debate

Let’s agree to disagree

With a potential new prime minister coming in October and a new university president coming next summer, cultivating the ability to disagree will be especially important this year. So, how…

Dating a conservative changed the way I engage in discussions

Dating a conservative has taught me a lot of lessons — first and foremost that my assumption was wrong: no one way of thinking has all the answers for every…

Gustavson student disappointed with school’s unwillingness to entertain conservative ideas

A student in UVic’s business school says the program’s progressive slant means his conservative ideas are either disregarded or ignored. Will Goldbeck, a fourth-year student at UVic’s Gustavson School of…

Climate debate needs refresh

Monday’s climate change forum, entitled A Dialogue: Climate Change, Divestment, and Society, posed many questions about how the University (and the world) should respond to the climate crisis brought on…

A better way to handle uncomfortable topics

The controversial on-campus debate that took place on Nov. 14, “Abortion: Human Right, or Human Rights Violation?”, reminded me of the day I joined the Occupy Boston Movement. I was…

YPY: Abortion still up for debate

In 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law. The Court, however, left it open for Parliament to make a new abortion law, and never endorsed the…

Abortion debate interrupted by protesters

Updated: Nov. 15, 2014 at 00:35 During a Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) organized debate on abortion at UVic on Nov. 14, a group of women, including some students, protested the event with…