Booth in front of the Legacy Art Gallery downtown

Day in the Life: Gillian Booth

A typical day for Gillian Booth, academic and community programmer and the newest member of Legacy Art Galleries, is never predictable.

Meet Gillian Booth
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Mark your calendars for Connect U, May 3-4

Connect U is a professional development opportunity for all UVic staff where you can build skills, learn more about the university, network with your colleagues and have fun.

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The Edge brand guidelines

The Edge brand guidelines will help us all tell a consistent and unified story about UVic and allow you to get the materials you need to support your unit's goals by accessing templates and working with University Communications + Marketing.

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Full speed ahead for ONC

New funding ensures that UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology.

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The Ring is the University of Victoria's community newspaper. The print edition is published 8 times a year, usually on the first Thursday of the month. Choose a news category:

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Studies in shallow graves

January 5, 2017
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Forensic anthropology course conducts in-death investigations. All jokes about popular TV shows like Sherlock and CSI aside, real-world forensic anthropologists who assist in identifying and locating of missing persons share a desire for problem solving, critical thinking and a deep curiosity. Stephanie Calce’s forensic anthropology class exposes students to the huge field of forensic science through hands-on projects. Spoiler alert: the students live.

Read more: Studies in shallow graves

Timely actions by many keep campus safe

January 5, 2017

Preparedness, notification and quick responses by campus community members pay off in arrest of suspect. Personal safety on UVic’s campus is a shared responsibility—a point demonstrated by events in 2016. Looking out for each other should be an everyday occurrence. And on top of preparedness and prevention, there are times when quick thinking and rapid responses also play a key role in keeping the campus safe.

Read more: Timely actions by many keep campus safe

Faculty of Education appoints an Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator

January 5, 2017

Chaw-win-is is the recently appointed Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator within the Faculty of Education. “This position and others initiatives like it across Canada,” says Chaw-win-is, “are a result of the on-going efforts of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous allies all across Canada who have been generating awareness about colonization within the education system.”

Read more: Faculty of Education appoints an Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator

Top 10 of 2016

December 22, 2016
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2016 at UVic was another great year of memorable moments and compelling news about people, projects, ideas, creativity and research. A world-first discovery about Stone Age tools, vital hints for the future of coral reefs in warming oceans and a dwarf planet that transfixed media across our globe are just some of the many captivating UVic stories over the past 12 months.

Read more: Top 10 of 2016

Day in the Life: Gillian Booth

December 22, 2016
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At Legacy Art Galleries, Academic and Community Programmer Gillian Booth works on development and facilitation of programs related to gallery exhibitions and the UVic art collection and she also helps grow and enhance links with community. She's "always been a maker and a writer" — with an eye on art.

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First analysis of MAP for adult Indigenous language learning

December 21, 2016
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Adult learners are a "missing generation" in Indigenous language revitalization. The majority of fluent speakers are 70 years of age or older and although young children in immersion are speaking their languages in increasing numbers, many Indigenous adults aged 18 to 60 do not. Onowa McIvor (Indigenous education) and Peter Jacobs (linguistics) just wrapped up the first study of the Mentor-Apprentice Program for Indigenous adult language learners in BC.

Read more: First analysis of MAP for adult Indigenous language learning

A new scan-copy-print environment is on its way

December 13, 2016

UVic is entering into an agreement with Ricoh Canada to provide new multifunction (copy / print / scan / fax) devices, printers and fleet management services to campus. Ricoh will begin site visits in January to assess how document handling—by photocopy, printing and scanning—works in different campus offices. Information from the initial phase of the project will guide equipment replacement as well as future enhancements to UVic’s print and document management infrastructure.

Read more: A new scan-copy-print environment is on its way