Posts Categorized: News

Lack of student participation hinders UVSS

The UVic Student Society’s (UVSS) Annual General Meeting took place Oct. 18 in Cinecenta. It was enjoyable; there was free pizza, and facilitators explained the agenda and procedure for the meeting clearly and concisely. Not enjoyable: fewer than 50 people attended. For the UVSS to be able to pass any motions or resolutions at an… Read more »

UVic Environmental Law Centre co-chair wins NDP nomination

In a landslide vote, environmental lawyer Murray Rankin won the nomination to be the NDP candidate in the upcoming Victoria byelection. The seat has been vacant since Denise Savoie, who held office as Victoria MP since 2006, announced her resignation on Aug. 23 for health reasons.

Time to play: Build brick by brick

Video gamers can be judgmental, just like anybody else. And by gamers, I mean me. In my last column, I sarcastically mentioned that millions of Tetris clones exist in the world of free games. I implied that innovation is missing in such games. Well, I have to admit now that there is at least one positive exception.

“What do you think of online course material being used in classes?”

Charmaine Chard First year Geology “Online materials are better than textbooks. Basically because textbooks are very very very expensive and online materials are provided free for you . . . And if you have to pay for the online materials, it’s still cheaper than the textbooks themselves.”   Marcelle Kitengie Third year English/French   “Personally, I’m not a… Read more »