Posts By: William Workman

Distinguished scholars receive honorary degrees from UVic

This past Nov. 13, two elite members of the international academic community received honorary degrees from UVic. The recipients, Patrick Lane and Dr. George Whitesides, are recognized for achievements in different fields. While the former is honoured for monumental contributions to the abstract world of poetry, the latter is responsible for making significant strides in… Read more »

Should the Olympics impose popular values?

When discriminatory notions result in malevolent action against certain groups, they should be reassessed by those in positions of power. The new law passed by the Russian government, which incriminates homosexuality and all “propaganda” surrounding it, presents a situation in which only the powerful can better the fate of an ostracized minority group. With the… Read more »

R. Luongo and the Canadian Dream

A new collective bargaining agreement has been tentatively reached between NHL players and owners, salvaging this year’s NHL season. In light of this, a question has resurfaced in the minds of Canucks fans: what is to become of Bobby Lou? Ridiculed by fans and the media in times of lackluster performance, worshipped and revered by… Read more »