Op-eds

RateMyProf can’t always be trusted

As popular courses are usually offered at different times by different professors, it becomes more complicated to try and figure out what course and professor would be the best fit…

Canadians long overdue for a policy protecting abortion

Earlier this month, a leaked draft opinion letter from the United States Supreme Court declared their intention to overrule Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that…
Screenshot of recent posts tagged with #casualinstagram on Instagram.

Instagram will never be casual

No matter what effort social media users employ to “make Instagram casual again” — whether that be posting blurry mirror selfies, curating photo dumps or depicting the mundane — Instagram…

Métis in the city

I began to reconnect with my Métis culture on a Saturday in the final year of my undergrad. In my first years at university, I learned as much as I…

45 cent minimum wage increase in B.C. not enough

On March 14, B.C. announced the province would be raising the minimum wage from $15.20 an hour to $15.65 beginning on June 1.

Not all women in Canada are free to express themselves and fight for their beliefs

While many women in Canada are free to express themselves, International Women’s Day is a reminder of the work left to be done.

The hidden surge of eating disorders during the pandemic

As we’ve all experienced over the past two years, the increase in COVID-19 infections brings along with it heavily imposed restrictions. These restrictions create disruptions in our daily routines involving…

UVic Mechanical Engineering curriculum facilitates a culture of social disconnect

Engineering is generally perceived as a highly technical field of study with no shortage of complex math and physics. Yet engineering, at its core, looks to develop solutions for society’s…
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International students face unfair burden with MSP fee

The B.C. government’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium is a major stressor for international students. Many international students, including myself, are not comfortable with the high $75 monthly premium for…