Posts Categorized: News

Town hall promotes collaboration in stroke care and research

On June 12, the B.C. SUPPORT Vancouver Island Regional Centre, a collaboration between Island Health and UVic, presented a forum designed to outline critical, unmet needs for patients recovering from strokes. The event, titled ‘The Stroke Research Town Hall: Perspectives, Priorities, and Possibilities’, delivered exactly what the name promised; offering a variety of viewpoints on… Read more »

Gustavson student disappointed with school’s unwillingness to entertain conservative ideas

A student in UVic’s business school says the program’s progressive slant means his conservative ideas are either disregarded or ignored. Will Goldbeck, a fourth-year student at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business, says neither the courses, his professors, nor the school itself do a good enough job of allowing debate for key business theories. Instead, Goldbeck… Read more »

CARSA member suspended after swearing at sexual harassers

A CARSA member has been suspended from CARSA for one month after being told by staffers at the gym that she had violated CARSA’s behavioural policy by swearing at gym goers the member says were leering at her. The decision comes after several meetings between the member, a UVic alumna who wishes to be referred to… Read more »

Studying the Eh B Cs of Canadian language

UVic post-doc student dissects the history of ‘eh’ The maple leaf; the beaver; the Timbit — there are many tacky, tourist-shop ideas of what it means to be a Canadian. For Derek Denis, a post-graduate student at UVic, there is one subject that really speaks to the heart of Canadian identity — language. “Language is just inherently tied to… Read more »

Licence plate numbers now needed for day parking

Starting on Monday, June 26, drivers using UVic parking lots will be forced to input their licence plate numbers when buying hourly or full-day parking passes. The new “Pay by Licence” (PBL) program is the first step in UVic’s plan to replace all paper tickets with what UVic calls “virtual permits”.  For now, parking rates… Read more »

New UVSS board gets first taste of tension

UVSS Board meeting recap 12 / 06 / 2017 In the fourth meeting of their term, the new student society board of directors had their first taste of the pressure that so often presents itself at board meetings. While there were no presentations, reports, nor any administrative business of note, the board was confronted with… Read more »

UVic student a finalist in condom wrapper design competition

It probably won’t come as a surprise that it was Cassidy Luteijn’s experience as a student residence leader at UVic that taught her the importance of safe sexual health. “I think the students — especially in residence, I find — are just coming out of being under their parent’s roof,” says Luteijn, “and with that comes a lot of… Read more »

UVic Broad St. development would create 52 rental units

Rented at a market rate, students would have preferential access to the units UVic Housing, a subsidiary of UVic that manages the university’s revenue properties, has struck a deal with Chard Development Ltd. to create 52 studio and one-bedroom units on downtown’s Broad Street. The press release announcing the move, published on June 2, indicated… Read more »

UVic Professor’s ‘garden Spicer’ goes viral

Dr. Lisa Kadonaga finds internet stardom with White House correspondent’s “anxious, forlorn” eyes The printers at Zap Copy in the Student Union Building have no doubt seen plenty of odd material pass through their doors, but it’s not often that they help create something that will spend a weekend making its way through every major… Read more »

A conversation with MLA Carole James

On June 6th, British Columbians elected a record number of Indigenous MLAs into the B.C. legislature: Melanie Mark (NDP, who was notably the first Indigenous woman to serve in the B.C. legislature), Carole James (NDP), Ellis Ross (Liberal), and Adam Olsen (Green). I had the opportunity to speak with James, the twelve-year MLA for Victoria-Beacon… Read more »