West Coast Refill, photo by Sydney Lobe.

Climate-friendly shopping: Five local businesses to support in Victoria’s green scene

Employing environmental consciousness on an individual level can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several businesses here in Victoria who are either trying to implement sustainable…
Photo by Judith Lyn Arney.

Local organization PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ uses “land-based learning” to restore native ecosystems, teach food sovereignty

What began as a native plant nursery has blossomed into a local non-profit organization that aims to revitalize native ecosystems in W̱SÁNEĆ homelands. Through ecological restoration and participatory education programs…
Penguin and polar bear, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Managing climate anxiety in a time of constant climate crisis

Climate anxiety needs no introduction. Even if you haven’t heard of it by name, you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’ve felt it.
victoria foundation vital signs

Vital Signs report gives Victoria’s quality of life a B

Every year, the Victoria Foundation releases the Vital Signs report. Described as Greater Victoria’s “annual check-up,” the report is intended to identify concerns and connect philanthropy to community needs. The…
The Engineering and Computer Science building at UVic. Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Faculty of Engineering officially adopts new name

As of Sept. 1, UVic’s Faculty of Engineering has officially received a new name to recognize the Department of Computer Science. The change, which was put in motion last year,…

Indigenous Governance class receives permission to learn on unceded territories

While other classes began on campus, UVic’s Indigenous Governance 510 class began their learning on the water.
The Health Food bar at UVic.

The best and worst places to eat on campus

My stomach growled as a first year with an empty stomach, tight wallet, and too many choices to choose from. I didn’t want to compromise. I wanted to find the…
Students at UVic. Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Six tips to feel better prepared for in-person classes

After a long year of Zoom classes, UVic students are finally able to head back to campus. For many students, this upcoming school year will be their first in-person collegiate…
People playing floor hockey. Photo by Brian Gray.

Play Beyond Expectations empowers people with disabilities

Play Beyond Expectations is a community activity group that focuses on uncovering the latent strengths of people with disabilities while providing physical exercise and socialization. Participants are encouraged to try…