Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Running for a cause

UVic student Jordan Moore is running 150 laps around Ring Road this month in support of ‘Movember’ Movember is here again (and almost over!), which means you’ve likely noticed an increase in men’s facial hair on campus this month. From those sporting ‘handlebars’ or ‘horseshoes,’ to the many peach fuzz ‘staches and patchy beards in… Read more »

Second annual BEEP day sparks innovation on campus

Students, researchers, and faculty came together to showcase work being done in UVic’s Biomedical Engineering department ‘Beep’ is a sound many scientists are familiar with hearing in labs, but the famous robot tune had a completely different significance on campus earlier this month. Hundreds of biomedical scientists and researchers gathered at UVic on Nov. 2… Read more »

The importance of Daylight Saving Time

Although the bi-annual time shift is being pushed to extinction, here’s why you should care about the tradition Originally a satirical proposition by Benjamin Franklin that later became an official proposition  by a New Zealand bug expert in 1895, Daylight Saving Time (DST) has evolved into one of the greatest bi-annual debates across the world… Read more »

UVic student leads art-based mental health initiative

Faces of our Community event brings international and domestic students together The UVic community welcomed a wall of fresh faces to campus last month — literally. The ‘Faces of our Community’ mural workshop, led by Art Education student Kira Chong, was designed initially to help integrate international students into the campus community, but quickly turned… Read more »

Scientists look to give universities and students an edge on campus safety

Undercover Colors’ handheld tablet allows individuals to test their drink quickly and efficiently One U.S. startup company is looking to revolutionize drug tampering and campus safety systems for schools in Canada and the United States with the introduction of a new portable test for decreasing the risk of being drugged and sexually assaulted. Undercover Colors,… Read more »

Cannabusiness in YYJ

A closer look into how the legalization of cannabis will affect victoria and what people are saying about it

“Gonna have to get used to that,” my sister whispered to me. Sitting on a bench on the outskirts of the University of Toronto campus, over 4 000 kilometres from home, we were watching a group of students and 20-somethings smoking e-cigarettes across the street.   Plumes of smoke hovered above them, dancing their way… Read more »

Two UVic students make bids for local office

Candidates Isabella Lee and Nathan Daisley hope to bring fresh perspectives to municipal politics This fall, a pair of UVic students are hoping to make the leap from the classroom to city council. Political Science major Nathan Daisley and Sociology major Isabella Lee are two candidates running in the Oct. 22 municipal race for the… Read more »

Local non-profit organization sends inaugural yoga student to India

Rebecca Young is The Om Work Project’s first scholarship student to travel overseas and expand her yoga training Despite never having travelled in the air for longer than six hours, 18-year-old New Jersey native Rebecca Young may have to sign up for a frequent-flyer plan this fall as she travels to India with Victoria-based non-profit… Read more »

Peer Support Centre launches Oct. 1

UVSS unveils new peer-to-peer support system As of Oct. 1, UVic students now have a designated safe space on campus where they can talk openly with their peers about mental health issues. The Peer Support Centre (PSC) gives students the opportunity to have peer-to-peer support from fellow students as they adjust to university life. “PSC… Read more »