Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Advocacy group policy scrapped at tense board meeting

Consultations will take place before policy is reintroduced / Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer had barely started to introduce the agenda for the March 26 UVSS Board of Directors before Third Space representative Isabella Lee jumped in. The tone had been set: advocacy representatives felt strongly that there were changes that… Read more »

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how advocacy groups handle their social media and websites and how they are responsible for funding any legal action the UVSS must take on their behalf… Read more »

Why St. Patrick’s Day sucks

Associating Ireland with alcohol isn’t harmless By the time I was in second year at UVic, I was already annoyed by the concept of St. Patrick’s Day. But when I checked my Instagram on March 17 and saw that Felicita’s was proudly displaying a deal on “Irish Car Bombs,” my annoyance quickly turned to anger…. Read more »

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

Phoenix’s latest fare sees Shakespeare meet Beyoncé

Director Jeffrey Renn preaches importance of keeping art modern It’s a conundrum that is almost as old as the Bard of Avon himself — how do you adapt Shakespeare to make it appealing to new generations? This is the task that Master of Fine Arts candidate Jeffrey Renn has taken on by directing the Phoenix Theatre’s production… Read more »