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International students encounter unexpected barrier when using new transit system

International students are reporting difficulties downloading the Umo app because of the default locations on their smartphones. 
Paparazzi nightclub

Gay bar to cautionary tale: The Paparazzi story

Recently Paparazzi nightclub’s status as a distinctly queer space has diminished, the LGBTQ+ community is feeling the loss.
Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The rise of anti-queer sentiment isn’t just an American problem

Another Pride Month has come and gone, but not before The Human Rights Campaign issued a state of emergency for LGBTQ2S+ people in America. The state of emergency followed on…
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

National assessment deems Victoria at-risk for flooding; how prepared is UVic?

In light of the high flooding risk, UVic has plans in place to make sure that the campus is ready to take on whatever disaster may hit.
A brown puppy in the grass. Photo by Anna Alva.

Members of Cadboro Bay community continue their plea for an off-leash dog park

As of June 11, 2023, the third round of the public engagement initiative from the district-wide Saanich “People, Pets and Parks” strategy came to a close. 
uvic food bank

Inflation island: UVic students still struggling to cope with rising cost of food

As food costs continue to rise, now more than ever, students are feeling the burden. Prices rise, wages stay the same, and students suffer. Even the campus food bank is…
VicPD Co-Response Team

VicPD Co-Response Team showing early success 

Last month, the Victoria Police Department (VicPD) implemented the Co-response Team (CRT) and, according to Chief Del Manak, the team is already seeing success. 
Photo via UVic, sourced from @universityofvictoria on Instagram.

December snowstorm affects student’s return home for the holidays

A massive snowstorm wreaked havoc on the Victoria community just days before the start of the holidays. UVic closed its doors and cancelled all in-person exams on Dec. 20, 21,…
dumpster diving

UVic students are dumpster diving to save money and reduce food waste

Rising food costs and environmental concerns are leading some students to dig deep into dumpsters, creating a community of urban scavengers trying to reduce Victoria’s food waste and their own…

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