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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Peru field school experience teaches ecology, economy and spirituality

September 5, 2018

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students—along with instructors Ana Maria Peredo and Kate Turner and mentors Murdith McLean and Frederique Apffel-Marglin—embarked on a unique learning experience this spring that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality in an Indigenous setting.

Read more: Peru field school experience teaches ecology, economy and spirituality
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Marie Cooper: a life of teaching and learning

September 5, 2018

When Marie Cooper (SWETALIYE) received her Honorary Doctor of Education degree from UVic in 2010, it was a moment she had been steering toward her entire life. A teacher, counsellor, Elder, advocate and innovator, Dr. Cooper’s efforts to promote and defend Indigenous education, language and culture led to the inclusive transformation of educational policies and practices for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Read more: Marie Cooper: a life of teaching and learning