The Ring

Chillin' for the food bank

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:36

Kane Kilbey (in green towel)

UVic Associate Vice-President Human Resources Kane Kilbey plunged into the frigid waters of Victoria’s inner harbour Nov. 25 to raise funds for the annual Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) Food Bank Challenge.

"I was a human book"

Mon, 2010-12-06 13:04

Ariff, in burlesque costume, at the library. Photo: Jocelyn Beyak.

Editor's note: Nadia Ariff is UVic's waste reduction coordinator. On Oct. 27 and 28, she was a volunteer "human book" in the Human Library event coordinated by the UVic Libraries and the Equity and Human Rights Office. She made herself available to be "borrowed" by others for conversations about her topic, "When East Meets West."

Day in the life: Rashna Charania

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

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

A day in the life of Rashna Charania means "the fun has just begun." This was a winning answer on the Wheel of Fortune game show this February when Charania was a contestant, but most days you can find her presiding over reservations at the University Club, not hauling on an oversize money wheel.

Day in the life: Mick Scow

Mon, 2010-09-13 10:53

Photo of Mick Scow.
Mick Scow. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

A day in the life of Mick Scow—administrative assistant with Indigenous Governance Programs—isn't greatly different from his days as a master's student in the same program just a few short months ago.

North to Alaska—by motorcycle

Mon, 2010-09-13 09:43

Photo of Lironi and Finnigan.
L-R: Lironi and Finnigan. Photo: Black Press.

This summer, Maria Lironi (UVic Communications) and I rode our motorcycles to Alaska. We clocked 8,300 km, explored glaciers, met some wonderful people, had a close encounter with a moose, and—perhaps the most memorable experience of all—rode our bikes through a forest fire at the top of the Cassiar Highway—twice!

Day in the life: Tine Lathouwers

Thu, 2010-07-01 19:10

Photo of Lathouwers
Lathouwers. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

A day in the life of occupational health nurse Tine Lathouwers is usually full of surprises. A quiet Tuesday is thrown for a loop when a building evacuation on campus requires support or Lathouwers returns from leading a manual handling workshop to find two enquiries about a new research project involving infectious materials waiting in her voice mail.

Day in the life: Kerissa Dickie

Tue, 2010-06-01 00:00

Picture of Kerissa Dickie
Dickie. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF Kerissa Dickie has always been full of words. As an emerging writer, she penned the award-winning short story Wildflowers while an undergraduate in UVic’s writing program. Now, as communications and outreach coordinator for UVic’s Office of Indigenous Affairs, she finds that words are to her like a hammer to a carpenter or an atom accelerator to a particle physicist.

Day in the life: Chris Purse

Sat, 2010-05-01 14:00

A picture of Chris Purse
Purse. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF Chris Purse begins and ends with an exhilarating 3-km bike ride.

Day in the Life: Stephen Horak

Thu, 2010-04-01 14:00

Photo of Stephen Horak
Horak. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A DAY IN THE LIFE of Stephen Horak is often spent fixing things. As a technician for the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, he and his colleagues provide scientific tech support that helps keep the equipment running.

Behind the scenes at the Olympics

Mon, 2010-03-01 15:00

A picture of Heather Regan
Regan by the Olympic cauldron

Ten-hour days, no pay and shifts that start as early as 4:30 a.m. That may not sound like a dream job to most people, but to Olympic volunteer and UVic Centre Auditorium manager Heather Regan it was “amazing.” Regan was among the army (20,000 plus) of volunteers from across Canada and around the world who powered the Olympic engine in Vancouver last month.