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    Deluge

    by Patrick Grace —Winner of the 2014 Martlet summer fiction contest
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    Differing visions of student advocacy

    A controversial career fair attendee shows two different visions for the UVSS: one that limits itself to student issues like tuition costs, and one that takes unpopular stances in the hopes of affecting wider social change.
  • Cameron Kidd’s Commercial Alley mural runs between lower Yates Street and Bastion Square. –Emily Thiessen (photo)

    Public art in Victoria

    As curatorial assistant Sarah Fruchtman points out, “The difference between sanctioned and unsanctioned art is not just a question of legality. It’s more a question of what kinds of artworks get funding from the city or get legitimized by an official body.”
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    B.C. grizzlies on the move

    UVic PhD candidate Christina Service believes that both Indigenous knowledge and conventional science has been instrumental in tracking bear migration patterns in B.C.
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    Events

    August

Fringe: The Anthropocalypse trips up

Picture this: a single man sitting on a dark stage, blowing into a bowl of water, filling the room with the bubbly, irritating noise of water beat boxing. Suddenly, the lights come on, only to be followed by the same man and his companion running through the audience making any sort of sound imaginable to… Read more »

UVSS role debated before upcoming career fair

A controversial employer at a career fair shows two different visions for the UVSS: one that limits itself to popular student issues like tuition costs and transit pass-ups, and one that occasionally takes unpopular stances in the hopes of changing perceptions around social issues.

Success in a bottle

Though it only takes a day to make a week’s worth of Mylkmaid almond milk, it took five years before Kiley McLean finally rented a kitchen and started to grind.

Deluge

Winner of the 2014 Martlet Summer Fiction Contest

Public art in Victoria

“The difference between sanctioned and unsanctioned art is not just a question of legality. It’s more a question of what kinds of artworks get funding from the city or get legitimized by an official body.” –Sarah Fruchtman

Geographical narrative of B.C. grizzlies rewritten

B.C. grizzlies are on the move, according to new research by UVic PhD candidate Christina Service, who has been monitoring the range expansion of grizzly bears along with the Spirit Bear Research Foundation and Raincoast Conservation Foundation since 2011. Once thought to exist only on the mainland, Service found evidence of grizzly bears on 10… Read more »

A-list: Dealing with the fall blues

Fall is coming, and although we’d all love to laugh at the obvious Game of Thrones meme here, we both know that fall isn’t just Sean Bean deaths and sexy fantasy stories. Fall is stressful; science proves that as beach visits drop, blood pressure rises (along with violent urges). So, here are five ways to… Read more »

UVic promotes students via BuzzFeed

UVic’s communication and marketing department chose eight students through an Instagram contest to feature on a UVic-sponsored BuzzFeed post, which was published July 29. The inspiration originated from other universities using Instagram to promote their campus’ diversity, said UVic web co-ordinator Jes Scott. The post, titled “UVic Students To Follow On Instagram,” follows the traditional… Read more »

Returning to school routines

With September approaching, it’s difficult to know whether I’ve really changed as a student since April. I’ve often had to give vague and mixed answers to those who ask how I felt about first year. Even as I type this, there are course binders underneath my bed filled with leftover notes. I figured I would… Read more »

Ask the question

On July 24, Angus Reid Global released the findings of a poll commissioned by lobby group Amalgamation Yes that shows widespread support for greater co-operation between municipalities, driven by issues that transcend municipal boundaries.