Second annual BEEP day sparks innovation on campus

Students, researchers, and faculty came together to showcase work being done in UVic’s Biomedical Engineering department ‘Beep’ is a sound many scientists are familiar with hearing in labs, but the famous robot tune had a completely different significance on campus earlier this month. Hundreds of biomedical scientists and researchers gathered at UVic on Nov. 2… Read more »

The importance of Daylight Saving Time

Although the bi-annual time shift is being pushed to extinction, here’s why you should care about the tradition Originally a satirical proposition by Benjamin Franklin that later became an official proposition  by a New Zealand bug expert in 1895, Daylight Saving Time (DST) has evolved into one of the greatest bi-annual debates across the world… Read more »

New campus group asks why UVic isn’t talking about generational poverty

Shoestring Initiative aims to dismantle ‘Bootstrap’ ideology at UVic and beyond A new group on campus is taking big steps to break down the stigma students experience with generational poverty. On Nov. 1, just over two dozen students, professors, and other members of the UVic community met for the Shoestring Initiative’s first gathering. The Shoestring… Read more »

EDITORIAL: Give us a real resistance

Because Maclean’s Magazine’s definition isn’t satisfactory The word ‘resistance’ is not just a word. As with most language, there are substantial connotations that can be attributed to it. Perhaps one of the most famous resistances took place in Nazi-occupied France in WWII. La Resistance was a collection of grassroots groups that fought against the racism… Read more »

The evolution of the moving picture show

Local theatres anticipate the next act as streaming shifts movie-watching culture Here lies the independent cinema: The Roxy Classic Theatre — opened as The Fox on February 1, 1949 — closed its doors to moviegoers in December 2013. The movie theatre lived and died on Quadra Street and it was one of Victoria’s last remaining… Read more »

Legal drugs can solve a litany of problems

(Like fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis) On Oct. 17 Canada became the first G7 country, and the second country worldwide, to fully legalize recreational cannabis. This means that of the 4.2 million Canadians who use cannabis, those who use it recreationally are no longer criminals.  … Read more »

Brooms, bludgers, and bruises

UVic hosts the 2018 Western Regional Quidditch Championships Quidditch, a game from the Harry Potter series, was brought to life on the artificial turf fields outside CARSA this weekend. A crisp fall wind bit at the cheeks of the athletes as they whipped around the pitch straddling their brooms, competing for gold at the 2018… Read more »