Posts Categorized: News

Victoria MP asks for funding in ocean research

Canada is the nation that discovered insulin and plate tectonics. Canadians invented the Walkie-Talkie, the pager, the snowmobile, the Canadarm, and table hockey. We have contributed many great advances to the world of science. But it would appear that talks about Canada’s funding for scientists have been going on for quite some time now, and… Read more »

Distinguished scholars receive honorary degrees from UVic

This past Nov. 13, two elite members of the international academic community received honorary degrees from UVic. The recipients, Patrick Lane and Dr. George Whitesides, are recognized for achievements in different fields. While the former is honoured for monumental contributions to the abstract world of poetry, the latter is responsible for making significant strides in… Read more »

Over 130 rallies Canada-wide unite against tankers and pipelines

On Nov. 16, Canadians united at over 130 gathering places across the country to rally against tanker and pipeline plans that could threaten the B.C. coast. In Victoria, hundreds gathered at Clover Point on the land of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations to hear native speakers, representatives from conservation organizations, and members of Victoria City… Read more »

The will to game: Jumping in

Beta-culture has become an integral element of a large number of software products. From new combined services like Google+ and Minecraft, developers are releasing early, usually to test the waters before making the leap to a final release or, occasionally, cutting their losses. For their customers, the question is this: when does one decide to… Read more »

NSLSC speaker offers advice to student loan holders

On Nov. 19, 2013, a regional representative from National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) held a presentation at UVic’s Clearihue building about tips on paying student loans back for those who are struggling to repay. During the presentation, the speaker gave useful information about basic student loan repayment. The information covered basic principles related to… Read more »

A new downtown icon: the Johnson Street Bridge

Driving by the Victoria Harbour, from the picturesque Vic West community and into downtown Victoria, it is almost impossible to miss the landmark Johnson Street Bridge with its rusted, sky-blue paint and overhanging counterweight block. If all goes according to plan in the replacement project, a new Johnson Street Bridge will open to the public… Read more »

Federal government struggles toward greater transparency

Ever since the Canadian Senate scandal in October, transparency has been a hot topic in Ottawa. All three major parties are trying to prove their accountability. During the Conservative party’s policy convention, which ran from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, the party voted in favour of making their finances more transparent. In June of this… Read more »

UVic events raise awareness of violence against women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (RAVAW) is fast approaching. This event, which officially takes place on Dec. 6, commemorates the tragic events that transpired at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on that day in 1989. Because the 14 people killed that day were all women, and were in fact… Read more »