Posts Categorized: Culture

New book humanizes health care in Canada

Andrew MacLeod’s “All Together Healthy” offers accessible criticisms for an all-too-often inaccessible health care system The joke goes like this: the premise of Breaking Bad would never work in Canada. That’s funny, right? It’s because we have publicly subsidized health care and the United States doesn’t. There aren’t any high school chemistry teachers turned meth cooks… Read more »

Grade school science students show off

It’s a grey Sunday afternoon and the quad is fairly quiet, but the Elliot lecture wing is buzzing. UVic is hosting the 57th annual Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair for the second time and the public viewing portion has just begun. The main areas of the building are packed with 135 poster boards and 170… Read more »

Relics in Catholicism

Five hundred-year-old arm of St. Francis visited Victoria earlier this year On Jan. 27, St. Francis Xavier’s arm arrived in Victoria at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The relic had travelled across the country, tying into Canada’s celebrations of 150 years of confederation. The arm is kept inside what looked like a gold spoon placed in… Read more »

The real star of Black Panther

The Wakandan technology, its symbolism, and the female character behind it all Just a warning, there’s some spoilers ahead. I’d strongly suggest you go and watch the Black Panther movie soon — I guarantee you’ll enjoy it. It’s easy to see that the real star of Black Panther isn’t T’Challa, the Black Panther, but the technology and… Read more »

Confabulation pushes the power of stories

Victoria’s live storytelling series is raw, real, and winning hearts People love stories, and listening to a good story told well is time well-spent. However, it happens too often nowadays that we only hear from people online or see their stories as videos on our newsfeeds. Being caught up in the hustle and bustle stops… Read more »

Killy delivers a short but sweet performance at Vertigo

In the constantly evolving new generation of hip-hop music, a rapper’s live performance can make or break their career. On Thursday, Toronto rapper Killy proved that he was here to stay, delivering a high-energy performance to the sold-out crowd at Vertigo in the Student Union Building. UVic was the fifth stop on the rapper’s first… Read more »

UVic’s very own Satellite Design Club has big science in store

Next satellite project launches with equipment for dark energy research Not many students know that UVic has its own Satellite Design Club that builds satellites with important scientific payloads for launch. Forty-five active members of the UVic Satellite Design Club, sitting in a club room in the engineering building that gives off a homey, lived-in,… Read more »

Harrison Brome’s Vancouver R&B blues

Musician’s emotional music on full display in new EP Harrison Brome is a different type of musician emerging from Vancouver, B.C. He was born with a learning disability and was homeschooled as a teenager, but he doesn’t let his past restrict his future goals. Instead, he has become uniquely promising, with music that is fresh… Read more »

WordsThaw winner: Milk and Cookies

The WordsThaw Prize is a contest run by the Malahat Review, one of Canada’s most esteemed literary magazines. It offers emerging Victorian writers the opportunity to submit works in two categories: poetry and micro-text (either short fiction or creative non-fiction). Winners receive a full WordsThaw Festival pass, a one-year subscription to the Malahat Review, and… Read more »