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Update: Saudi Arabian students at UVic

Here’s what’s new since August On August 6, the Saudi Arabian government announced it would be withdrawing all Saudi nationals studying at Canadian universities. The announcement was made after Chrystia…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the UVic Repair Café

The 99 per cent of stuff we throw out needs saving Get out your shattered gadgets, tattered jackets, and battered desk lamps — the Repair Café is coming to UVic…

UVic students write Ukrainian prisoners messages of hope and solidarity

The Ukrainian Students Society encourages students to take action on global issues On the misty morning of Oct. 24, members of the UVic community gathered at Petch Fountain to write…

The U.S. works to mend relations with Cuba

Following months of secret talks hosted by Canada between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration further normalized political relations with the island nation, lifting travel and financial restrictions…

B.C. liquefied natural gas not climate’s saviour, report says

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute have published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate.…

Canada funds medical supplies for Ukraine

As the Sochi games come to a close, a controversy that continues to engulf the region has escalated. Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, has elected to tie his nation’s economy with…

Revised U.S. tax law may leave some expats strapped for cash

A new American tax law that will take effect internationally in July 2014 could potentially have disastrous financial consequences for U.S. citizens living abroad—including in Canada. The Foreign Account Tax…

British scientist given posthumous pardon of discriminatory 1952 conviction

On Dec. 24, a royal pardon came into effect for computer science legend, Alan Turing. Groundswell for a pardon took hold in 2012 upon the celebration of the centennial of…

Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to take place Saturday, Nov. 16 in Victoria

This Nov. 20th marks the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. UVic Chemistry alumnus Marshall Kilduff says it’s, “A day to remember and reflect on those who’ve been taken in…