UVic Environmental Law Centre co-chair wins NDP nomination

In a landslide vote, environmental lawyer Murray Rankin won the nomination to be the NDP candidate in the upcoming Victoria byelection. The seat has been vacant since Denise Savoie, who held office as Victoria MP since 2006, announced her resignation on Aug. 23 for health reasons.

Editorial: Harper trades away Canadian rights

Man, isn’t democracy great? It’s so nice to be able to elect a prime minister who can take care of all that confusing policy and just manage the country for us. There’s no need to pay any attention to new trade agreements or anything boring like that. In Harper we trust, right?

Business minors can round out degrees

In the current shaky job market, students are sometimes pessimistic about their career outlook post-graduation. According to staff from UVic’s business school and a major employer in Victoria, certain undergrads could benefit from having a business minor, whether or not they are pursuing a career in the business world.

Time to play: Build brick by brick

Video gamers can be judgmental, just like anybody else. And by gamers, I mean me. In my last column, I sarcastically mentioned that millions of Tetris clones exist in the world of free games. I implied that innovation is missing in such games. Well, I have to admit now that there is at least one positive exception.

“What do you think of online course material being used in classes?”

Charmaine Chard First year Geology “Online materials are better than textbooks. Basically because textbooks are very very very expensive and online materials are provided free for you . . . And if you have to pay for the online materials, it’s still cheaper than the textbooks themselves.”   Marcelle Kitengie Third year English/French   “Personally, I’m not a… Read more »

Growing Pains: Money: no substitute for freedom

I got fired this summer. It was awful. There’s no feeling quite like that shocking, sinking pit that opens up in your stomach, the frantic worry about how you’ll support yourself, the incessant self-interrogation about whether you really deserved to be fired, and what you might’ve done wrong.