Posts Categorized: News

New writing prof brings international journalism experience to UVic

Deborah Campbell is no stranger to new adventures. From uncovering stories in Egypt, Iran, and Russia, to working undercover in Syria, Campbell brings a wealth of knowledge to her newest adventure as the UVic Creative Writing Department’s new assistant professor of creative nonfiction in September 2018 and Director of the Professional Writing program in January… Read more »

UVic professor gets shoutout on Jeopardy

”Linguistics, 1200,” says the Jeopardy contestant on the March 26, 2018 edition of the show. Alex Trebek, doing his best (see: worst) Valley Girl accent, reads the clue: “Alexandra D’Arcy wrote a book on this word, as in ‘I’m ____ totally mad because Kim was all, ____, why can’t I date Kevin?’” The contestant buzzes… Read more »

Martlet gala celebrates 70 years of stories and writers

Fundraiser, GoFundMe are kicked off by hacks of all ages On the evening of March 23, the Martlet’s 70th Anniversary Gala saw the Temple Building in downtown Victoria filled with multiple generations of people united by shared experiences and a passion for student journalism. Co-hosted by the Victoria Arts Council, the gala was organized to… Read more »

Archaeologists and Heiltsuk community brace for next public release

Alisha Gauvreau and Larissa Dixon prepare to take measurements of a worked wood artifact from the Triquet Island village site. The measurements will be used in Dixon’s independent class paper which Gauvreau will later reference for her PhD thesis.

The quiet concentration inside UVic’s archaeology research lab gives no indication of the media commotion that arrived alongside the discovery of 14 000-year-old artifacts on Triquet Island in Heiltsuk Territory last spring. One of the research assistants, Larissa Dixon, is a second-year anthropology student at UVic and is of Heiltsuk descent. Her family can trace their… Read more »

Advocacy group policy scrapped at tense board meeting

Consultations will take place before policy is reintroduced / Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer had barely started to introduce the agenda for the March 26 UVSS Board of Directors before Third Space representative Isabella Lee jumped in. The tone had been set: advocacy representatives felt strongly that there were changes that… Read more »

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how advocacy groups handle their social media and websites and how they are responsible for funding any legal action the UVSS must take on their behalf… Read more »