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Camosun president says her contract termination is ‘completely unjustified’

Note: This article originally appeared in the Nexus, the student newspaper of Camosun College.  We reported yesterday that Camosun College told current president Kathryn Laurin on June 20 that her contract was…

Psychologist examines environmental apathy

The world is facing a major ecological crisis in climate change, yet very few seem fazed by it. Dr. Robert Gifford, a professor of psychology and environmental studies at the…

Local community unites for AfriCa Fest

The second annual AfriCa Fest took over Centennial Square in downtown Victoria on May 24, aiming to educate the public about African and Caribbean culture. “There’s a non-negligible amount of…

Fighting words: photo exhibit on indigenous oppression inspires conversation

The Cedar Hill Rec Centre café initially seems like an unlikely place for an exhibit about indigenous resistance. Photos of prisons, protests, and funerals hang off three walls like an…

Summer camps begin at the Centre of the Universe

For years, those curious about the galaxies and heavens above could drive down West Saanich Road to visit Observatory Hill, home to the Centre of the Universe (CU) and the…

Highlands residents worry for their water

Residents of the District of Highlands (the area encompassing Bear Mountain to Mackenzie Bight, and more) are raising concerns over the dumping of sediment from the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD)…

Buy items with your time

On April 17, United Way of Greater Victoria will host an event called “Volunteering with Benefits . . . It’s about Time!” This event, put on by the UnitedNOW! Council in partnership…

Transit prints driver thank-you cards

On March 18, B.C. transit held a Transit Driver Appreciation Day. The date, selected as an homage to the start of bus service in Paris in 1662, was an opportunity…

Post-sec schools ask, ‘Why can’t we be friends?’

The collective nature of Vancouver Island is as strong as ever. On March 5, five colleges and universities on Vancouver Island signed an agreement to re-affirm a commitment to work…

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