Posts By: Emily Fagan

Meet the UVic Professor behind the new $10 bill

On Nov. 19, Canada welcomed a new angle — literally — to their history and currency, with input from one of UVic’s very own. Over a year before Viola Desmond, a prominent defender of civil rights and social justice in Canada, emerged as the new face on the vertical 10 dollar bill the Bank of… Read more »

Cinecenta’s $20 000 renovations to begin over December break

Movie-goers can expect fresh paint, repaired seats in the new year, with more updates anticipated in the near future Cinecenta, UVic’s student-run campus movie theatre, will undergo $20 000 worth of renovations, beginning with updates to its walls, carpet, seats, and stage over the winter break. An additional $10 000 is anticipated to update the… Read more »

Give me liberty, or give me library fines

Why the UVic library should end the archaic practice of fining students for late returns Deadlines are everywhere, especially in university. Essays, projects, rent, tuition, graduation application — it can be a lot to keep track of. But perhaps the most trivial deadlines a student can miss are the ones enforced by the library. Which… Read more »

New campus group asks why UVic isn’t talking about generational poverty

Shoestring Initiative aims to dismantle ‘Bootstrap’ ideology at UVic and beyond A new group on campus is taking big steps to break down the stigma students experience with generational poverty. On Nov. 1, just over two dozen students, professors, and other members of the UVic community met for the Shoestring Initiative’s first gathering. The Shoestring… Read more »

Power imbalances a world away from home

UVic international graduate students speak on unethical treatment from supervisors and a lack of support from the university Uncomfortable power dynamics, manipulation, and a lack of support: for many international graduate students at UVic, this is their reality when it comes to their relationship with their supervisor. “It is threats,” said Hamed Assadi, an Iranian… Read more »

Two UVic students make bids for local office

Candidates Isabella Lee and Nathan Daisley hope to bring fresh perspectives to municipal politics This fall, a pair of UVic students are hoping to make the leap from the classroom to city council. Political Science major Nathan Daisley and Sociology major Isabella Lee are two candidates running in the Oct. 22 municipal race for the… Read more »