Posts Categorized: News

UVic panel debates how to battle fake news

Harvey Southam panel features six fine journalists “I look out here, and there must be 600, 700 000 people — at least!” joked David Leach, chair of the UVic writing department, to the crowd gathered on Nov. 7 for the 10th Harvey Southam panel. “If you hear anything different tomorrow, [it’s] fake news.” Although the crowd was considerably… Read more »

Frustration, sadness at UVSS health care town hall

Room agrees referendum needed to fix health care plan It was an emotional evening for those gathered in the Michele Pujol room on Thursday, Nov. 9, though emotions varied between each party in attendance. Those sharing their stories of losing coverage after the UVSS switched to a new student health care plan expressed frustration, sadness,… Read more »

Anti-Violence Project referendum passes

Full-time student fees will increase by $2 in funding towards the advocacy group Students have voted in favour of increasing the student fee allocation for the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), UVic’s on-campus sexual assault centre. In a vote that took place between Nov. 8 and 10, 3 955 students voted on the question of a 100 per… Read more »

AVP holding referendum for increased funding

Advocacy group seeking additional $2.00 per semester from each full-time student “Do you support an increase to the student fee for the Anti-Violence Project (the on-campus sexual assault centre) in the amount of $2.00 per semester for full-time students, and $1.00 per semester for part-time students, for the purpose of expanding access to support and… Read more »

University, students respond to alt-right posters found on campus

CSEC and Saanich PD notified about the unauthorized flyers posted in Cornett Content Warning: Anti-Semitism, Racism UVic’s student body and administration responded in kind when photos of racist posters, found in the Cornett Building, circulated online. The posters were initially discovered the night of Oct. 18 and feature racist rhetoric, explicit anti-semitic symbols, and links… Read more »

B.C. students pay tuition, Ontario students don’t

This fall, some University of Victoria students are having their tuition paid by the province — the province of Ontario. This is the inaugural semester of the Ontario Student Grant, an initiative from the Ontario government designed to help with the pressures of post-secondary funding. Ontario’s provincial government has taken the loans and other grants it provides… Read more »

Row, row, row your boat gently across the Atlantic

When Julie and Colin Angus arrived in Costa Rica after 10 000 km and five months at sea, Julie became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat. According to them, Colin became the hairiest man to do the same. Julie and Colin Angus are adventurers, best-selling authors, and riveting keynote speakers. Their adventures… Read more »

Tragedy hits home

How the Las Vegas shooting affected Victorians On Oct. 1, 2017, a man barricaded in the Mandalay Bay Resort rained bullets down on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. This, we know. We’ve heard the details, seen the broadcasts, and read the papers. However, this incident does not begin and end in… Read more »

Joining paws in support of pet-friendly housing

Unlike the weather, the crowd was anything but dreary on Sunday, Oct. 21 as pet owners and pet lovers alike congregated in front of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to rally for affordable pet-friendly housing across British Columbia. Dozens of families stood in the rain, side-by-side with their furry friends, to support Pets OK BC, an… Read more »