The Ring

Engagement: the key to a full student experience

2013-09-04 10:50

Campus photobooth

It can take Anas Cheema an hour to walk across campus – the 22-year-old economics student seems to know every second person and has a friendly greeting for them all.

It wasn’t always this way for Cheema, who came to UVic in 2011, not knowing anyone. The international student from Pakistan spent his first few months on campus feeling lonely, isolated and stressed.


Building community by coaching rugby in Africa

2013-08-27 10:20

Caitlin Harvey with program participants in Uganda

In June 2013, two Vikes student-athletes travelled to Uganda, siezing an opportunity to represent the Vikes and BC rugby programs internationally, while volunteering with Gainline Africa. Rugby players Sofija Novakovic and Caitlin Harvey left the island for 20 days to venture to Africa, supporting Gainline Africa’s international development work using the sport of rugby to support healty communities.


University flag lowered to honour student

2013-07-31 15:06

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 13:47

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 11:15

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 11:06

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 11:04

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 13:49

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 10:08

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 09:48

(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.