Posts By: Taryn Brownell

Blurring the party line

After recently being kicked out of the Liberal party caucus, 32 newly independent Liberal senators are making a few changes. Along with other plans, the Liberal senators have decided to vote according to their own beliefs, not taking a group stance on issues, and they’re opening many of their caucus meetings to the public. One… Read more »

Divest UVic’s reverse psychology

Divest UVic pulled an interesting April Fool’s joke on campus April   1. The group set up a satirical rally around the fountain that condemned the Divest movement and voiced the need for UVic to invest more in fossil fuels. According to a press release, the rally was a part of a nationwide day of action against… Read more »

What makes a hate crime?

On March 17, the minister responsible for multiculturalism, Teresa Wat, announced that the B.C. government has launched an anti–hate-crime campaign called Know Hate. The campaign, which is run in partnership with the B.C. Hate Crimes Team and Abbotsford Community Services (ACS), primarily targets online hate crimes. “The main goal is really to create a space… Read more »

The one-wheeled activist

Victoria local Joseph Boutilier has decided to embark on a five-month journey to Ottawa in order to raise awareness about climate change. The trip will include stops in small towns to talk to people about climate change issues, as well as an open invitation for anyone who wants to join him to come along. It… Read more »

Bullying goes beyond high school

Pacific and Asian Studies student Camisha Jackson has started an anti-bullying campaign called “Eliminate Us Vs. Them” at UVic. According to the campaign’s Facebook page, its goal is to spread awareness that bullying may continue outside of high school. “’Eliminate Us vs Them’ is a campaign showing how bullying hurts everyone and can leave mental… Read more »

UVSS allies with Divest UVic

The UVSS Board of Directors recently voted unanimously in favour of fossil fuel divestment at UVic. Along with the group Divest UVic, the UVSS is asking the university to immediately freeze all current investments in fossil fuels and remove their investments from all existing fossil fuel holdings within the next three years. They are attempting… Read more »

UVSS allies with Divest UVic

The UVSS Board of Directors recently voted unanimously in favour of fossil fuel divestment at UVic. Along with the group Divest UVic, the UVSS is asking the university to immediately freeze all current investments in fossil fuels and remove their investments from all existing fossil fuel holdings within the next three years. They are attempting… Read more »

What do you think about UVic receiving funding for the European Union Centre of Excellence?

Taylor Middleton Second year Child and Youth Care “Sounds kind of interesting. I think if it’s going toward something beneficial for us, it’s good. I don’t have any really strong opinion about it.”    Alyssa Savage Second year Environmental Studies & Economics “I think that it’s interesting. It’s obviously going to bring a different point… Read more »