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What you need to know about monkeypox on Vancouver Island

Multiple countries have seen an uptick in monkeypox cases this summer, causing the World Health Organization to declare the monkeypox virus an international health emergency in late July. With infections…

“There is so much uncertainty”: UVic student describes life at Ukrainian refugee hub

Grey and green cots line the walls of the Przemyśl Humanitarian Aid Centre’s mom and baby room.
Vancouver Protesters raising the Ukraine flag.

Community shifts focus to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Vancouver Island

One third of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes due to the conflict, with an estimated 20 million people displaced within Ukraine, many of whom are unable to…

Repatriating travellers face uncertainty during journeys home

As travel restrictions are being implemented worldwide to slow the spread of coronavirus, those living or working abroad are facing uncertainty returning to their countries of origin.

Tough decisions for international students during COVID-19

Facing an ever-growing list of flight cancellations and border closures, international students studying at the University of Victoria face difficult choices amidst the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic. Do…

UVic group part of Canada-wide Bernie Sanders support movement

Calvin Simpson was a massive Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, however, he didn’t get involved in outreach for a simple reason: he didn’t know how as someone living in Canada.…

UVic-led graphic novel project aims to inform new generation about Holocaust

Over 70 years on from the Holocaust and with antisemitism rising across the globe, a UVic-led project aims to inform a new generation in order to prevent a repeat of…

UVic student killed in Iran plane crash

UVic student Roja Omidbakhsh was killed in a plane crash in Iran. Omidbakhsh was a first year Gustavson School of Business student, registered in what would have been her second…

UVic professor, students feeling impact of ongoing Hong Kong protests

As protests in Hong Kong continue, tensions have grown in Victoria and Vancouver between pro-democracy supporters and pro-China supporters. Peaceful demonstrations have quickly turned aggressive between these two groups, causing…