Posts By: Sarah Lazin

Bringing the Oireachtas to the Rock

Victoria hosts Irish dance championships For the first time in its 43 years, the Western Canadian Regional Oireachtas (pronounced uh-ROCK-tus) was held on Vancouver Island. Six hundred dancers (representing 24 dance schools) flocked to the island from across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to compete in the Irish dance championships. These dancers were aged anywhere… Read more »

UVSS Board meeting recaps

What happened at the Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 meetings The UVSS Board of Directors has met on the past few Monday nights, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, which means decisions have been made, votes have been cast, and tears have been shed. For those of you who didn’t attend (because, let’s face it, nobody… Read more »

Crowd-free caffeine fixes

Off-the-beaten-track study spots around town There comes a time in every student’s life when they turn to coffee. Maybe it’s the only thing that will get you through your never-ending night class, or it’s your favourite part of your morning ritual. The fact of the matter is that most students turn to coffee (or a… Read more »

Canadian Blood Services meets with students

Vancouver conference discusses deferral policies, trans accessibility On Saturday, Sept. 16, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) held a conference in Vancouver titled “Donor Screening for MSM and Trans Individuals: Dialogue with Student Leaders.” At the conference, students from B.C. campus blood donor clubs and LGBTQ groups gathered to discuss ways in which CBS can move forward… Read more »

CFUV Speaks brings spoken word to UVic airwaves

There’s one thing you need to know about CFUV’s spoken word department: no, it’s not poetry. Beginning this spring, and continuing strong through the next nine months, the on-campus radio station will be rolling out diverse and original spoken word content as part of their new project, CFUV Speaks. “Within CFUV Speaks,” Max Collins, CFUV’s… Read more »

UVic alums bring interdisciplinary lens to climate change studies

In the global fight against climate change, two UVic alumni are demonstrating the complexity of climate issues and the value of approaching such challenges through an interdisciplinary lens. Those alumni, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Brett Dolter, are two of the three inaugural recipients of the David Suzuki Fellowship who will spend the next year under the… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150

Identity is oftentimes very personal. While we are influenced by our families and friends, no one else can decide how we identify. In all likelihood, you walk past hundreds of people each day, with whom you have nothing in common. But every so often (usually during the Olympics and in the lead up to Canada… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Lisa Helps

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Lisa Helps | Mayor of Victoria The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think what it means to be a Canadian is, first of… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas)

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas) | Director of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work I am a mother and a grandmother, and I think that’s really, really important for me,… Read more »