Revisiting Oz: 21st Century children take a 20th Century teacher back over the rainbow

The Wizard of Oz Directed by: Victor Fleming Starring: Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton Last summer, while Aidan and Isabela were volunteering with my LEGO Robotics workshop at Mosaic Learning Centre for Children with Autism, I thought it would be interesting to get their perspective in film reviews. We thought… Read more »

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 »

The Mighty Spoon: Closing time

Even the poorest of starving students sometimes get to go out to a very fancy restaurant. It might be a birthday splurge, a graduation celebration or a really fantastic first date; whatever the reason, there’s something magical about eating at a place with linen napkins and an in-house sommelier.

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).

Intellectual musings on the walls

“What is your favourite part of UVic?” I have been asked this question countless times. While one answer has always popped into my head straight away, I have always been too afraid of being persecuted as an unappreciative student to say it. A university is supposed to simply be a learning institution, and I’ve never… Read more »