Posts By: Hugo Wong

We asked you and your parents on move-in day

What excites you most about coming onto campus? It’s sunny; it has good weather. What made you choose UVic? The campus is re ally nice and it’s a little far away from home [Vancouver]. what are you most excited about?   I wouldn’t say I’m excited . . . I’m excited about his new journey. Anything you’re not… Read more »

Events: May-June

LITERATURE Friday, May 2 Thirdspace Launch Party The UVSS Women’s Centre will host a launch party for the newest issue of its zine Thirdspace, which is a non-commercial publication dedicated to feminism and anti-racism. The event is open to everyone, and there will be snacks. The party is happening at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora Ave.),… Read more »

Chemistry conference stirs excitement

The University of Victoria will host the 28th annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (WCUCC) in the Bob Wright Centre, which unites undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students from universities across the west coast. From May 1 to 3, 75 attendees from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba will present their research related to the conference’s theme of… Read more »

UVSS Women’s Centre: a strong, feminist voice

The UVSS Women’s Centre, in room B107 of the Student Union Building, near where the UVSS general office is located, was established in 1981. Although the main goals of the centre are now in the process of clarification, its historical purpose has been to provide a women-centred physical space to facilitate networking among campus women,… Read more »

Out of Hand Artisan Fair celebrates 25th anniversary

Christmas carols sung by the Linden Singers of Victoria filled the gently lit Crystal Garden. Exhibitors of varying ages presented their crafts ranging from food, pottery, prints, soaps, and clothing. With the participation of over 100 professional artists, this year marked the 25th anniversary of the “Out of Hand” Artisan Fair. The diverse exhibitors were… Read more »

CFUV broadcasts show for international students

On Nov. 1, CFUV launched a new show named “Diversity Speaks” that airs biweekly on Fridays. The host is Xi Zhang, a Chinese undergraduate student in her last year of biopsychology. The first instalment addressed theatre and storytelling. “Xi’s show will be a platform for international students to talk about their unique experiences at university… Read more »

Purge yourself, and be curious

A frequent misconception many people have with abstract art is that abstract artists work with chaos and lack the controlled style of more traditional artwork. “Abstract involves construction of a painting with visual fundamentals and disciplines,” says Bill Porteous, who is an abstract expressionist artist. “It begins with order and ends with order, whereas representation… Read more »

Pink Bicycle restaurant serves crunchy burger treats

A pink bicycle sits elegantly by the window of The Pink Bicycle Gourmet Burger Joint, one of the most popular restaurants in downtown Victoria. Located at 1008 Blanshard Street, it can be hard to find unless you look carefully; however, it’s worth the look. All the dishes from The Pink Bicycle contain ingredients from local… Read more »

UVic International Commons launches new programs in collaborative effort

The International Commons (IC) in McPherson Library is launching more than 20 new programs this semester, says IC Program Co-ordinator Adam Yaghi. The most recent ones are English 135 and 101 drop-in help, academic advising, the English Conversation Café, and writing help. The IC aims to help integration of international students into the UVic community,… Read more »