The Ring

Day in the life: Armando Tura

2014-01-08 11:52

Armando Tura, behind the lens.

By Kaitlyn Rosenburg

Though the UVic campus abounds with talent, Armando Tura has become something of a Renaissance man by pushing his interests to new heights both in the lab and on the field. During school hours, Tura—a PhD engineering grad—can be found teaching undergrad courses or completing magnetic refrigeration research in one of the integrated energy systems labs. After school, he steps behind the camera as the Vikes official photographer, capturing UVic athletes at their best. And in his spare time, he sails and pilots his own plane, which he built.

University flag lowered to honour former dean

2013-11-21 16:24

The university flag will be lowered on Saturday, Nov. 23 in memory of Jim Provan, who passed away on Nov. 15, 2013.  Provan was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Victoria from January 1993 to June 1997. He continued to teach one course a year until 2011.

Ian MacPherson, historian of UVic

2013-11-20 01:09


Historian of the university and Honorary Degree Recipient

The university lost one of its shining lights in November with the passing of historian Dr. Ian MacPherson. In addition to his scholarly contributions—which were exemplary—MacPherson was a leading administrator and great friend to the university who had recently authored a book-length history of UVic. Moreover, MacPherson stood out as a champion in his field, becoming avant le lettre the type of figure who we now recognize and praise as a community-engaged academic. 

Day in the life: Grant Hughes & Peter Klit

2013-11-14 11:33

Grant and Peter

In 1973, Peter Klit and Grant Hughes were assigned the same UVic dorm room—David Thompson 209. They quickly bonded, beginning a friendship now in its 40th year. It’s only coincidence they both currently work on campus. (A happy excuse to catch-up more often, they say.)

At the United Nations

2013-11-06 11:44

Benson, Heyns, Haque, Letendre and Haque.

A first-hand account of student and alumni participation in the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

Our well-shined shoes clicking on the marble floor intermingled with our nervous breathing: we were here. Marguerite Heyns, Harrison Ellis, Sophie Letendre and I had finally made it inside the United Nations building and were present at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD).

The sound of silence

2013-11-01 14:48

Working in a coal mine

2013-11-01 11:08

Daviel, with mouse.

2013/14 Schulich Scholarships

2013-10-10 16:15

It is already one month into the new fall term at the University of Victoria, but two undergraduate students have already had a chance to enjoy a transition from high school to university without significant budgetary concerns—thanks to the largest undergraduate scholarship program in the nation.

Day in the life: Elaine Humphrey

2013-10-02 16:39

Humphrey.  Photo: UVic photo services

Down in the basement of the Bob Wright Centre, in a room within a room that cannot be disturbed by traffic from nearby Ring Road or the infinitesimally small particle showers of the sun, the diminutive and engaging Dr. Elaine Humphrey is entrusted with the care and operation of the most powerful microscope in the world.

International prize for digital humanist

2013-10-02 16:13