Features

The centre of innovation

The secret resource on campus helping UVic entrepreneurs go global It’s March 2018, and Quinn MacDonald, a recent University of Victoria graduate, admires the printed copies of Concrete Garden Magazine…

The hidden cost of avocados

Green gold bleeds red Avocado (aguacate) is increasingly referred to as oro verde — “green gold.” When I left Mexico City in 2011, you could buy a kilo of the allihgator pear…

Where are the missing UVSS votes?

A statistical breakdown of the latest UVSS election As the elected and acclaimed Envision candidates are readying themselves for a year in the public eye at the UVSS, we at the…

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”

Trudeau gets a gritty greeting from concerned Salish Sea residents at Kinder Morgan protest The rain wasn’t the only cause for a cold welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on…

The Rule of Three

Breaking down the Bigsby’s Martlet dynasty Jim Bigsby, my granddad, would describe his UVic education as a major in the Martlet with a minor in Economics and Political Science. And while…

What happened to Lindsay Buziak?

Why the truth keeps us talking ten years on What do we mean when we talk about truth? Of course it must derive from reality, and must add up and equal…

When headlines divide

How sensationalized and fake news widens the perceived split between Canada and the U.S. It’s been a year since Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017, as…

The Thrill of the Grass: W.P. Kinsella, baseball, and me

An Australian child’s exposure to baseball is limited. “Growing up I thought there were just two teams in the bigs; the Yankees and the Red Sox,” a Queensland-born minor leaguer…

No push back from Paradise

If you’re as cynical as I am, chances are you weren’t surprised by the contents of the recently leaked Paradise Papers that demonstrated the extent to which the world’s richest…