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UCBC committee raises awareness on university funding cuts

The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee (UCBC) has been working since September to promote a campaign to raise awareness on the post-secondary education budget cuts in B.C. and their impact. The…

Streeters: We asked you about the Burnaby protests

Cate White Third year Poli-sci I think what’s interesting about non-violent protests in general is it is more about relationships. It’s about community. People think this is such a polarized…

B.C. liquefied natural gas not climate’s saviour, report says

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute have published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate.…

Former UVic president David Turpin announced as new U of A president

Former UVic president David H. Turpin will succeed Indira Samarasekera as the U of A's 13th president.

What makes a hate crime?

On March 17, the minister responsible for multiculturalism, Teresa Wat, announced that the B.C. government has launched an anti–hate-crime campaign called Know Hate. The campaign, which is run in partnership…

CARBC researcher calls cannabis “the exit drug”

Philippe Lucas, who works at UVic and as a researcher at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC), presented a seminar titled “Cannabis: The Exit Drug” in the…

MP petitions government to save orcas

Southern Vancouver Island is home to many—man and beast. Killer whales comprise a small percentage of the island’s residents, but act as a major source of regional pride. However, just…

Prosperity Mine project rejected again

A proposed mine 125 kilometres west of Williams Lake, B.C., was recently given the no-go from Canada’s minister of the environment, Leona Aglukkaq. The proposal, called the New Prosperity Mine…