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Green Party leader continues to raise concerns about trade deal with China

Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »

Residence for UVic Catholic students opens

Female Roman Catholic students at UVic now have their own student residence. On Oct. 21, Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon and UVic Catholic Chaplain Dean Henderson officially opened Bethany House, a six-bedroom, off-campus residence for Catholic students, through a ritual of blessing.

U.S. election night in Victoria, B.C.

Felicita’s pub was packed with people out to watch the election Tuesday night and the room erupted in celebration as Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. http://storify.com/lizmedia/uvic-watches-the-u-s-election#publicize

New web portal makes finding climate data a breeze

A new web portal is now open that allows anyone to access weather observations from over 6000 locations in B.C. UVic’s Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) launched the portal on Oct. 24th as a means of providing easily accessible weather and climate data from as far back as 1872. “The achievement is bringing together all… Read more »

UVic wants to meet demand for more residence beds

Earlier this year, UVic’s Five-year Capital Plan came out. The plan outlines the university’s recent physical changes, including upgrades to six of its oldest buildings and a nod to one of its biggest priority projects: CARSA (Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities).