Anti-Violence Project referendum passes

Full-time student fees will increase by $2 in funding towards the advocacy group Students have voted in favour of increasing the student fee allocation for the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), UVic’s on-campus sexual assault centre. In a vote that took place between Nov. 8 and 10, 3 955 students voted on the question of a 100 per… Read more »

AVP holding referendum for increased funding

Advocacy group seeking additional $2.00 per semester from each full-time student “Do you support an increase to the student fee for the Anti-Violence Project (the on-campus sexual assault centre) in the amount of $2.00 per semester for full-time students, and $1.00 per semester for part-time students, for the purpose of expanding access to support and… Read more »

Fer Gord: A celebration of Canada’s musician

On Oct. 18, Canada woke up to news that it long knew was coming but didn’t want to ever hear: the incomparable Gord Downie had passed away the previous day. Succumbing to brain cancer at the age of 53, Downie left behind a heart-broken but inspired nation. It wasn’t his incredible career with The Tragically… Read more »

Will, determination, and grace, too

Saying goodbye to Gord Downie I don’t profess to having any new insight or unique experience with Gord Downie or the Tragically Hip. I grew up in rural Ontario, with ready access to Fully Completely on CD and enough replay on rock radio stations to leave the Hip’s discography permanently etched into my memory. I’ve… Read more »

UVic Lampoon gives UVic something to laugh about

The UVic Lampoon, the University’s new comedy club, isn’t just giving students a night off to laugh; according to its co-founder Alistair Ogden, the club is filling a void. “Obviously we have a range of perspectives at UVic, and you can bring in speakers and do projects, but with comedy . . . the fact that things are funny… Read more »

Dear Birdie: Bad grades, house parties, and break-ups

Dear Birdie: My high-school boyfriend and I came to UVic together. We live in the same residence and it’s been a lot of fun, but now I feel like I’m missing out on meeting new people and having different experiences. I’m thinking of breaking up with him but it feels like a betrayal because we… Read more »

UVic club out to end the stigma around mental health

You are not alone — that is what the UVic Mental Health Awareness Club wants to let you know, especially when you seek help. “It can be fairly intimidating to go to the counselling services for the first time; even if you go into the University Centre to find the counselling services, there’s not clear signage,” says… Read more »

Diving under the surface of UVic’s submarine clubs

Despite being the newest and oldest engineering clubs at UVic, the Submarine Racing Club [SRC] and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle [AUVIC], UVic’s two submarine teams have less in common than you might think. Most students outside of engineering might be surprised to learn that there are two separate competitive submarine teams on campus, so here’s a… Read more »

Broke, overworked, and lucky

Despite high rent and low pay, Victorians still consider themselves fortunate As we strolled through bustling Blanshard Street one day, my friend Kevin Shepheard turned to me and said, “You know, I’ve never heard someone who lives in Victoria say, ’I’m really happy with the amount of rent I’m paying and I’m totally good for… Read more »

On picking up tampons

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about… Read more »