Lifestyle

The Pet Café provides comfort for UVic students in times of need

As students at UVic busily run from class-to-class and work hard on their assignments, they might be ‘feline’ a bit stressed out.
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Five books to read for Black History Month and beyond

While Black History Month is nearly over, it’s important to read books by Black authors every month of the year. Here are a few books I’ve recently read that were…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Chronic stress in the pandemic: Why we feel this way and how to cope with it

Flip-flopping restrictions. New sub-variants. Never-ending uncertainty. These are the parameters that have defined our lives for two years. It’s normal to feel stressed out and unsafe nowadays, yet it does…
Graphic provided by UVic Education Student Equity Advocates.

Learning inclusivity: a review of a UVic Ed Student Equity workshop

It takes a lot to make me feel uncomfortable, but being made aware of my privilege in society will certainly do the trick.
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Ten books to read about the diverse world of sex-positivity

Sex-positivity is the mindset that sex should be healthy and pleasurable for everyone. It gives people the space to empower and explore their sexuality with curiosity, not judgment or shame.…

Swiping right on virtual dating

Without the usual social scenes at Canoe Club or the Sticky Wicket in Victoria, it can be hard to create opportunities to meet new people. The pandemic has encouraged a…

Three tips for navigating relationships during university

Relationships will always have their challenges, but for students with busy schedules filled with homework, class, jobs, friends, hobbies, and everything else in between, where do we find the time…

Assessing, preventing, and managing HPV

That same mindset also applies to sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially as restrictions are lifting — just in time for Valentine’s Day. One such STI…

Five tips for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle

A plant-based diet is one that does not include any animal by-products. That includes foods like milk, eggs, meat, fish, and honey, as well as anything made with these ingredients.