Posts By: Josh Kozelj

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 »

UVic look for feedback on proposed student housing designs

In the middle of a week of celebration for the graduating class of 2018, plans to welcome the next batch of undergraduate students to campus were already in the works. Nestled a few hundred metres from ‘Grad 2018’ merchandise booths and ceremonies taking place in the University Centre for convocation week, Campus Planning and Security… Read more »

Chinese bike-share company sprouts up on campus

If you have been on campus lately, you will have likely noticed it’s not only herds of deer or bunnies that you need to watch out for — instead, a plethora of lime-green bicycles have become a new daunting obstacle.   The bikes, created by the China-based company U-bicycle, were brought to Victoria in the fall. But… Read more »

Kinder Morgan demonstration transforms from 20-protester phone bank to 200-person rally

Protest staged days after hundreds of anti-pipeline demonstrators march downtown About 200 protesters wearing red clothes gathered outside the Atrium in downtown Victoria to rally against the federal government’s recent decision to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan. The demonstration was planned in solidarity with 80 other protests across the country for the… Read more »

A ‘tweet-cap’ of the May 14 UVSS board meeting

Pastries, pies, and politics — three topics that held predominant roles at the second UVSS meeting of the 2018–19 term. From easily passing motions to holding a friendly vote for a new director position, the new board acted as two friends on a first date: courteous and eager to cooperate. However, the night began on a sombre… Read more »

Youth sport specialization is ruining childhood sport

Parents pushing their kids to be the next ‘Connor McDavid’ or ‘Christine Sinclair’ put too much pressure on youth’s shoulders For the past four summers, I have seen the dark side of youth sport first-hand. I have been witness to the greed, hunger, and self-indulgence of parents who unnecessarily push their children to become youth… Read more »

Recently ratified, new UVSS health plan banks on choice

Everything you need to know about what you voted to approve in the latest UVSS referendum Prepare to feel like a professional athlete with the new changes to the UVSS Health and Dental Plan, as approved in the Spring referendum and ratified at a recent UVSS meeting. From February 28 to March 2, the UVic… Read more »

Sedins put on a show in final home game

The end of an era | Henrik and Daniel Sedin would never want this. All the recognition, tribute videos, and social media posts of support from teammates and other players across the NHL is something they wouldn’t push for. Unlike other sports stars, such as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who announced at… Read more »