The Ring

The Ring is the University of Victoria’s community newspaper. Its purpose is to:

  • advance the mission and objectives of the university as articulated in the strategic framework
  • foster awareness of and connection between the university and the Greater Victoria community
  • inform the campus community about news and events of interest to them and
  • help build a sense of community among faculty, staff and students at UVic.

Full Statement of Purpose document (pdf)

Ring policies

For policies covering publication rights, letters to the editor, opinion columns, calendar listings, advertising, Ring Forum comments and the Ring Editorial Advisory Board, see our policy page.

Print schedule

The Ring print newspaper is published eight times a year, usually on the first Thursday of the month. Our current publication schedule is available on our advertising page.

View electronic versions of past issues or visit UVic News—the university's online news hub. 

Format

  • Tabloid (approx. 11x17 inches)
  • Length 8 pages (12 pages in June, November)
  • Full process colour throughout
  • Approximately 25 per cent ads, 75 per cent editorial

Environmental values

The Ring newspaper is printed on 100 per cent post-consumer recycled paper, Forest Stewardship Council certified, process chlorine free, manufactured using 100 per cent Green-E certified renewable carbon-neutral energy. It is printed in Canada by Black Press. 

Ring print Eco-Audit

Circulation

Regular print run 6,500 copies:

  • 3,000 in off-campus news boxes in the Greater Victoria community
  • 1,400 in campus publication boxes
  • 1,500 campus mail to departments
  • 500 Canada Post to subscribers, media, Canadian university presidents
  • 100 to government

Latest Ring stories

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Passion for robotics inspires student’s success

July 18, 2022

Alec Krawciw had the highest academic standing of any student graduating from UVic with a bachelor’s degree this spring and also found time to lead a student engineering team, earn a minor in software engineering, and volunteer in the community. Krawciw found plenty of ways to follow his passion in robotics during his time at UVic, including a co-op in which he designed and built a prototype electric hydro-foiling catamaran from scratch.

Read more: Passion for robotics inspires student’s success
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2022 Leiden Rankings

June 22, 2022

International research rankings released today by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands once again show that UVic researchers consistently publish a greater concentration of high-impact findings based on international collaborations than any other school or institute in North America—a distinction it’s held for eight of the last 12 years. In mathematics and computer science, UVic is the top university in Canada, and number 50 globally, for its proportion of high-impact research findings. UVic also scores second nationally for research in physical sciences and engineering, closely tailing the University of Toronto.

Read more: 2022 Leiden Rankings
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Right on track

June 10, 2022

As they prepare to cross the convocation stage in June to receive a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in Spanish, Navarra Houldin is on track to complete what has been by all measures a remarkable journey during their time at the university.

Read more: Right on track