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What to do if you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19

Recent estimates predict that three million Canadians could lose their jobs in the coming weeks. Thankfully, there are supports available to those who have lost their job due to COVID-19.

“We are in freeze mode”: A closer look inside Italy under quarantine

Since the fight against COVID-19 has now become an international race against time, countries like Canada are observing Italy — the nation that first surpassed China in total deaths —…
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EDITORIAL | COVID-19 is no longer news, it’s the new normal

If looking back on “normal life” feels surreal, you’re not alone. The social and economic impacts of the past three weeks have been tremendous. Life has ground to a halt…
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UVic to transition away from face-to-face instruction for remainder of the term

Effective Monday, March 16th, UVic has announced it will cancel face-to-face classes in response to COVID-19 — now considered a global pandemic. The university itself will remain open, including recreation…

Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition funded by B.C., Coastal GasLink to “divide and conquer”

The Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition (WMC) was funded by B.C. and Coastal GasLink to carry out workshops promoting the economic benefits of LNG. They hoped to create a new governing structure…

National Student Walk Out sees over 100 UVic students join Indigenous youth at the B.C. Legislature

Youth hold ceremony with pyre, meet with Minister Scott Fraser On Wednesday morning, a crowd of students gathered in front of the Students Union Building, instead of going to class.…

Vulvodynia: Why a condition that affects one in six North American women is ignored, under-researched, and underfunded

Though vulvodynia, chronic pain affecting the vulvar area, affects one in six North American women at some point in their lives, it receives disproportionately low funding, publicity, and research. Some…

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, UVic forms response committee

New coronavirus 2019-nCoV has infected more citizens worldwide than the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. While UVic takes action to support students and faculty, Canadian screening precautions consist of self-evaluation questionnaires…

Three UVic students share how recent conflict with Iran touches close to home

Over the course of a few days, the world’s attention has turned to two countries in the Middle East — Iran and Iraq. While many students in Canada can look…