IdeaFest panel challenges current conceptions of reconciliation

How do we reconcile the past to create a better future? What does reconciliation mean at a local or national level? What does it mean in relation to Canada’s 150th? What does reconciliation even mean at all? Panelists at IdeaFest event “On being here to stay, together,” taking place tonight, will grapple with these questions, and many… Read more »

Protesters crash effective altruism debate

Members of the campus community were put at odds with one another after raucous protest interrupted an UVic Effective Altruism club event at Cinecenta on Wednesday, March 1. The event, which featured a screening of a TED Talk on effective altruism by Princeton professor and ethicist Peter Singer followed by a Skype Q&A, was met… Read more »

Energize UVic sweeps student election; referendums fail to meet quorum

UPDATE: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Energize UVic’s campaign manager and one of their candidates. UPDATE March 5: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Connect UVic’s campaign manager, as well as to provide more context around the Peter Singer event on Wednesday, March 1. Energize UVic has routed Connect UVic, winning… Read more »

Liberal hack-usations backfire, political diversions continue

In early February, the B.C. Liberals claimed that their party’s website had been hacked, basing their accusations on the few hours where private information of Vancouver Island residents who had taken part in a survey was made publicly available. Premier Christy Clark blamed the B.C. NDP for hacking into her party’s website, but offered no… Read more »

Letter from the editor: A case for the student fee referendum

Over the last few days of what I hoped would be a very chill student election campaign period, I’ve been struggling with the opposition to one of the two referendums on which students are being asked to vote: the referendum that would adjust student fees to match Canada’s inflation target, starting in January 2019. And… Read more »

Here’s your very long Lead Director’s Debate recap

Although this year’s UVSS Elections Lead Directors’ Debate may be remembered by some for a few fiery moments of passion, it was largely characterized by similar answers from slates on a number of issues, with a smattering of screaming and an occasional avoidance of questions entirely for good measure. With the voting period beginning Wednesday at… Read more »

The CFL is a unique and tight-knit community. Let’s treasure it.

A true David and Goliath story always warms the hearts of audiences. So why does the less popular Canadian Football League struggle to succeed against the American National Football League in its own country? The 2016 Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship game, the Grey Cup, attracted an average audience of 3.9 million viewers in Canada…. Read more »