Posts By: Mike Graeme

UVic’s CanAssist unveils seven new technologies for use across B.C.

Children with special needs now have the potential for a lot more independence, inclusion, and fun From robotic arms to pick up fallen toys to ball launchers that help children play catch with friends or fetch with dogs, UVic’s CanAssist organization has just released seven new technologies that will greatly increase opportunities for children with… Read more »

Luca Fogale is coming to Victoria

Soft and honest, his folk tunes are an invitation to the calm seas of connection In the cacophonic bustle of city construction and car horns, it’s hard to reach that introspective space where we can deeply connect with each other and ourselves. Luca Fogale’s soft, soulful folk will send you sailing on that calm sea…. Read more »

UVic tiny house build completed, but leaves campus early

“Goodbye to Tiny House #5 for the Tiny House Warriors!” reads a Facebook post by the UVic Tiny House Warriors Support Team on Oct. 24. “The house is leaving UVic today and headed to Secwepemculecw soon!” The original plan was to have the tiny house be the central tenet of a week of decolonization and… Read more »

R is for Reconciliation, R is for Ruling

Supreme Court ruling on consultation with Indigenous peoples does not dramatically change current state of affairs On Oct. 11, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government is not obligated to consult with First Nations when drafting legislation that may affect their treaty rights. According to the Mikisew Cree, who first took the federal government… Read more »

Mycelium is the bee’s knees

In a battle for survival, bees have a secret weapon — mushrooms Think about your last meal. You can thank the bees for about a third of it. Seriously, I’m not pollen your leg — 30 per cent of the world’s crops rely on cross-pollination from bees and other pollinators, and 90 per cent of… Read more »

Weed it and weep

Chicken soup for the cannabis lover’s soul Arrive late to a potluck and you might get really stoned. Okay, so what would YOU do if the kale salad and lasagna were all gone, the nachos were down to crumbs, and all that was left was a glowing plate of homemade — and, unsuspectingly, homegrown —… Read more »

A “deeper rooted history”

Members of Songhees Nation, with support from Parks Canada, hold first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers Saturday, Oct. 13 was a historical day for Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, Parks Canada, and Vancouver Islanders, as these communities came together to celebrate a traditional… Read more »

“Going big by going small”

The Tiny House Warrior movement comes to UVic Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the lawn by Felicita’s Pub outside the Student Union Building (SUB) at UVic will become a temporary construction site for a tiny house on wheels. Led by a group known as the Tiny House Warriors (THWs), the home will go to helping Secwepemc… Read more »