Posts Categorized: News

Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals

Even before spotting the mangled fly peeking out from under the uncooked noodles of her green curry, Shae-Lynn Ouellette hadn’t been feeling well. “I was like ‘What is this . . . it must just be a peanut,’” Ouellette described. “It turns out it was a fly. It was all chopped up . . . That kinda spoiled my appetite.” Ouellette is one… Read more »

Is Campus Security making students feel less safe?

On the tail ends of the new Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response draft policy, students have come forward to report their dissatisfaction with the way UVic Campus Security (CSEC) has handled not only cases of sexual assault, but medical emergencies, safe walks escorts, and student discipline as well. While most students have a story or… Read more »

Our chat with Jay T. Cullen, UVic prof and Canadian astronaut candidate

Oceanographer. Marine chemist. Professor. Father. Jay T. Cullen wears many hats, and last month, he received another: Canadian astronaut candidate. On Feb. 1, it was announced that Cullen, a professor at UVic’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, made the Canadian Space Agency’s shortlist, becoming one of just 72 chosen candidates from a pool of… Read more »

IdeaFest panel challenges current conceptions of reconciliation

How do we reconcile the past to create a better future? What does reconciliation mean at a local or national level? What does it mean in relation to Canada’s 150th? What does reconciliation even mean at all? Panelists at IdeaFest event “On being here to stay, together,” taking place tonight, will grapple with these questions, and many… Read more »

Protesters crash effective altruism debate

Members of the campus community were put at odds with one another after raucous protest interrupted an UVic Effective Altruism club event at Cinecenta on Wednesday, March 1. The event, which featured a screening of a TED Talk on effective altruism by Princeton professor and ethicist Peter Singer followed by a Skype Q&A, was met… Read more »

Energize UVic sweeps student election; referendums fail to meet quorum

UPDATE: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Energize UVic’s campaign manager and one of their candidates. UPDATE March 5: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Connect UVic’s campaign manager, as well as to provide more context around the Peter Singer event on Wednesday, March 1. Energize UVic has routed Connect UVic, winning… Read more »

Here’s your very long Lead Director’s Debate recap

Although this year’s UVSS Elections Lead Directors’ Debate may be remembered by some for a few fiery moments of passion, it was largely characterized by similar answers from slates on a number of issues, with a smattering of screaming and an occasional avoidance of questions entirely for good measure. With the voting period beginning Wednesday at… Read more »

Students lead push to rename Joseph Trutch Hall

For the second time in seven years, UVic students are attempting to change the name of Joseph Trutch Hall. Lisa Schnitzler, a Trutch Hall resident, started a petition in December that has since garnered 107 signatures, as well as the endorsement of the UVSS Board of Directors, and sparked a formal name change appeal. “I… Read more »