Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Cannabis likely to be eased into current smoking policy, UVSS says

Details about the policy will be released some time before the Oct. 17 legalization date, university says With less than two months until consumption of cannabis is officially legalized across the country, updates on how UVic will implement the substance continue to surface. In an Aug. 27 UVSS board meeting absent of any new motions,… Read more »

Smoky summers could become ‘new normal,’ experts say

Every year, thousands of tourists flood the Pacific Northwest for its renowned Douglas Fir and Garry Oak forests, mountainous landscapes, and the crisp, fresh ocean air gusting off the neighbouring Pacific Ocean. For the second consecutive year, however, hundreds of wildfires burning across the province have forced the provincial government to issue a Provincial State… Read more »

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 »