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 eight times a year, 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. 

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 3,500 copies:

  • 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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Rainforests of the ocean

March 12, 2019

Kelp forests are a rich ecosystem critical to many species such as herring and salmon, but researchers know that kelp is decreasing in some areas of the Pacific Northwest. Detailed maps of kelp beds developed by the British Navy in the 19th century are helping modern scientists chart habitat change in coastal BC.

Read more: Rainforests of the ocean
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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019

Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada's most renowned writers” —a claim few would refute. His passing made headlines in media outlets nationwide.

Read more: Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry