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Students deserve to know about COVID-19 cases on campus

While COVID-19 numbers surge on the island and elsewhere in B.C., the provincial government and UVic are still withholding statistics that could help people resist pandemic fatigue and combat institutional…
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Zoom University is offering a minor in body dissatisfaction

Online communication platforms, including social media and Zoom, have taken a toll on how students feel about their physical appearance    This article discusses body image dissatisfaction and may be difficult…
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Indian farmers are protesting inequality and corporate domination. Why aren’t the rest of us?

History is being made in India. Since the passing of three controversial farming bills in September 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the…
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The university shouldn’t pass the costs of the pandemic onto students

As we approach the time of year when the UVic Board of Governors decides whether or not to raise tuition, we’re asking UVic not to pass on the costs of…
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The Vancouver Police Department has consistently met Indigenous land defenders with hostility, but sit idly by while ‘Freedom’ marches occur

Colonizers have been spreading disease for decades, but Indigenous rights are where they draw the line The night of March 12-13, 2021, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) violently arrested two…
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Women are not responsible for making sure they are not the victims of sexual assault

Sarah Everard investigation opens up conversation about all forms of gender-based violence Readers should be advised that the following article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence, including sexual assault.  In the…
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Is online learning the future of education? I hope not

My experiences with online learning have been irritating and impeded my success I was recently listening to a podcast about machine learning and education, in which Charles Isbell, a professor…

UVic, let’s go beyond anti-racism workshops and towards structural changes

Community-centered resilience is key in dismantling institutional oppressions In response to the Atlanta shootings last week, UVic President Kevin Hall put out a statement. Hall is committing to dismantling “these…

Letter to the Editor: UVSS ties fees to economic/inflationary uncertainty

Letter to the Editor submitted by Jacob Macauley: As a past member of the UVic Bank of Canada (BOC) Challenge team that’s presented in front of the Bank’s leading economists,…