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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BC budget supports UVic initiatives

February 22, 2018

On Feb. 20 the provincial government tabled Budget 2018 which includes support of a UVic law program that will be the first of its kind in the world, funding for tuition waivers for former youth in care and a change in the policies for financing of student housing, which will help with the construction of a new UVic residence.

Read more: BC budget supports UVic initiatives
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Ideafest is almost here!

February 1, 2018

Ideafest, UVic's popular week-long festival of research, innovation and creative activity, runs March 5–10, with 40-plus outstanding events for you to choose from. This year's festival features exhibits, performances, a video night, tours and a wide range of speakers on topics ranging from climate change and chamber music to Indigenous law and antibiotic resistance. All events free and open to the public.

Read more: Ideafest is almost here!