Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

The many happy holidays: Remembering all cultures this season

Is it ‘merry Christmas’ or ‘happy holidays?’ Regardless of how we say it, the message is the same: wishing someone a happy winter season. But in Western culture, the season is so heavily associated with Christmas, where people exchange gifts in the name of giving, it’s easy to forget that in our beautiful multicultural country,… Read more »

Lack of training opportunities for bike mechanics problematic

With the rise in demand for profes- sional bike mechanics but a lack of training opportunities, aspiring bike mechanics in Canada are left in a difficult position. Currently, there is no standardized provincial or federal bike mechanic certification process, leaving mechanics to learn inconsistent repair techniques acquired from private companies. Recyclistas, a local bike shop… Read more »

UVic grads spread Himalayan grace through Fazl Socks

Looking for a gift that’ll warm your heart and keep your feet cozy this hol- iday season? Fazl Socks challenges consumers to “wear the change you want to see in the world.” The North India-based, cause-driven business, launched in May of 2016 by two UVic alumni, works alongside disadvan- taged women to produce traditional Himalayan… Read more »

De-Stress Fest gives students some needed R&R

Ready to find some inner peace before the semester ends? De-Stress Fest runs from Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 25, and is full of events designed to help you kick back and relax before you dive right into finals season. “Personally, I get very into my studies and I don’t take time for myself,”… Read more »

Blue Jays fever quickly turns into Blue Jays uncertainty

For just over two weeks this October, Blue Jays fever took over a country and a campus. The Toronto Blue Jays, “Canada’s Team,” had a playoff run that fell just short of the World Series. With their cleats now hung up, the upcoming offseason raises a lot of questions for the Jays. Fans at UVic… Read more »

Vikes women look to bounce back in playoffs

Whether you’re a women’s soccer, rugby, or field hockey player, it’s been a rough 12 months. Last November, a 2-1 loss to the University of Calgary Dinos meant the Vikes women’s soccer team had crashed out of the Canada West playoffs for the third year in a row. In the same month, the women’s field… Read more »

Continuing Studies casts out witchcraft misconceptions

As Halloween approaches and you scramble to find a last-minute costume, you may want to think twice before giving up and putting on that witch’s hat. Local witch and Department of Fine Arts professor John Threlfall will host a Continuing Studies course, Bell, Book & Camera: Witchcraft in Popular Culture, that he hopes will clear… Read more »