Posts By: Josh Kozelj

New writing prof brings international journalism experience to UVic

Deborah Campbell is no stranger to new adventures. From uncovering stories in Egypt, Iran, and Russia, to working undercover in Syria, Campbell brings a wealth of knowledge to her newest adventure as the UVic Creative Writing Department’s new assistant professor of creative nonfiction in September 2018 and Director of the Professional Writing program in January… Read more »

UVic announces plans for two new student residence buildings

Prepare for a lot of cranes, jackhammers, and construction workers on campus over the next few years. In the midst of the ongoing housing crisis—and a month after the B.C. provincial government pledged $450 million in government loans to help universities finance student housing projects—UVic has announced potential locations for two new student residences on… Read more »

Why student athletes shouldn’t be paid

Student athletes should not be paid. It’s that simple, and as a current student athlete myself, I couldn’t be more comfortable saying that. What makes us any different than any other student? Student athletes already have a head start on regular students who have to pay for their own university classes. In 2013/14, the governing… Read more »

Petition asks for UVic to move towards reusable cups

A petition launched by the UVic Sustainability Movement (UVSM) in hopes of persuading the university to move away from distributing paper coffee cups on campus has garnered over 1 500 signatures in just over a month and is picking up steam. “At UVic, over 4 500 paper coffee cups are thrown out every day,” the UVSM writes… Read more »

2018 UVSS Election: Dirk Slot

Dirk Slot is an independent running in the 2018 UVSS Election for Director of Student Affairs. What are the three most important aspects of your campaign platform? When I put my platform together, the most important aspect for me was making the whole process a little friendlier. So, my platform is more of a cover… Read more »

B.C. NDP announces new investments for student housing

UVSS happy about the plans after months of lobbying Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures chilling the province, the B.C. NDP government warmed up to post-secondary institutions in their 2018 budget announcement. After months of lobbying the government, universities and student unions across the province got their wish: a budget that allocates $450 million to a… Read more »

International grad student on cusp of prestigious theatre award

Taiwo Afolabi’s journey to being named one of 11 finalists in the world for the Ellen Stewart International Award has been anything but smooth sailing. “I experienced displacement myself back in Jos,” Afolabi says, talking about the Jos riots in 2010 that killed 326 people in his home country of Nigeria. “I was not in… Read more »