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News

An illustration of a Kwetlal (camas) field by Jon Miller.

UVic’s new Climate Action plan opts for Indigenous knowledge inclusion

With the first words of UVic's new Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP 2030) going to Songhees Nation Elder Dr. Skip Dick, environmental discussions appear to be shifting in an…
Living with Climate Change workshop team, photo by Karley Sider.

Living with Climate Change workshop series responds to climate anxiety

Resilience. Mitigation. Adaptation. Transformation. Hope. These are all words connected with the Living with Climate Change student-led events series that happened on campus this fall.

In conversation with Sean Holman

Sean Holman has been teaching trauma-informed climate journalism at UVic since last year, and is the head of an international project that gives a voice to survivors of climate disasters. 

Opinions

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Canada must prepare for climate change refugees

With climate change rendering parts of the globe unlivable, many individuals will be forced to seek refuge in foreign countries to survive. Canada is likely to become a very sought-after…
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FIFA World Cup in Qatar not a fair draw for the climate

As two devoted football fans (and yes, it is football), we are putting aside our North London rivalry in order to shed light on the blatant disregard that Qatar has…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Questions for students to reflect on before taking part in activism

If you don't have answers to some of these questions, do you know who you can ask? Is it easy to ask these questions? How does it feel in your…

Culture

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Four documentaries about climate change to watch this fall

Education is the important first step toward understanding and addressing climate change, and there is no easier way to educate yourself than sitting on the couch watching a movie. 

New show at SUPPLY invites the community to reimagine waste materials as tiny art works

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Pocket, curated by El MacIntyre, held its opening night at SUPPLY, Victoria's hub for recycled and reused art material.
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Researchers embrace the relationship between art and science in knowledge mobilization

In the coming months, key actors in the ocean and climate community will embrace art’s role in mobilizing scientific research, and two people from Victoria’s art-science scene are taking part.

Sports | Lifestyle

A graphic of a heart with a sprout in the centre: graphic by SIe Douglas-Fish.

Five tips for living more sustainably

It can be hard to feel like any of the steps you take to be sustainable are actually accomplishing anything while mega-corporations are continuously exploiting the environment for gain and…
A vehicle in the snow, illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Driving in the snow: Best habits and practices from an Ontarian

With Victoria experiencing snow before cities like Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal this fall, it might be that time of year again where everyone forgets how to drive as soon as…
Tofu katsu, photo by Atum Beckett.

Upgrade your meatless Mondays with this simple tofu katsu

If there’s any ingredient that doesn’t deserve the hate it gets, it’s tofu. Make this dish for anyone, die-hard meat eater or not, and they’ll see just how versatile and…

Features

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UVic students scared, struggling to find reliable health care amid family doctor shortage 

According to Statistics Canada, 17 per cent of British Columbians were without regular health care providers in 2021. In Greater Victoria this number is even higher. Just over 24 per…

Rise of resellers: A solution to fast fashion or taking away from those in need?

While many see thrifting as a sustainable approach to fashion, some advocates argue that thrifting and reselling are gentrifying thrift stores and taking clothes away from people in need.
"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…