Posts By: Emily Fagan

Jan. 8 UVSS Meeting Recap

At their first board meeting of the new year, the UVSS announced that they will be convening a week later on Jan. 15 for an emergency board meeting to formalize and vote on the health care referendum question — a question that will determine what, if any, health care system the UVSS will facilitate next year. In… Read more »

UVSS Naloxone program continues despite personnel change

At the Dec. 4 UVSS board meeting, Director of Campaigns and Community Relations Anmol Swaich announced that the former leader of the Naloxone training workshop, a university staff member, had been let go by the university amid what Swaich referred to as “restructuring” efforts. While the university confirmed the program is being handled by a… Read more »

Expired OneCards confiscated by BC Transit drivers

BC Transit bus drivers “mistakenly confiscated” a number of OneCards from UVic students on Dec. 8 due to an error message that appeared in the transit card scanners, a UVic spokesperson confirmed. Paul Marck, UVic’s associate manager of Public Affairs, said that OneCards are typically only confiscated by drivers when found “to be used by… Read more »

Pink pages creates LGBTQ+ resource for Victoria area

It can be difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those who are new to Victoria, to easily access the local groups, events, and services available to support them. Through their shared experiences as self-identified members of the queer community, Victoria Pink Pages (VPP) co-founders Sherwin Arnott, Becky Cory, and UVic graduate Jakelene Plan,… Read more »

Bringing youth into global peacekeeping

UVic delegation attends UN forum   While young people have long represented the embodiment of future hope and change, it’s not often they are given the opportunity to actively weigh in on current global policies. On Nov. 14–15, seven UVic students were selected to help advise on a plan for international peace. Representing UVic, this… Read more »

It’s a Lang shot

Why Amazon in Langord makes no sense Amazon announced their intention to construct a second North American headquarters — dubbed HQ2 — in September, inciting an international frenzy of cities desperate to prove their exceptionalism. At time of writing, Amazon boasts it has received “238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts, and territories across North… Read more »

UVic panel debates how to battle fake news

Harvey Southam panel features six fine journalists “I look out here, and there must be 600, 700 000 people — at least!” joked David Leach, chair of the UVic writing department, to the crowd gathered on Nov. 7 for the 10th Harvey Southam panel. “If you hear anything different tomorrow, [it’s] fake news.” Although the crowd was considerably… Read more »

Diving under the surface of UVic’s submarine clubs

Despite being the newest and oldest engineering clubs at UVic, the Submarine Racing Club [SRC] and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle [AUVIC], UVic’s two submarine teams have less in common than you might think. Most students outside of engineering might be surprised to learn that there are two separate competitive submarine teams on campus, so here’s a… Read more »

Inside Victoria’s tunnels

Crouched in the darkness, you slosh through a murky stream as something rumbles overhead. You manage to shine your feeble flashlight on the cramped walls, and see something written in dripping red paint: call your mom more often. Welcome to the tunnels of Victoria. While there are extensive variations of urban myths surrounding Victoria’s historic… Read more »