Posts By: Hugo Wong

I got high and asked why UVic’s Webmail looks so ’90s

I met my guide, Don, a middle-aged systems administrator with dad jeans and a friendly mustache in an unknown wing of the Clearihue basement. I walked over to shake his hand and felt my feet melt into the floor from that dank kush I bought from my roommate. He opened the first door and walked past… Read more »

Encompass UVic sweeps student election

The UVSS Elections Office has announced that Encompass UVic won a decisive victory against the other slates, with only a single director-at-large from Woke UVic winning a place on the next year’s UVSS Board of Directors. A fee increase to support University 101 passed with 66.8 per cent in favour, while an increase to the travel… Read more »

Board of Governors discuss provincial lobbying, potential tuition increases

At the inaugural 2015-16 UVic Board of Governors meeting on Sept. 29, members were briefed on the university’s response to a recent sexual assault as well as August’s employee harassment situation and President Jamie Cassels’ presentation to provincial MLAs on post-secondary funding, which includes proposed tuition increases to professional programs like law. CAMPUS MISCONDUCT Michael… Read more »

Flushing away the career-change malaise

Since stepping down as editor-in-chief of this fine publication, I’ve had the chance to reflect on what I want to do next in my life. I’ve thought about starting a podcast, exercising more, volunteering at local charities, and so on. But hey, could you hand me that wrench over there? No, the smaller one. See,… Read more »

UVEC brings out the best in student engineering

This past Saturday, UVic engineers gathered in ECS to compete in UVEC, the University of Victoria Engineering Competition. The one-day event, consisting of team competitions in various disciplines, was a qualifying event for regional and national engineering competitions. This summer, competitions included re-engineering (transforming an object), debate, senior design (creating an object from provided parts), and… Read more »

Adult basic education in focus at board meeting

The public portion of the May 25 UVSS board meeting was mostly devoted to presentations by the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-BC) and CFUV, UVic’s campus community radio station. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION Two representatives from CFS-BC, Simka Marshall and Amanda Aziz, sought UVSS support for a CFS-BC campaign to restore funding… Read more »