The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are a prominent West Coast two-piece band. Their punchy blues-soul sound grabs listeners’ attention and doesn’t let go. They are about to start playing shows in B.C. in support of their third full-length album A Real Fine Mess. The band has received widespread recognition for their work, including winning… Read more »
ELECTIONS The call for nominations for the UVSS elections for the 2015-16 school year will run from Jan. 22 until Jan. 30. Anyone interested in seeking student office must submit the necessary forms to the UVSS Elections Office in SUB B211 by 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. CAMPUS ACTIVISM UVic Pride representative Cal Mitchell promoted… Read more »
On Jan. 12, students and citizens of Victoria packed the Downtown Community Centre for a town hall meeting on fossil fuel divestment. The event, named Our Dollars, Our Future, was organized in co-ordination with city councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday, as well as the UVic Students’ Society.
The University of British Columbia Okanagan (UCBO) and Tilray, a Health Canada-licensed producer of medicinal marijuana, will team up in a study to treat veterans, first responders, and sexual assault victims with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tilray employs over 200 Canadians from its location in Nanaimo and, pending regulatory approval, will provide multiple strains of marijuana to participants for the study in summer 2015.
Oh, did you hear about this? Just a fun, local story about the Mayor of Saanich. No, not anything good. No, not crack. He lied about an extramarital affair, then accused the police of putting spyware on his computer. That’s right; he thinks the police are trying to take him down and that they bugged… Read more »
Only a short walk from the University of Victoria, citizens were invited to speak with federal Green Leader Elizabeth May at Gordon Head Rec Centre, the third of eight town hall meetings scheduled this January.
Casual sex is a growing trend in today’s hook-up culture. The westernized world is straying from traditional values, altering our perception of sex. Long ago have we bid adieu to the emphasis on sex as a marital act, and emerging adults are becoming hornier each day. Though its integration into our leisure pastimes may not… Read more »
While the new electronic system does require a NetLink ID, Dawson says the previous system was not ideal as procedures thought to be university-wide were not uniformly implemented.
We see it every day in our Facebook news feeds: someone is newly engaged and preparing for marriage, or someone is pregnant and preparing for parenthood. Old traditions created by society are passed down to the early Millennials who are now starting new phases in life. But now there is a new tradition emerging on… Read more »
If you watched any games of the recent World Junior Hockey Championship over the holidays you were probably treated to an aggressive advertising campaign. The subject matter was the 1972 Summit Series, an eight-game series played by an NHL all-star squad against an all-star squad from the Soviet Union which ended with Paul Henderson scoring… Read more »