The Ring

Day in the life: Marcus Greenshields

2013-09-04 16:35

Did you know that there’s a team of people here at UVic ready and willing to answer any computer questions you might have? It’s the Computer Help Desk, led by manager Marcus Greenshields.

POLIS director recognized for natural resource leadership

2013-09-04 16:26

A new horizon for pioneering UVic oceanographer

2013-09-04 16:24

Globe writer named next Southam Lecturer

2013-09-04 16:22

UVic alum new Audain Professor

2013-09-04 16:20

Engagement: the key to a full student experience

2013-09-04 11:50

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 11:20

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 16:06

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 14:47

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 12:15

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.