Most popular international stories of 2017

UVic launched its International Plan in October 2016. Since then, we've continued to share dozens of internationally related stories about UVic projects, partnerships, researchers, students, alumni, programs and ideas—many of which have also caught the attention of visitors to the UVic website and sparked the interest of media in 2017.

Here are five of the most popular headlines in our international story stream (based on number of visits) over the past 12 months:

1. Life-changing overseas experiences

Student Zhou at Pong Pi School, Thailand
Thanks to the President's “Beyond Borders” fund, students have visited even more points on the globe and journeyed deep into communities well beyond the borders of our campus.

Read the Ring story: President's student fund supports life-changing overseas experiences

2. Leading in locker rooms and boardrooms

Mike Szymanski holding a soccer ball on a pitch
A UVic alumnus with a PhD in business, taking soccer at the international level, examined the results of six championship tournaments in the context of team structure, organization and biculturalism.

Read the Ring story: Leading in the locker room and boardroom

3. Off the beaten track

Students in front of a yellow school bus in Cuba
An ethnographic field school in Cuba offers students a unique opportunity to explore research techniques while being immersed in a different linguistic and cultural context.

Read the Ring story: Cuba Field School: Off the beaten track

4. A resonant experience

Student at the Ravensbrück Memorial Site
A new humanities field school included musical performances and visits to historic sites in Europe while also examining urgent global issues such as migration, the refugee crisis and the memorialization of the Holocaust.

Read the Ring story: New field school a resonant experience

5. Expanded concepts of global displacement

Watt Cloutier, keynote speaker
An international conference that took place at UVic for the first time on the west coast of Canada focused on multiple routes less travelled.

Read the Ring story: CAPI hosts 10th annual CARFMS conference on global displacement

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