The Ring

Grad research spotlights women in military

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

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Buydens. Photo: UVic Photo Services

When Sarah Buydens started undergraduate studies at UVic, she was certain she wanted to teach biology and chemistry to high school students. But after summer jobs at children’s camps where she was told she was “good with kids,” Buydens switched her studies from science to child and youth care.

Law student sets sights on defending animals’ rights

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

Photo of Hunt with Ruthie, adopted from Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue
Hunt with Ruthie, adopted from Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue

The environmental law program brought Cara Hunt to UVic. But she has ended up dedicating her time on campus to protecting and advancing the rights of animals.

“Animal law is the pre-eminent social justice issue of our time,” says Hunt. “More people are going vegan and vegetarian every day.”

Grad follows her passion for community involvement

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

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Warbeck. Photo: Vivian Kereki

Lauren Warbeck credits a passion for her study area combined with a commitment to her professors for her 8.0+ GPA. The women’s studies major/environmental studies minor student is one of only four humanities students with such high academic standing graduating this November.

From art to education, nursing student finds inspiration

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

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Allison. Photo: © 2009 Phillip Chin Photography

Mid-career nursing student and accomplished artist Gayle Allison is convocating this November with the first group of nine students to complete UVic’s new nurse educator option in the master’s of nursing program.

Co-op term leads to gallery manager position

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

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MacKay on her co-op work term at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Photo: Ceara Lornie

Heather MacKay isn’t one to shy away from opportunity. Originally from Halifax, she decided to kick-start her university career by moving from one coast to the other.

As she graduates this fall, she has already embraced her next adventure—a full-time job in Whistler, BC.

Grad has “the right chemistry” for government job

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

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Glendinning. Photo: Ceara Lornie

When Ryan Glendinning was choosing a university, UVic was his natural choice. Not only is the campus fairly close to his family in Port McNeill, but he knew the university’s strong reputation for undergraduate sciences was right up his alley. Four years later his UVic chemistry degree and his co-op work experience have helped him land his dream job right here in Victoria.

Doucette: Student environmental summit a ‘peak experience’

Wed, 2009-07-01 14:00

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Orr and Doucette

Interview with Jill Doucette, UVic biology and environmental studies student and co-chair of 2009 World Student Environmental Summit

Grad succeeds in cultural sector

Sat, 2008-11-01 19:03

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Tamara Schweeder. Photo: Emily Agopsowicz

Tamara Schweeder is finishing up a four-month internship at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), where she has catalogued artifacts from the recent exhibit, Treasures Unearthed: Chinese Archaeological Artifacts (from Shang to Tang).

Kinesiology student finds perfect fit in orthotics

Sat, 2008-11-01 19:00

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Kyle Stroomer. Photo: Robie Liscomb

Ask Kyle Stroomer to sit still and you’ll be out of luck. For the past four years, the kinesiology student has juggled up to two jobs at a time, as well as various sports commitments and volunteer opportunities, all while taking full-time classes.

Grad dad lands in public office

Sat, 2008-11-01 18:07

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Hinton, with wife Yasmeen and son Zaiven. Photo: Rosemary Westwood

It’s not every year that a UVic student graduates and runs for public office in the same week. But Ryan Hinton isn’t a typical UVic student.