Posts Categorized: News

UVic to rename Trutch residence hall

University external relations: Trutch’s ideas and actions didn’t align with university’s “mission, vision and values” In a decision made at the May 30 Board of Governor’s meeting, UVic will remove the name of Joseph Trutch from the corresponding residence building within the Landsdowne Residence Complex. A press release from the university explained that Trutch’s “particularly negative”… Read more »

UVic closes Centre 6, will help relocate children

UVic has closed its Centre 6 child care centre and will partner with other child care services in Victoria to provide spaces for the 32 children currently enrolled in the After School Care Program — a program for kids aged six to 12 years old. This announcement, made in an email from Centre 6 manager Kim Ainsworth to the parents… Read more »

Uncertainty at UVic child care centre

Centre 6 shows signs of cracking with possibility of closure A missing van. Rumours of the UVic administration looking for ways to fire union workers. Children making posters imploring UVic to “save Centre 6.” According to a staffer at UVic’s Centre 6, these occurrences were part and parcel of their job at the child care… Read more »

Federal grants now dependent on diversity targets

A federal program will now factor institutional diversity into account when offering research grants to Canadian universities. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, which annually distributes $265-million among 1 600 researchers in the form of research grants, announced new measures on Thursday, May 4, that would require Canadian universities to come up with strategic plans to… Read more »

UBC researchers recommend cancelling Site C

This article originally appeared in the Ubyssey on May 1, 2017. You can find a link to the original story here. VANCOUVER — After analyzing Site C, UBC researchers have now said that the hydroelectric dam project at Peace River in northeastern BC is much more expensive than alternative solutions. Cancelling the project by June 30 would… Read more »

Cassels leads charge on strategic plan revamp

Also, can humanists swim? The UVic Senate met for the final time this academic term on Friday, May 7. And while many of the motions were regarding smaller procedural matters, a few discussions fell more towards the philosophical. For the final time from this reporter, here’s a recap of how those discussions went down. Strategic… Read more »

MLA candidates contest and concur at Q&A

Speaking to a modest crowd, eight prospective MLAs spoke at a Q&A session at the Vic Theatre on April 29. The candidates answered questions on issues facing youth in Victoria, the amiability and agreeance among the candidates made for entertaining sound bites, but no major difference in opinions or viewpoints. .@cormacfobrien Vancouver Island Party's Richard… Read more »