The Ring

POLIS director recognized for natural resource leadership

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:26

A new horizon for pioneering UVic oceanographer

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:24

Globe writer named next Southam Lecturer

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:22

UVic alum new Audain Professor

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:20

Student StartUp Challenge 2013 – UVic Wins First Place!

Fri, 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.

CARBC researcher receives international award for work on alcohol use

Mon, 2013-06-10 12:06

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

Competition gives student teams experience solving community challenges

Fri, 2013-04-26 09:28

Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Ready, Set, Solve contest
UVic's Ready, Set, Solve team (l-r): Julia Warren, Kate Williams, Katie Liebault and Jaime Chong

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.

POLIS Water Sustainability Project a 'champion'

Wed, 2013-04-10 10:32

UVic’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project has been selected by the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia as a Champion Supporter in recognition of its commitment to helping advance the vision for water sustainability in BC. The Partnership expressed appreciation for POLIS’s unique ability to bridge academic research with successful, on-the-ground action, and its unflagging efforts to catalyze a true shift towards a new model for ecosystem-based water management and governance in Canada.

Whitaker awarded Canada Prize

Wed, 2013-04-10 10:27

Reg Whitaker, adjunct professor of political science at UVic, is among the winners of the 2013 Canada Prizes, awarded annually by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Whitaker shares the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences with co-authors Gregory S. Kealey and Andrew Parnaby, for Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America, published by University of Toronto Press. The Canada Prizes, valued at $2,500, celebrate the best Canadian scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

Monica Chueke spreads UVic's fame

Thu, 2013-04-04 11:15

Monica Chueke (far right) during TV taping at the UVic English Language Centre d
Monica Chueke (far right) during TV taping at the UVic English Language Centre display at EduExpo Brazil

The English Language Centre’s Brazilian Liaison Officer, Monica Chueke, put UVic on the map during the recent “EduExpo Brazil” in Sao Paulo—a weekend event in which exhibitors from 25 countries promoted study abroad opportunities to over 30,000 visitors. Monica has been a tireless ambassador for UVic for many years, so when she noticed news crews from Rede Globo and TV Bandeirantes setting up their cameras, she made sure that studying in Canada—at UVic—was the focus of their story. The primetime news coverage featured interviews with Monica, UVic alumni and prospective students; according to local sources, a commercial spot of a similar length would have cost over $1 million USD. Monica returns to Victoria in July to assist with ELC Marketing projects.