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UPDATE: Third Space art project given takedown notice

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: After being painted over and temporarily blocked off with construction tape by UVic Facilities Management on Friday morning, the Third Space art project has now been ordered by the UVSS to be taken down by 8 p.m. Friday evening. The society cited a breach of the original terms of the project’s approval.  In… Read more »

Here are your newly elected Senate and Board of Governors reps

  The University Secretary released the results of the UVic Senate and Board of Governors (BoG) election results this week following the election that took place March 1–3. Voter turnout for both was lower than last year, though not by as significant a margin as the drop in turnout for Board of Directors elections. Full… Read more »

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 »