Posts By: Mike Graeme

Store shelves might be missing SweetHearts candies this year

Conversation candy hearts fall out of the picture for Valentine’s Day 2019 You’re going to have to come up with your own romantic phrases this year, as NECCO, the biggest and original producer of conversation candy SweetHearts, filed for bankruptcy in April 2018. The 171-year-old candy company racked up an alleged $1.6 million in debt,… Read more »

Divest UVic: It’s time to break up with fossil fuels

After a year of silence, Divest UVic is back. We checked in with what they have planned for the coming year, the history of divestment at UVic, and the strategic coordination by Canadian universities to manage divestment campaigns.  In 1896, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius found that the burning of fossil fuels may lead to higher… Read more »

Full schedule: affordable events to start off the new year

Back to school means back to work — but it also mean a whole host of events for students and the greater community of Victoria. Here’s a list of some free or low-cost events students can look forward to over the next few weeks of January.   Mental Health Awareness Week including a Showcase with Shane… Read more »

Good Food Summit talks food literacy around Vancouver Island

Food growers, educators, organizers, entrepreneurs, and just general food lovers gathered at UVic on Nov. 22 and 23 for the 2018 Good Food Summit. The sold-out event, hosted by the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR) and its sub-organization Good Food Network, focused on three main themes: food access, food literacy, and local… Read more »

UVic can expect a series of new projects and partnerships coming soon

Your latest Board of Governors meeting recap Nov. 27 saw the second UVic Board of Governors meeting of the year and highlighted a suite of projects and partnerships that the university is setting in motion. These included UVic’s Strategic Framework, the forming of an Indigenous Community Advisory Council, and the development of several partnerships, including… Read more »

UVic hosts fourth annual Building Reconciliation Forum

“Education got us into this mess, so it’s education that has to get us out” Nearly 250 leading thinkers from universities, federal and regional governments, and Indigenous communities and governing bodies came from across Canada to participate in the fourth Building Reconciliation Forum hosted by UVic on Nov. 15 and 16. The annual forum, hosted… Read more »