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UVic researchers and students combine to find potential depression cause

A recent study led by UVic researchers Lisa Kalynchuk and Hector Caruncho has found a potential correlation between the production of a brain protein named reelin and depressive symptoms in humans. Kalynchuk, Associate Vice-President of Research at UVic, and Caruncho, a neuroscientist based in UVic’s division of Medical Science, were co-authors on a peer-review paper… Read more »

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) marked by releasing their first annual report on the policy. The report was a first glimpse into… Read more »

Saudi Arabia–Canada diplomatic dispute jeopardizes students

Saudi government withdraws scholarships, tells foreign students to leave Canada Some students at the University of Victoria may struggle to continue their studies at UVic this fall after news broke on Aug. 6 that the Saudi Arabian government is planning to withdraw all government-sponsored Saudi nationals  currently studying at Canadian universities. After Canada’s Minister of… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR)’s annual report at their May meeting, which contained the first publicly available peek into the progress of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response… Read more »

2017–2018 Elections budget ran a $23 000 deficit, UVSS reports

Cause of the overspending still unclear, Director of Finance and Operations says In an executive report at the latest UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 18, Director of Finance and Operations Curtis Whittla announced that this year’s Elections Office ran $23 000 over their allocated budget. The students’ society originally allocated $26 237 for their 2017–2018 Elections… Read more »

The UVSS June meetings: a Tweet-cap

June 4: Perhaps the biggest tension to come out of the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the month came not from the directors themselves, but from a spelling error in a live tweet session. But I digress, for now. The 2018/19 Board, continuing to familiarize themselves with one another, met for the third… Read more »

The good, the bad, and the hairy: the horse-drawn carriage debate rages on

Video re-ignites old question of whether horse-drawn carriages should be banned Horse-drawn carriage rides have long been a controversial topic on the downtown streets of Victoria. From angry honking drivers, to protestors walking with signs, to those just being concerned with the horses’ overall safety, most people have an opinion. Following an incident on May 4… Read more »

UVic look for feedback on proposed student housing designs

In the middle of a week of celebration for the graduating class of 2018, plans to welcome the next batch of undergraduate students to campus were already in the works. Nestled a few hundred metres from ‘Grad 2018’ merchandise booths and ceremonies taking place in the University Centre for convocation week, Campus Planning and Security… Read more »