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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Repatriation of residential school art extends across Canada

January 15, 2019

In an ongoing effort toward reconciliation, Andrea Walsh has been on a decade-long journey to repatriate residential school art work. “The repatriation work began with the Alberni IRS,” says Walsh, “and our collaborative work to build research partnerships has extended across the country to smaller northern institutions in Manitoba and Ontario.”

Read more: Repatriation of residential school art extends across Canada
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A letter from Stephen Hawking

January 11, 2019

When UVic Professor Emeritus Werner Israel donated several early first-edition Cambridge volumes to UVic Libraries about black holes, quantum physics and relativity, a personal letter from notable physicist Stephen Hawking, recommending Israel for election to the esteemed Royal Society, came along for the ride as well.

Read more: A letter from Stephen Hawking