Posts By: Angel Manguerra

Academic Confessions: Learning not to make mistakes

On my very first day at UVic, Dr. Brad Buckham described engineering as “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation”. That is what engineering is: a calling. The five-year journey is not for the faint of heart. From my experience so far, engineering is one the most rewarding and intensive… Read more »

An honest exhibition of girls in art

A collection of artwork depicting girls past and present is on display from now until Oct. 5 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection presents a wide range of portraits and visuals from the past 200 years. The gallery’s chief curator, Michelle Jacques, was inspired by Lena Dunham’s HBO… Read more »

Summer camps begin at the Centre of the Universe

For years, those curious about the galaxies and heavens above could drive down West Saanich Road to visit Observatory Hill, home to the Centre of the Universe (CU) and the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO). While the observatory is still used for scientific research, the Centre of the Universe closed to the public in August 2013… Read more »

Rain, rain, come my way

Picture this for me, please: it’s that time of year again, when rain clouds cry and the winds whip the dreary tears onto mon visage. Now that’s more like it. It’s a typical rainy day on campus. The sky pours out rain, and we mere mortals have to manage to stay dry in its wake. … Read more »

A new downtown icon: the Johnson Street Bridge

Driving by the Victoria Harbour, from the picturesque Vic West community and into downtown Victoria, it is almost impossible to miss the landmark Johnson Street Bridge with its rusted, sky-blue paint and overhanging counterweight block. If all goes according to plan in the replacement project, a new Johnson Street Bridge will open to the public… Read more »

Two local authors receive Victoria literary awards

Local Victoria authors Stephen Reid and Polly Horvath were awarded at the 2013 Victoria Book Prize Awards, in a gala held at the Union Club of B.C. on Oct. 16. In recognition of their literature, each author received $5 000 in prize money. For his non-fiction work, A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden, Stephen Reid was… Read more »

CRD faces compost quandary

Oct. 24, local composting business Pedal to Petal sent out an email to its clients in response to the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) recent processing problems with the kitchen scraps strategy. In the email, Pedal to Petal says the CRD’s strategy is failing due to a lack of facilities to handle the scraps collected. The… Read more »