B.C. minimum wage increase met with disappointment

After three years without an increase to the $10.25 minimum wage, B.C. announced a 20 cent increase to $10.45, scheduled for Sept. 2015. One step behind Seattle’s 2014 approval for a $15 per hour minimum wage in 2017, B.C. unions are urging for higher pay. According to Demographia’s 11th annual housing market survey in late… Read more »

Board Shorts March 23: Upcoming UVic events

DUMP AND RUN Director-at-Large Kenya Rogers announced that a team of Community Leaders (CLs) and other volunteers will be organizing a “Dump and Run” for the Food Bank. Those wishing to donate food to UVic students in need can come to the Arbutus Room in Cadboro Commons on April 13, 14, and 15. SSD EVENT… Read more »

UVic Peer Helping hosts mental health showcase

On March 23, UVic Peer Helping hosted Share our Voices, Speak our Minds: A Mental Health Showcase. The event invited students to explore mental health and mental illness through an evening of spoken word, poetry, music, visual art, and more. The free all-ages community event welcomed TEDx speaker and comic Kevin Breel, Victoria Poetry Slam… Read more »

Event Calendar

March 26–April 2 COMMUNITY EASTER LUNCH The Cook Street Village Activity Centre will be hosting a three-course Easter lunch accompanied by the musical talents of Goward House Singers. Lunch consists of salad and mixed veggies, ham with honey glaze, scalloped potatoes, and chocolate cake for dessert. Bring your family and friends and take the pressure… Read more »

From D.C. to B.C.

Fort Knox Five finds a second home If you’ve spent any time in the West Coast EDM scene in the last decade, chances are you’ve run across Fort Knox Five. Leaders in the ever-strengthening funk and breaks scene, Fort Knox Five embody much of what the West Coast sound is known for. Even though they… Read more »

San Felix’s Teenage Dream

Local indie-rock band releases Fire Island EP In the midst of listening to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Death Grips’ Jenny Death, and other popular hip-hop releases that have seemingly come in a tidal wave this past month, I’ve been pulled back to a genre I thought I’d long moved past: indie-rock. The genre’s… Read more »

Showing the lemur love

A week after completing her dissertation at UVic, Tara Clarke left for southwestern Madagascar to work in the Lemur Rescue Centre. Starting on March 23, Clarke will spend two months in the region, working with UVic alumna and Lemur Love founder and director Dr. Marni LaFleur. “People here think that [lemurs] are not endangered because… Read more »