Posts By: Josh Kozelj

UVic announces $2.4 million investment in marine energy

As students returned from reading break on Nov. 17, flocking to Mystic Market and filling the air of the University Centre with chatter, UVic announced a serious donation to increase research into sustainable energy. The $2.4 million dollars — $1.4 million from the Government of Canada and $1 million from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in… Read more »

Anti-Semitic posters on UVic campus abhorrent

Canada welcomes all The federal Liberal government is set to welcome one million new immigrants to Canada by 2020, through a three-year plan that will slowly increase the number of immigrants each year. In light of the recent anti-Semitic posters being spread across UVic, this message couldn’t be more important than it is right now…. Read more »

Report highlights Victoria’s student housing crisis

A new study highlights the impact of the ongoing housing crisis for Victoria-area students. The study found that 70 per cent of post-secondary students reported that their yearly earnings place them under the national low-income cut off, or “poverty line.” The report, “Victoria’s Student Housing Crisis” by the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG),… Read more »

UVic club out to end the stigma around mental health

You are not alone — that is what the UVic Mental Health Awareness Club wants to let you know, especially when you seek help. “It can be fairly intimidating to go to the counselling services for the first time; even if you go into the University Centre to find the counselling services, there’s not clear signage,” says… Read more »

Vectors series unifies brilliant minds across UVic research fields

Deep inside the bowels of the Technology Enterprise Facility — a building that looks eerily similar to the Baxter Building in Fantastic 4 — is a room filled with genius minds primed to tackle global problems. The Vectors Symposium Series, a new initiative started by the Social Science deparment’s Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC), gathers researchers from… Read more »

UVic professor revolutionizes skin health system

UVic Engineering professor Mohsen Akbari has been credited with helping to revolutionize the wound care system, by creating a smartphone app that can detect and treat skin infections through “smart bandages.” “Chronic wounds are major issues right now, especially with the growth of people suffering from diabetes, obesity, and many different metabolic complications,” Akbari said…. Read more »

We should applaud athletes who kneel against Trump

It was last December at the United Center  on the west side of Chicago that I witnessed the impact politics has on sport. “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your caps,” said the public address announcer, and, as I have done at countless sports events, I rose to my feet. The capacity crowd, dressed… Read more »

Food security for starving students

How the community fills the bellies of growing minds The aroma of juicy, oregano-scented chicken wafted throughout the hallways of the church as starving cash-strapped students filled the tables in the gymnasium. If you were looking through the Emmanuel Baptist Church window on this unusually crisp September Tuesday night, it would have seemed as if… Read more »