The Ring

Napoleon to teach at peacebuilding school

Fri, 2012-12-07 11:08

Val Napoleon has been selected to teach a one-week intensive course as part of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), an annual summer program of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Napoleon, who was appointed the Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance in UVic’s law faculty in January 2012, will teach “Human Rights and Indigenous Legal Traditions” in the 2013 program’s first session June 17–21. The CSOP aims to educate on peace and justice issues and encourage discussion in a collaborative environment.


Points now patrons of First Peoples House

Wed, 2012-12-05 12:09

On Nov. 14, during an honouring ceremony at UVic's First Peoples House, President David Turpin announced that Steven Point, OC, and Ms. Gwendolyn Point have agreed to serve as Patrons of First Peoples House. They were acknowledged for their many contributions, including their outstanding support and honorary patronage of First Peoples House during their vice-regal term. “We are honoured that they will continue their relationship with the First Peoples House through their presence at special events and that they will remain engaged with our university and provide guidance and consultation as we work to enhance the profile of Indigenous education at UVic and in the broader community,” says Turpin.


Rankin elected MP

Wed, 2012-12-05 11:58

Murray Rankin (law) won a tight Nov. 26 byelection race for Member of Parliament for Victoria against Green candidate Donald Galloway (law). Conservative Dale Gann (VITP) came third and Liberal Paul Summerville (Gustavson School of Business) fourth.


Weaver elected AAAS Fellow

Wed, 2012-12-05 11:57

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Dr. Andrew Weaver (earth and ocean sciences) for distinguished contributions to our understanding of the role of ocean circulation in climate and for his commitment to educating the public about climate change. Weaver joins four other UVic faculty AAAS Fellows: Drs. Harvey Buckmaster (adjunct) and J. Anthony Burke (emeritus) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Wolff-Michael Roth, Lansdowne Professor in Applied Cognitive Science (curriculum and instruction); and Dr. Hari Srivastava (emeritus, mathematics).


Jessica Ball receives Aboriginal child care award

Wed, 2012-11-28 11:20

Jessica Ball, School of Child and Youth Care professor, received the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society’s Perry Shawana Award which is presented to an individual whose leadership, commitment, advocacy, policy-making, research or volunteerism has demonstrated support for high quality child development environments for BC’s First Nations children.  


Andre Kushniruk honoured by CHIA

Wed, 2012-11-21 14:55

Andre Kushniruk, School of Health Information Science professor, is the recipient of the 2012 CHIA (Canadian Health Informatics Award) for Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics.  


MGB gets international ed award

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:09

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has received the Outstanding Program Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).


Sanseverino profiled

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:08

In a profile in the Vancouver Sun, Mary Sanseverino (computer science) makes an argument that computer science is the new English. Sanseverino wants her students to know the extent to which computer science is used today. She is also a key player in UVic’s Women in Engineering and Computer Science group, which addresses the gender disparity within the sciences. Profile article: http://bit.ly/RxDmKx


UVic presenters at TEDx Victoria

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:06

The list of presenters for TEDx Victoria on Nov. 17 at the Victoria Conference Centre boasts a number of UVic people, including: drug policy researcher Alan Cassels (health information science); journalist, author and environmental lawyer Calvin Sanborn (Environmental Law Centre); PhD candidate and lecturer Jamie Kemp (medieval studies); and PhD candidate and cave art expert Genevieve von Petzinger (anthropology). Internationally renowned athlete, filmmaker and UVic grad Darcy Turenne (geography/environmental studies) and UVic alumnus and scientific literacy proponent Reid Gower (philosophy) are also on the bill as speakers. Among the artists and performers for the second annual one-day conference is Impulse Theatre, which was founded in 2010 by UVic theatre students. http://tedxvictoria.com


Federal by-election an all-UVic affair

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:04

Four UVic faculty will square off in the race to win the federal seat of Victoria in a by-election scheduled for Nov. 26. Donald Galloway (law) is the Green Party’s selection; Dale Gann (UVic’s Vancouver Island Technology Park) is the candidate of the Conservative Party; Murray Rankin (law) will represent the NDP; and the Liberal Party selected Paul Summerville (Gustavson School of Business).