Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Change in CARSA dress code sparks online backlash

A new dress code at CARSA has caused a stir online after a gym member took to Instagram to voice her concern about being told her shorts violated the updated policy. Luiza, a recent UVic graduate who asked to be referred to only by her first name, has been attending CARSA since the gym opened… Read more »

CARSA to host Toronto Raptors training camp in September

It’s common knowledge that CARSA is always busier in September, usually with first-years who think they’ll actually have time to workout amid their schoolwork. This year, however, a few of the new faces at the gym will be decidedly more familiar than most. The Toronto Raptors are set to hold a pre-season training camp at… Read more »

UVic Rocketry soars at international competition

Club rewarded for their efforts in battling elements, gravity They overcame a broken down car, a broken into car, and fifty degree weather — all to travel to New Mexico, join hundreds of other university students, and launch a part-carbon fibre, part-plastic rocket 10 000 feet into the air. But when I sit down with six members… Read more »

UVic fencer takes gold at provincial championships

Caleb McIntosh’s foray into fencing started as many good stories do — with a crush on a girl. “I was 12 and there was this girl I had a huge crush on, that I was friends with, and she wanted to do fencing,” McIntosh says. Now, after 15 years and one provincial fencing gold medal, McIntosh realizes his… Read more »

Gustavson student disappointed with school’s unwillingness to entertain conservative ideas

A student in UVic’s business school says the program’s progressive slant means his conservative ideas are either disregarded or ignored. Will Goldbeck, a fourth-year student at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business, says neither the courses, his professors, nor the school itself do a good enough job of allowing debate for key business theories. Instead, Goldbeck… Read more »

Studying the Eh B Cs of Canadian language

UVic post-doc student dissects the history of ‘eh’ The maple leaf; the beaver; the Timbit — there are many tacky, tourist-shop ideas of what it means to be a Canadian. For Derek Denis, a post-graduate student at UVic, there is one subject that really speaks to the heart of Canadian identity — language. “Language is just inherently tied to… Read more »

Licence plate numbers now needed for day parking

Starting on Monday, June 26, drivers using UVic parking lots will be forced to input their licence plate numbers when buying hourly or full-day parking passes. The new “Pay by Licence” (PBL) program is the first step in UVic’s plan to replace all paper tickets with what UVic calls “virtual permits”.  For now, parking rates… Read more »

New UVSS board gets first taste of tension

UVSS Board meeting recap 12 / 06 / 2017 In the fourth meeting of their term, the new student society board of directors had their first taste of the pressure that so often presents itself at board meetings. While there were no presentations, reports, nor any administrative business of note, the board was confronted with… Read more »

UVic student a finalist in condom wrapper design competition

It probably won’t come as a surprise that it was Cassidy Luteijn’s experience as a student residence leader at UVic that taught her the importance of safe sexual health. “I think the students — especially in residence, I find — are just coming out of being under their parent’s roof,” says Luteijn, “and with that comes a lot of… Read more »