The Ring

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.

A. R. Elangovan appointed Distinguished Professor

2013-05-08 09:38

UVic's newest distinguished professor, A. R. Elangovan.

The latest University of Victoria Distinguished Professor is Dr. A. R. (Elango) Elangovan of the Gustavson School of Business. This distinction is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member; only 12 faculty members have been honoured since the creation of the designation in 2002.

Competition gives student teams experience solving community challenges

2013-04-26 08:28

Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Ready, Set, Solve contest

UVic students Jaime Chong, Katie Liebault, Julia Warren and Kate Williams finished in third place in the annual Capital Regional District’s Ready, Set, Solve competition.

Volunteering helps international student settle into her ‘new home’

2013-04-24 11:17

Wang helps another international student in UVic’s International Commons.

Education graduate student Xiwen Wang had hardly strayed far from her hometown of Beijing before crossing the Pacific to attend graduate school at the University of Victoria. Now, since making that major leap, the 24-year-old is getting the most from the experience through involvement in her new community, which she happily calls home.

Dani Sinclair named new head coach of Vikes women's basketball

2013-04-19 08:29

Sinclair with Vikes women's basketball team members. Photo: Ali Lee

Dani Sinclair was introduced as the new head coach of the UVic Vikes women's basketball team April 18.  A former Vikes product of long-time head coach Kathy Shields, Sinclair is no stranger to the program that boasts nine national titles. A former CIS national champion with the Vikes and Athlete of the Year at McMaster University, she brings a wealth of knowledge both as a decorated athlete and an experienced coach.

UVic mourns loss of friend and benefactor

2013-04-18 17:14

Bob Wright and wife Yun in front of Bob Wright Centre

The University of Victoria community extends its condolences to the family and friends of Bob Wright, a benefactor and close friend of the university.

Mr. Wright passed away Wednesday, April 17. He was 82 years old.

In memoriam: Dr. Samuel Macey

2013-04-10 09:45

Prof. Samuel L. Macey, a distinguished member of the Department of English for two decades, passed away on March 11, the eve of his 91st birthday.