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UVic professor revolutionizes skin health system

UVic Engineering professor Mohsen Akbari has been credited with helping to revolutionize the wound care system, by creating a smartphone app that can detect and treat skin infections through “smart bandages.” “Chronic wounds are major issues right now, especially with the growth of people suffering from diabetes, obesity, and many different metabolic complications,” Akbari said…. Read more »

ROAM-ing around with Victoria’s pet searcher service

“I’m very sorry, we had to poster for a cat this morning,” said Lesli Steeves during our third call to finalize this interview. “What can I say? Cats and cars do not mix.” In our next conversation, Steeves confirms the cat in question was found “safe and unhurt.” Steeves is one of the nine volunteer… Read more »

UVic Senate starts up for the 2017–2018 semester

The UVic Senate held their first fall semester meeting on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Senate and Board Chambers in the University Centre. Topics addressed included new and carried proposals, elections of new members, and changes in administrative regulations by the Senate. The meeting held Friday was a follow-up to the last meeting in May… Read more »

UVic celebrates 200 years of American Sign Language

On Oct. 6, members and allies of the deaf community gathered in the Student Union Building for an afternoon celebrating the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL), organized by the Society For Students with a Disability (SSD). The event featured a talk on ASL and deaf history, an ASL immersion workshop, a panel on… Read more »

UVSS Board meeting recaps

What happened at the Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 meetings The UVSS Board of Directors has met on the past few Monday nights, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, which means decisions have been made, votes have been cast, and tears have been shed. For those of you who didn’t attend (because, let’s face it, nobody… Read more »

New gender-inclusive washroom sign in basement of the SUB

In late September, the UVSS introduced their newest gender-inclusive washroom in the basement of the Student Union Building (SUB). What once was a women’s bathroom was updated with signs and posters explaining the change, and the official bathroom sign was updated to indicate the facility is now accessible for all genders, as well as for… Read more »

UVic students left in the lurch as UVSS switches health plans

In Spring 2017, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to move their Studentcare Health and Dental plan to a new health plan—B.C. Fair Pharmacare. The shift came with a decrease in coverage for dental, vision, and mental health prescriptions.  To let students know their medications may not be covered by the new plan, Studentcare, a third-party… Read more »

Lecture and panel discuss the power of street names

Even with benches borrowed from exhibits, the Legacy Art Gallery was standing room only on the evening of Sept. 14 for “The Urban Streetscape as Political Cosmos,” a free lecture followed by the panel, “The Politics of Street Naming in the City of Victoria.” The event drew students, historians, and community members together to challenge… Read more »

Students rally for mozzarella sticks

UVic reverses decision to get rid of the snack at residence diner Sometimes it can seem as though the world is more divided than ever before. The cost of living is going up, the news gets darker every day, and physical and ideological wars rage all across the planet. But something happens every once in… Read more »

Canadian Blood Services meets with students

Vancouver conference discusses deferral policies, trans accessibility On Saturday, Sept. 16, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) held a conference in Vancouver titled “Donor Screening for MSM and Trans Individuals: Dialogue with Student Leaders.” At the conference, students from B.C. campus blood donor clubs and LGBTQ groups gathered to discuss ways in which CBS can move forward… Read more »