The Ring

Day in the life: Bonnie Hallett

Mon, 2011-07-04 10:28

Bonnie Hallett in front of the Sedgewick Building. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
Bonnie Hallett in front of Sedgewick Building. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

When Bonnie Hallett joined UVic in 1976 as a night supervisor in the Law Library, it was still part of the McPherson Library. At the time, a day in her life was “amusing because we literally had to walk through the bathroom to get from the library to the classrooms—women would go one way, and men the other.”


Day in the life: Katherine Woodhouse

Wed, 2011-06-08 11:16

Woodhouse in Chief Marshall's regalia.
Woodhouse in Chief Marshall's regalia. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A day in the life of Katherine Woodhouse is mostly tasked with bringing order to things. On any given day, Woodhouse is at the center of the action—whether she’s wearing the distinguished hat of Chief Marshal for Convocation, donning a safety vest as her building’s emergency coordinator or harmonizing budgets, human resources and assorted paperwork for the School of Child and Youth Care (CYC).


Day in the life: Blair Taylor

Wed, 2011-04-27 12:45

Photo of Taylor at his GGV exhibition
Taylor, at his exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Blair Taylor knows a lot about the art of sculpture, and he is adept as well at the art of work-life balance. Taylor, secretary to the dean and associate dean of humanities, is the creator of “You Blew It,” an exhibition that opened at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on April 21 and that runs through July 3. It is comprised of a series of sculptures influenced by Taylor’s dreams, which he has been recording and documenting for many years.


Day in the life: Veronica Lefebvre

Thu, 2011-04-07 09:39

Lefebvre with some items from her family’s history.
Lefebvre with some items from her family’s history. Photo: UVic Photo Services

If not for a chance remark made by her father, Veronica Lefebvre might have never ended up working for UVic’s Office of Indigenous Affairs.


Day in the life: Traci Vander Byl

Wed, 2011-03-09 10:54

Photo of Vander Byl
Vander Byl. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

A day in the life of Traci Vander Byl typically involves manual therapy treatments, a little taping, some blood, and, sometimes, broken bones. Vander Byl is in her fourth year as the head athletic therapist with Vikes Athletics and spends most of her time at work tending to sports injuries in one of two sports injury clinics on campus.


Day in the life: Nick Claxton

Mon, 2011-02-07 13:29

Photo of Claxton
Claxton. Photo: Crystal Bergeron

A day in the life of the Faculty of Education’s Nick “Xumthoult” Claxton means getting one step closer to building the bridge between the UVic community and local Indigenous communities.


Day in the life: Kathleen Wirtanen

Sun, 2011-01-09 14:00

Photo of Wirtanen
Wirtanen. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A day in the life of Kathleen Wirtanen is about to change, if only just a little bit, this spring. Wirtanen has accepted the newly minted position of Summer Camps and Community Coordinator, a fresh portfolio within the Department of Athletics and Recreation that takes the skills she has employed for three and a half years as a Recreation Programmer and applies them towards programming in the community.


New director aims to take student health to a new level

Sat, 2011-01-01 11:15

Photo of Judy Burgess
Burgess. Photo: UVic Photo Services

There are big changes in the air for UVic’s Health Services, thanks to a new position aimed at keeping students healthy. “Traditionally, the Jack Petersen Health Centre on campus has directed most of its efforts towards treating illness,” explains Judy Burgess, UVic’s new director of Health Services. “The purpose of my position is to enhance the clinic functions as well as broaden the clinic focus with more programs aimed at promoting health and wellness on campus."


Day in the life: Don Pierce

Thu, 2010-12-09 11:36

A photo of Pierce.
Pierce. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A typical day in the life of UVic's photographer Don Pierce is anything but routine. Sure, his job is to take photos. But the who, what and where of his work changes hourly. He might spend the morning photographing VIPs at a media conference, the afternoon in a lab taking shots of a researcher for a university publication and the evening rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.


Day in the life: Lisa Church

Tue, 2010-12-07 13:46

Church. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Lisa Church feels incredibly fortunate to have an employer that supports her passion for building community spirit, both inside and outside Ring Road. Through her role as UVic's food retail outlets coordinator, Church devised an ingenious plan that both reduces waste and provides much-needed funds to local kids.