Posts Categorized: News

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 »

UVic student running for city council

Nathan Daisley is a second-year political science student at UVic who, after having worked on campaigns in the last federal and provincial elections, decided to run for an 11-month position as city councillor of View Royal in the municipal election on Nov. 18. His campaign focuses on green policies and improved infrastructure, but Daisley says… Read more »

Surprise, surprise: UVSS AGM fails to meet quorum

“It’s the million dollar question,” sighed Pierre-Paul Angelblazer, Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations, responding to the inevitable query: What is the UVSS doing to increase student participation in campus politics? There was a sense of frustrating familiarity in Cinecenta on Oct. 26. Most people knew what was going to happen when 3 p.m…. Read more »

Health and Dental Plan town hall planned for November

The UVSS board of directors is looking for suggestions regarding the state of student health care. The board is hosting an open house on Nov. 9 in the Michele Pujol Room from 4–6 p.m. An email authored by UVSS Director of Finance and Operations Mackenzie Cumberland was sent to each undergraduate student, informing the student… Read more »

Winter exam timetable released

Let’s be honest: you’re probably writing an exam on the last day Time to text your parents, call your travel agents, and make fun of your friends that are writing their exams on Dec. 18 — the final 2017/2018 winter exam schedule is out. The timetables were made available on the UVic website today, sorted both by… Read more »

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 »