The Bad Mama Jama Show packs a one-two punch

Catch live music and stand-up comedy at Vinyl Envy, Saturday night, every second month On one Saturday night of every second month, Vinyl Envy in downtown Victoria is the place is to be. The small record shop at 1717 Quadra street is home to many live concerts, and The Bad Mama Jama Show (BMJ) is… Read more »

NEWS UNSETTLED | These lands aren’t free

The Native Students Union regular column Canadian colonialism is not merely a historic event or relic of the past. It is an ongoing process that continues to negatively impact Indigenous people. Modern colonialism is in many ways no less abusive than historic colonialism, as it advances the same goals of extinguishing Indianness and exploiting native… Read more »

Your Mar. 11 UVSS meeting Tweetcap

Two new clubs ratified, Felicita’s black out blinds, and a $70 000 financial surplus announced in latest meeting A few days after the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) elections ended, business carried on as usual as the current UVSS Board of Directors met in the Upper SUB lounge to discuss the goings on campus…. Read more »

Sex and the (Univer)City | The more the merrier

‘The more the merrier’ is a fairly common saying. It’s a response that works for “Can I bring a friend to the party?”, “Should we get another dog even though we already have 17?”, and apparently, “Should I make my students read another 40-page paper the day before the exam?”. For some reason, however, this… Read more »

Multilingual Yukon jazz artist coming to Victoria this weekend

Feminism, self-reflection at the heart of Fawn Fritzen’s music Feminism, introspection, and jazz — all elements intrinsic to the music of Fawn Fritzen, an artist from Whitehorse, Yukon making her Victoria debut this weekend. Fritzen and “the Fellas” — John Lee (bass), David Restivo (piano), and Kelby MacNayr (drums) — will perform at Hermann’s Jazz… Read more »

Union or bust: BuzzFeed Canada joins U.S. in unionizing

If you follow any BuzzFeed employees on Twitter, your feed was likely flooded with Tweets about people being laid off around the end of January. The company let go of 15 per cent of its American staff. They even did away with an entire section — the national news desk. BuzzFeed’s decision to lay off… Read more »

UVic Political Science group helping to settle refugee family

The group hopes to fundraise $30 000 to help aid and fund family A group of scholars with ties to the UVic Political Science department have launched a sponsorship group to help aid, fund, and bring a refugee family to Victoria. The group, called “UVic Political Science Community and Friends,” is led by Professors Colin… Read more »

VIPIRG referendum fails

Yet results remain unofficial due to serious complaints to Electoral Office On Monday, Mar. 11, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Electoral Office released the unofficial results of the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) referendum — two days after the three other referenda and UVSS Board of Directors results were released. The… Read more »

International students 40 per cent of UVic Food Bank users

A “direct result of tuition hikes,” says coordinator According to data collected by the UVSS Food Bank and Free Store between May and December 2018, of the 300-500 students who use the food bank weekly, 40 per cent are international students. At UVic, 18 per cent of students are international. Alexandra Ages, Food Bank and… Read more »