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. 


  • 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


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

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