Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Victoria to remove statue of John A. Macdonald

Statue could start coming down as soon as Saturday A little over a year since UVic removed the name of Joseph Trutch from one of its residency buildings, the City of Victoria took a similar step towards reconciliation this week. Mayor Lisa Helps announced on Aug. 8 that the city will propose the removal of… Read more »

From deep dives to home-run highs

Our interview with UVic alumnus and Vancouver Canadians GM JC Fraser For JC Fraser, an ex-Scuba diving instructor and UVic French History major, his journey into the sports business industry is a story that would likely would come out of a Hollywood filmmaker’s script. From applying to be a Vancouver Canadians summer intern because “it… Read more »

UVic researchers and students combine to find potential depression cause

A recent study led by UVic researchers Lisa Kalynchuk and Hector Caruncho has found a potential correlation between the production of a brain protein named reelin and depressive symptoms in humans. Kalynchuk, Associate Vice-President of Research at UVic, and Caruncho, a neuroscientist based in UVic’s division of Medical Science, were co-authors on a peer-review paper… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

Barrett leads Canada over China at basketball showcase in Victoria

Professional hoops returned for the second time this calendar year to Greater Victoria, as the Canadian men’s national team took on team China as part of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on June 24. Since the NBA’s Toronto Raptors held an open scrimmage on the UVic campus in September, Victoria’s basketball… Read more »

2017–2018 Elections budget ran a $23 000 deficit, UVSS reports

Cause of the overspending still unclear, Director of Finance and Operations says In an executive report at the latest UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 18, Director of Finance and Operations Curtis Whittla announced that this year’s Elections Office ran $23 000 over their allocated budget. The students’ society originally allocated $26 237 for their 2017–2018 Elections… Read more »

The UVSS June meetings: a Tweet-cap

June 4: Perhaps the biggest tension to come out of the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the month came not from the directors themselves, but from a spelling error in a live tweet session. But I digress, for now. The 2018/19 Board, continuing to familiarize themselves with one another, met for the third… Read more »

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival gets nautical in its 28th year

Two of Shakespeare’s works set to take place on the grounds of Camosun College To watch The Tempest, Pericles, or both — for Shakespeare fans in Victoria, that is the question. Returning for a 28th season, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF) is set to debut two of Shakespeare’s nautical-themed plays this summer at the Camosun College… Read more »