From deep dives to home-run highs

Our interview with UVic alumnus and Vancouver Canadians GM JC Fraser For JC Fraser, an ex-Scuba diving instructor and UVic French History major, his journey into the sports business industry is a story that would likely would come out of a Hollywood filmmaker’s script. From applying to be a Vancouver Canadians summer intern because “it… Read more »

UVic researchers and students combine to find potential depression cause

A recent study led by UVic researchers Lisa Kalynchuk and Hector Caruncho has found a potential correlation between the production of a brain protein named reelin and depressive symptoms in humans. Kalynchuk, Associate Vice-President of Research at UVic, and Caruncho, a neuroscientist based in UVic’s division of Medical Science, were co-authors on a peer-review paper… Read more »

At 32, Fringe festival as exciting as ever

Popular UVic-heavy theatre festival kicks off August 22 The Fringe Festival may be in its early 30s, but it’s not showing any signs of a mid-life crisis. The festival, now 32 years old, runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, spanning across Victoria with a plethora of theatrical genres in a cultural explosion of comedy,… Read more »

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) marked by releasing their first annual report on the policy. The report was a first glimpse into… Read more »

Saudi Arabia–Canada diplomatic dispute jeopardizes students

Saudi government withdraws scholarships, tells foreign students to leave Canada Some students at the University of Victoria may struggle to continue their studies at UVic this fall after news broke on Aug. 6 that the Saudi Arabian government is planning to withdraw all government-sponsored Saudi nationals  currently studying at Canadian universities. After Canada’s Minister of… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

Elon Musk vows to tackle Canada–US relations

Canadian pop-art musician Grimes is expected to aid Musk in the coming discussions Elon Musk, the uncle of Peter Thiel, has gained something a cult following in the past few years due to the billionaire’s eccentricity and character resemblance to fictional superheroes. Musk has often been compared to a real-life Robert Downey Jr. — a comparison not… Read more »