COVID-19 Pandemic

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ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…
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Island Health says to expect second-dose notifications at seven weeks

Media correspondents at Island Health and the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that the eight-week timeline between first and second doses is accurate. Island Health indicated that people should receive…
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Internal notice of COVID-19 case on campus leads to students demanding answers

Frustrated by lack of information, students derail UVic Instagram post about career services Residents of the Sir Arthur Currie (SAC) building received a notice that there was a COVID-19 exposure…
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Student athletes navigate training, teambuilding, and restrictions throughout the pandemic

Student athletes face the challenges of shifting province-wide restrictions As national competitions and races are cancelled due to the pandemic, many student athletes have had to shift their focus while…
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Graduating into a pandemic: Amid a time of helplessness students are also hopeful

This past year has shifted the student experience of university Many of us began our university degrees sitting in a classroom filled with new faces. We scrambled to get to…
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On the first weekend back on campus, UVic residence students party on during pandemic

Around nine p.m., UVic students started trickling out of their residences and began gathering in the quad. The crowd quickly
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UVic professor leading international geography journal’s special COVID-19 issue

With so much interest in the pandemic, the editors decided to dedicate their entire July issue to the matter. They switched their focus from providing a platform for debates on…
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Martlet survey reveals students feel online classes are not the same quality as in-person instruction, have mixed reviews of UVic’s response to COVID-19

408 students responded to questions about online classes, affordability, and UVic’s COVID-19 response As summer classes progress and B.C.’s COVID-19 case count trends downwards, students finally have time to process…
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5 000 tree planters prepare for a planting season despite COVID-19

For the past four years, Levin Chamberlain has spent his summers tree planting in B.C.’s southern interior.  The routine has become special for Chamberlain, who graduated from UVic with a…