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 plan
  • to inform members of the campus community about news and events of interest to them and
  • to 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 monthly (except August), usually on the first Thursday of the month. Our current publication schedule is available on our advertising page.

View PDFs 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 Horizon Publications. 

Ring print Eco-Audit


Regular print run 4,200 copies:

  • 1,600 in campus publication boxes
  • 2,000 campus mail to departments
  • 500 Canada Post to subscribers, media, Canadian university presidents
  • 100 to government

Latest Ring stories

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Indigenous studies major joins the team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council

July 16, 2018

UVic Indigenous studies student Kevin Perkins is wrapping up three co-op work terms with a First Nations-run Crown Corporation that supports the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture and heritage in BC. He’s also part of the cohort of students who pushed UVic’s co-op and career program past 85,000 co-op term placements since 1976.

Read more: Indigenous studies major joins the team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council
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Evolution of community-university engagement at UVic

July 10, 2018

Community-university engagement is one of the core values at UVic and one of the top six priorities identified in UVic's Strategic Framework for 2018-23. In order to promote more effective interactions with communities and partners, the decision has been made to transition from the Office of Community-University Engagement to a new institutional approach as part of the evolution of community-university engagement at UVic.

Read more: Evolution of community-university engagement at UVic