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…
Peacock Billiards, photo by Ashlee Levy.

Five local bars in Victoria to try

Local breweries, dancefloors, and eateries are open for nightlife Now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing up, people are flooding to the downtown core eager to get back out and enjoy…

The Pet Café provides comfort for UVic students in times of need

As students at UVic busily run from class-to-class and work hard on their assignments, they might be ‘feline’ a bit stressed out.
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Five books to read for Black History Month and beyond

While Black History Month is nearly over, it’s important to read books by Black authors every month of the year. Here are a few books I’ve recently read that were…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Chronic stress in the pandemic: Why we feel this way and how to cope with it

Flip-flopping restrictions. New sub-variants. Never-ending uncertainty. These are the parameters that have defined our lives for two years. It’s normal to feel stressed out and unsafe nowadays, yet it does…
Graphic provided by UVic Education Student Equity Advocates.

Learning inclusivity: a review of a UVic Ed Student Equity workshop

It takes a lot to make me feel uncomfortable, but being made aware of my privilege in society will certainly do the trick.
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Ten books to read about the diverse world of sex-positivity

Sex-positivity is the mindset that sex should be healthy and pleasurable for everyone. It gives people the space to empower and explore their sexuality with curiosity, not judgment or shame.…

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