COVID-19 Pandemic

"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…
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Growing anti-Asian racism in Canada causes fear, feelings of exclusion

Asian Canadians have experienced dramatically higher levels of racial discrimination and violence since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many in the community, this has resulted in serious damage…
Seniors in a zoom call, photo by Shelley Brown.

ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…
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Island Health says to expect second-dose notifications at seven weeks

Media correspondents at Island Health and the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that the eight-week timeline between first and second doses is accurate. Island Health indicated that people should receive…
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Internal notice of COVID-19 case on campus leads to students demanding answers

Frustrated by lack of information, students derail UVic Instagram post about career services Residents of the Sir Arthur Currie (SAC) building received a notice that there was a COVID-19 exposure…
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Student athletes navigate training, teambuilding, and restrictions throughout the pandemic

Student athletes face the challenges of shifting province-wide restrictions As national competitions and races are cancelled due to the pandemic, many student athletes have had to shift their focus while…
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Graduating into a pandemic: Amid a time of helplessness students are also hopeful

This past year has shifted the student experience of university Many of us began our university degrees sitting in a classroom filled with new faces. We scrambled to get to…
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On the first weekend back on campus, UVic residence students party on during pandemic

Around nine p.m., UVic students started trickling out of their residences and began gathering in the quad. The crowd quickly
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UVic professor leading international geography journal’s special COVID-19 issue

With so much interest in the pandemic, the editors decided to dedicate their entire July issue to the matter. They switched their focus from providing a platform for debates on…