Posts By: Myles Sauer

Events: August 6–Sept 10

ART 9th Annual Integrate Arts Festival It’s August already?! Sadly, yes. But don’t fret; just because summer’s drawing to a close doesn’t mean the fun’s going to stop. The Integrate Arts Society has an entire weekend of cool events planned, all in celebration of Victoria’s vibrant art scene. The festival is going to be a… Read more »

Rainbow crosswalk met with celebration, condemnation

The weather on July 2 may have been pleasant, but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-painted rainbow crosswalk on UVic’s ring road. Speeches by UVic staff— including President Jamie Cassels, Vice-President Academic and Provost Valerie Kuehne, and Student Recruitment Communications Assistant Gillian Cornwall — were followed by queer/trans activists Kat Palmateer… Read more »

Events: July 2–August 5

ART Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form I wouldn’t consider myself the artsy type, but I know what I like. And I like what I’ve seen of Jock Macdonald. He’s considered a pioneer of postwar abstraction in Canada, and wouldn’t you know it, the AGGV has an entire exhibit showing off his work! There are drop-in tours… Read more »

Board Shorts – June 22: Ain’t no business like old business

It was a low-key meeting for the Board of Directors on June 22, with much of it being held in camera. There was no public update on the UVSS’s excluded management restructuring or hiring for the Executive Director position. Chairperson Brontë Renwick-Shields proposed a motion to amend policy to include electing an Advocacy Council representative… Read more »

UVSS announces restructuring, loses management staff

The UVSS board will be undergoing a restructuring of their excluded management structure, according to a memo released to UVSS full-time staff on June 11. There are no further plans for any other changes to the Society’s staffing model. The memo states that Al Bishop will no longer hold his position as Support & Administrative… Read more »

Weaving Influences continues metal tradition on campus

While Victoria metalheads prepare to bang their heads upon the arrival of Pacific Northwest folk metal outfit Agalloch, those who prefer some academia with their riffs are invited to Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal, a talk by Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson. A professor in the English department at State University… Read more »

Events: June

ART Buddhist Arts of Asia at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria If your understanding of Buddhism doesn’t go much further than the popular image of a smiling man with a belly, then perhaps you’ll want to check out the new Buddhist Arts of Asia exhibit. Showcasing two thousand years of Buddhist art, this exhibit… Read more »

BoG Shorts May 26 – On the cutting edge

The UVic Board of Governors convened the morning of May 26 for an enthusiastic open session which saw discussion of recent developments including the launch of the UVic Edge branding campaign, and numerous university rankings holding the University at the top of various academic fields. The meeting began with the passing of motions from the… Read more »

A brief chat with Agalloch’s Don Anderson

On June 19, Pacific Northwest metal group Agalloch will make their Victorian debut at the Victoria Event Centre. On the same day, guitarist Don Anderson will be hosting a talk, titled Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal, at the University of Victoria. When Anderson isn’t bringing metal to the masses, he… Read more »

Photo: UVic students visit Coast Guard vessel

On April 10, UVic grad students and MEOPeers led by David Atkinson were invited to tour the CCGS (Canadian Coast Guard Ship) Sir Wilfrid Laurier, which was moored in Patricia Bay for maintenance in preparation for the coming field season. The tour was organized through the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)-funded project,… Read more »