New book dams fur trade, champions Canadian critters

The North American beaver. They’re an icon of Canadian heritage, but for UVic sessional instructor Frances Backhouse, they’re a lot more valuable than their place on the nickel. With the upcoming launch of her new book Once They Were Hats, Backhouse uses her passion of ecology to shine light on the critical role beavers play… Read more »

Science the focus of all-candidates debate Sept. 23

Federal candidates were largely agreeable at the Science and Technology Debate in the Bob Wright Centre on Sept. 23, where represen-tatives from three of the four main political parties answered questions regarding the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine) fields in Canada. Jo-Ann Roberts represented the Green Party for the Victoria riding. Tim Kane… Read more »

Laci Green’s talk a timely reminder

Between the University of Victoria Students’ Society’s Let’s Get Consensual campaign, which has been in full swing since the start of school, and the sexual assault on campus last week, UVic students have had a lot to think about in regards to rape culture. Laci Green is a sex educator and YouTube video blogger who… Read more »

West Coast prepares for ‘monster’ weather this fall

El Niño “monster” weather has Canada’s West Coast preparing for higher tides, flooding, and erosion, expected to hit this fall and last until winter. Ian Walker, a professor at the University of Victoria, worked on a study recently published in Nature Geoscience about El Niño and La Niña weather patterns with thirteen other researchers from… Read more »

The Walrus Talks come to Victoria

The Belfry Theatre is typically known for its numerous play productions, but occasionally the stage spotlight shifts to current events and critical scientific discoveries. On Sept. 21, the Walrus Talks came to Victoria to ignite one such discussion on the topic of water. Sponsored by Labatt, the event welcomed a large audience and featured eight… Read more »

An un-flooded peace

The Peace River district of Northeastern B.C. holds perhaps some of the greatest potential for sustainable development in Canada, yet the region is squandering capital and natural resources on quintessentially unsustainable development. The source of that policy is a short-sighted socio-political climate that is committed to maximum extraction and immediate profit, regardless of long term… Read more »

Events: Oct 8–Oct 21

ART Art Battle 315 Whoa, “art battle”?! Sounds awfully combative. Well, yes and no. Art Battle is live competitive painting, with artists creating the best work they can in 20 minutes! The medium? Acrylic paint. And the tools? Brushes, palette knives, and non-mechanical implements. The audience votes for the winner, then bids to take the… Read more »

Art Hive provides a creative outlet for UVic students

Looking for a safe place on campus to have fun and express yourself creatively ? The UVic Art Hive is a brand new campus resource available to any curious mind who wants to use art as an outlet in a positive environment. This organization, funded by the Student Mental Health Grant Initiative, provides students with… Read more »

Food prices on campus tough to swallow

Monopoly isn’t fun. Many of us have sat down at the kitchen table on a Friday night expecting to play an enjoyable board game. After you land on Park Avenue for the third time and run out of money, though, you feel like flipping the board across the room in a fit of rage. Looking… Read more »