Posts By: Will Dahlem

Food prices on campus tough to swallow

Monopoly isn’t fun. Many of us have sat down at the kitchen table on a Friday night expecting to play an enjoyable board game. After you land on Park Avenue for the third time and run out of money, though, you feel like flipping the board across the room in a fit of rage. Looking… Read more »

Board Shorts March 23: Upcoming UVic events

DUMP AND RUN Director-at-Large Kenya Rogers announced that a team of Community Leaders (CLs) and other volunteers will be organizing a “Dump and Run” for the Food Bank. Those wishing to donate food to UVic students in need can come to the Arbutus Room in Cadboro Commons on April 13, 14, and 15. SSD EVENT… Read more »

Local NDP MPs speak out against C-51

On Feb. 27, NDP MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin hosted a public consultation in Victoria on the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act, commonly referred to as Bill C-51. Garrison and Rankin invited Reg Whitaker, an adjunct UVic professor and expert on government surveillance and privacy issues, and Laurel Collins, a UVic instructor with a focus on… Read more »

Board shorts Feb. 2: paid leave for UVSS execs

FEDERAL STUDENT LOBBYING Director of External Relations Greg Atkinson invited Jonathan Champagne, the Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), to speak at the meeting. CASA, formed in 1995, is a collection of 22 student unions which seeks to provide “accessible, affordable, and high-quality post-secondary education.” Champagne admitted that the Province of… Read more »

Board Shorts: Jan. 19

Correction: A previous version of this article erroneously stated that UVic Pride representative Cal Mitchell promoted the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign, and that Pride and the Students of Colour Collective will be hosting such an event. In fact, they received high heeled shoes that were once used for a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event… Read more »

Student referendum lacks specifics

I was pleased to attend Thursday’s annual general meeting of the UVSS. To see Cinecenta filled to capacity with hundreds of students passionate about issues which affect our university was fantastic. I was disappointed, however, at the lack of clarity in the UVSS’s plans for divestment. The referendum, which an overwhelming majority of the crowd… Read more »