Posts Categorized: News

UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada heads to China for international partnerships

Ocean Networks Canada (previously called the ONC Centre for Enterprise and Engagement) is a world-leading national research facility, based at the University of Victoria, that specializes in deep-sea observation programs on the West Coast. Ocean Networks Canada has been developing advanced ocean technologies using VENUS, a coastal observatory located in the Salish Sea, and NEPTUNE,… Read more »

Museum develops new vision after public input

After a summer-long tour listening to people in cities and towns across B.C., the Royal B.C. Museum is incorporating citizen input into its master plan for redevelopment. “The community members told us . . . how important it was to them that the collections be preserved properly, and also be made accessible,” said Angela Williams, the chief… Read more »

The new hands-free smart device: SmartWatch

Just from surveying the bare wrists of people around you in any public situation, it becomes obvious that watches have been phasing out in favour of the smartphone. It makes sense—smartphones, recently, have offered much more than any simple watch could hope to. They have messaging, calendars, apps, the Internet and the time is on… Read more »

Student questions summer fees

UVic students may not be getting their fees’ worth, especially in summer, says third-year philosophy student Yan Rakhmilov. A student who takes three or more courses within a term, whether the courses are one-month-long summer courses or spread over the full term, pays the full UVic Students’ Society  (UVSS) fee (currently listed on the UVSS… Read more »

Chief Bev Sellars shares her story of residential school

On Sept. 16, Chief Bev Sellars of Soda Creek First Nation will perform a reading from her book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School in the First Peoples House on campus. Sellars will share details from her memoir, which illustrates three generations of women, including experiences from her… Read more »

Quebec premier proposes religious-neutrality legislation

On Sept. 10, the Parti Québécois (PQ) presented details of its proposed Quebec Values Charter.  This legislation would “reportedly ban all public-sector employees from wearing religious symbols [at work] and lay out stricter guidelines for the accommodation of religious minorities by public institutions and employers,” wrote Konrad Yakabuski in the Globe and Mail. For Quebec… Read more »

Canadian Senate on the table for reform, after misconduct

When Parliament resumes in October, there will be tough questions about the fate of the Canadian Senate. Public figures including federal Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair are calling for the abolishment or reformation of the embattled upper chamber. A chain of controversies began in December 2012 with the discovery of irregular housing allowances of Conservative Senators… Read more »

The will to game: Time is money

There are thousands of games out there. It can be hard to tell which ones to sink your hard-earned cash or invest your time into. As a student, you might think that it is only wise to part with your cash for the best value, but the best value doesn’t necessarily mean the games with… Read more »

Bus route changes to affect student commute

When UVic students returned to school on Sept. 4, they had 69 extra bus trips per week to choose from, according to Meribeth Burton, corporate spokesperson for B.C. Transit. While students customarily commute to campus for classes Monday through Friday, 49 of those additional trips are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays on Route 26, between… Read more »