Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Student arrested for sexual assault won’t be charged

A University of Victoria student who was arrested on five counts of sexual assault will not face criminal charges after Crown Counsel decided not to approve them on Thursday, April 7. The Crown’s decision cited a lack of sufficient evidence and no substantial likelihood of conviction. The student was originally slated to appear in court… Read more »

Streeters: April Fool’s Day

What April Fool’s Day pranks have you pulled off, or been victim of? No, I’ve never pulled a prank. I really like the idea of April Fool’s Day. I like the concept of fun, elaborate pranks. I could just never come up with, or execute anything good. If you had to a pull off a… Read more »

Mexico brings the heat at World Cup qualifier

Soccer really does bring people together. The World Cup qualifier between Canada and Mexico on March 25th was no exception, with drunken fans of both teams joining arms and voices after the match had finished to proclaim their hatred for a mutual enemy: “Fuck Trump!” That hatred was the sum total of match antagonism, with… Read more »

R.I.S.E. Summit gathers students to ‘support, nurture, and heal’

Two University of Victoria students, Sue Bishop and Simone Blais, will be attending the inaugural Racialized Indigenous Student Experience (R.I.S.E) Summit, hosted in Scarborough, Ont., from March 19–21. The summit is hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), who have invited indigenous students across Canada to “come together, share stories of success and struggle,… Read more »

BREAKING: Premier announces support for sexual assault bill

Premier Christy Clark has pledged her support for the Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act tabled last week by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head, it was announced this afternoon. Premier @christyclarkbc pledges to work with @AJWVictoriaBC on Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act #bcpoli — BC Green Party (@BCGreens) March 16, 2016 Huge shout out… Read more »

Sexual assault survivors criticize university over treatment

After a disturbing sexual assault in the spring of 2014 by a classmate, the last thing Lane Foster wanted to face were challenges when beginning her healing process. Foster went to UVic’s Counselling Services just days after her attack, where she alleges her counsellor advised her to return home to L.A. and discouraged her from… Read more »

Encompass UVic sweeps student election

The UVSS Elections Office has announced that Encompass UVic won a decisive victory against the other slates, with only a single director-at-large from Woke UVic winning a place on the next year’s UVSS Board of Directors. A fee increase to support University 101 passed with 66.8 per cent in favour, while an increase to the travel… Read more »