.