Posts By: Emily Fagan

From dawn ‘til busk

The streets of Victoria are filled with two things — tourists and buskers. The latter are pretty interesting, it turns out On any given summer day, Alyssa Jean Klazek can be found dancing barefoot on the sidewalk of the inner harbour, guitar in hand. Busking keeps her on her toes — both literally and figuratively — as she pulls from her… Read more »

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) marked by releasing their first annual report on the policy. The report was a first glimpse into… Read more »

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR)’s annual report at their May meeting, which contained the first publicly available peek into the progress of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response… Read more »

Local youth string ensemble fundraising for an Emerald Isle excursion

Group hoping to travel, commit random acts of violins A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award–nominated group of local youth musicians have their sights set on Ireland, but they need community support to string it all together.  Coastline is a Victoria-based Celtic music group comprised of fiddle, cello, guitar, and piano players up to the age… Read more »

UVic gets serious traction during Bike to Work Week

In a city divided over bike lanes, members of the UVic community came together from May 28 to June 3 for the annual Bike To Work Week (BTWW), 24 years after the province-wide event first originated in Victoria. UVic has been an official sponsor of BTWW since 2001, although UVic Sustainability Coordinator Susan Kerr said… Read more »

UVic banking on increasing international ranking

A year-long project has students asking questions about financial priorities on campus Early last October, UVic launched the Global Reputation and Rankings Project (GRRP), an initiative to strengthen UVic’s standing with internationally prominent ranking organizations with $168 000 allocated exclusively for Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG), a third-party firm based out of California. The year-long, two-phase project… Read more »

Happy hour heaven

Fifteen hours of discount drinks to get you through finals In the midst of finals, it’s not uncommon for students’ spirits — and bank accounts — to hit an all-time low. Luckily, there are plenty of places around Victoria to revitalize the soul with wine, beer, and all kinds of alcohol that won’t take a toll on your wallet…. Read more »

Students, new senators react to Senate attendance report

Questions raised regarding students serving on UVSS board and Senate at the same time Students and senators future, past, and present reacted strongly to the news that 11 of the 16 current student senators have missed at least half of the UVic Senate meetings, as reported by a Martlet article published on April 5. “I… Read more »