Posts Categorized: News

90% of large fish in Earth’s oceans fished out, says WWF

Oceans cover 72 per cent of the Earth’s surface. Inside those cold, salty depths swim over 20 000 species of fish—a shocking number to someone who doesn’t know much about fish. But an even more shocking number, released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is that 90 per cent of the large fish in our oceans… Read more »

Mayor kicks off Fire Prevention Week outside City Hall

In the early hours of Monday, Oct. 7, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin stood before a small crowd of firefighters and onlookers outside City Hall and ushered in the start of the city’s annual Fire Prevention Week. Held across Canada, the campaign reminds Canadian households to practice fire safety and prevention in the home. “This year… Read more »

Former YPY president sues University of Victoria

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and Cameron Côté, a UVic grad and former president of UVic student group Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), are pursuing a constitutional lawsuit against UVic. The BCCLA and Côté have filed the petition with notice to the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS). They reference the UVSS’s decision, made on Feb…. Read more »

Epiphany in empathy

Empathy games are a relatively new classification that has emerged from the expanding world of indie games. With a strong emphasis on mundane settings, these games are driven by strong core concepts and deal with serious moral, social, or political issues. They pack a powerful emotional punch, leaving the player to meditate on the experience… Read more »

UVSS Board of Directors proposes significant changes to bylaws

The UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors is proposing bylaw changes that, if approved, will allow non-students to remain board members. In addition, they are suggesting an increase in pay for the executive directors from 35 hours’ worth of pay  per week to 40 hours. These changes were brought forward at the Sept. 23… Read more »