Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Food bank shortage raises questions about funding

Sept. 17 marked the first day the UVSS Food Bank ran out of food this semester. Despite an order of food that came in on Monday, Sept. 16, the shelves were bone dry by the next day, and for the day following. Boma Brown, the UVSS Food Bank co-ordinator, said, “[We] got another delivery on… Read more »

B.C. Transit seeks public input

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) is seeking feedback from users on its plan to improve service in the city. The Transit Future Bus—an out-of-service vehicle retrofitted to serve as an educational open-house facility—will make eight stops in Greater Victoria from Oct. 1–5. VRTC hopes the Future Bus and online surveys will help solicit feedback… Read more »

UVic to be part of PowerShift event

Tomorrow night, hundreds of youth will join together for PowerShift B.C., a three-day event which aims to connect and inspire youth to tackle the most pressing challenges our province, and humanity, face today. For the first time in Canada, PowerShift is leaving Ottawa and coming across the country to Victoria, B.C. This event features a… Read more »

10-year moratorium on campus deforestation to expire

The trail on the journey between the MacLaurin building end of the quad and the Engineering building is as eccentric as routes between classes go. It seems like a trek through the wilderness, except it’s less than 100 metres long. Like most places on the UVic campus, there is history there. The woods that the… Read more »

Campaign proposes new labels on fuel pumps

Environmental group Our Horizon is keen to put images of arctic ice floes melting, children starving, or species going extinct in front of consumers while they fuel up. The group is moving toward petitioning municipalities to demand new labels on fuel pumps. Our Horizon’s thinking behind this is that it will help to narrow the… Read more »

Games for the bus

If a busy schedule has you on the go, you may feel relegated to the grind of Candy Crush Saga or one of the many Angry Birds clones. But transit time doesn’t have to mean wasted time—there are some great experiences available to you on your phone. When you are pressed shoulder to shoulder, hip… Read more »