Lifestyle

The UVic campus during summer. Photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Five UVic electives you can take this summer

Taking summer courses can be a great way to get an elective out of the way and lighten your course load for the upcoming school year. With a variety of…
An electric car charging station, photo by Michael Marais via Unsplash.

Zero-Emissions vehicles won’t solve the climate crisis, UVic expert says

With gas prices soaring and the climate crisis unfolding around us, consumer interest in electric vehicles is expanding in B.C. Increasing the number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) on the road…
Photo by Hana Chamberlain.

In review: First sex-themed convention a hit

Presented by the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), the University of Victoria Students’ Society advocates organized their first Sexpo in March. The free all-day event took place in the Student Union…

The nightmare of student parking at UVic

It’s a familiar feeling: you’re late for class, driving around Ring Road, feeling hopeless. You’re not finding a spot in Parking Lots 1, 5, 4, or 8 — don’t kid…
Beadwork, photo by Biliana Panic.

Indigenous-owned Etsy shop blends traditional beadwork with modern designs

Colourful beaded designs fill the items section of the TaanshiStudios Etsy shop. TaanshiStudios, which gets its name from the Cree word for hello, sells handmade Indigenous beaded earrings. The jewelry…
Songhees Food Truck, photo by Jade Louise Baird.

The Songhees Food Truck is a place for delicious food and good memories

In Esquimalt on Admirals Road, the Songhees Food Truck is tucked away in a cozy alcove. Spacious picnic tables are protected from the rain under a newly built pergola that’s…

A deep dive into the science behind the uses of seaweed

Everyone has a perspective on seaweed. To some, it’s the slimy stuff on the shore that washes up in piles after a storm, to others, it’s a tasty snack, and…

UVic student lives in van to avoid rising rent in Victoria

Daniel Drury wakes up early — around 6:30-7:00 a.m. — so as not to upset the neighborhood residents whose houses he parks in front of. These early mornings can be…

What you should know about Garry oak savannas in Victoria

Garry oak ecosystems are rare and highly degraded ecosystems that can be found almost exclusively on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the western United States. There…