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To mask or not to mask: That is the question for UVic students this year

As students, faculty, and staff return for the school year with no mask mandate in place, there seems to be a mix of people at UVic choosing to either consistently…

UVic’s fall COVID-19 plans and policies

What you need to know about COVID-19 at UVic this fall With the fall semester quickly approaching, students may be wondering what policies and strategies UVic has in place to…
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30 COVID-19 cases among UVic students after two social events

About 30 UVic students in varsity programs and in the Gustavson School of Business have tested positive for COVID-19 following two off-campus social events held last weekend. Island Health has…
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As COVID-19 spreads among the unhoused, outreach workers fear for their safety

Jay* is afraid to get out of their car. They are afraid of contracting COVID 19 and bringing it home to their family or ending up in the hospital or…
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Nocturnal studying, disconnection, and stress: The life of an international student studying online from South Asia

Time differences have disrupted my body clock, social life, and connection with Canadian culture  Like many students, I started online classes in September 2020. However, unlike most of my classmates…
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UVic students ready to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccine

On May 13, the B.C. government announced that everyone over the age of 18 would be able to book their vaccine appointments in the coming days. By May 16, many…
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UVic’s fall plans neglect the concerns of students

UVic always says that students’ health and safety is their number one priority, but this plan does not align with that claim. If this is UVic’s way of prioritizing health…

UVic’s year of COVID-19

How the university responded to the pandemic For the majority of the 2020-2021 academic year, the UVic campus was essentially deserted — slackliners were absent from the quad, there was…
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As the food industry adjusts to COVID-19, food delivery drivers play an increased role

Restaurant owners appreciate reach of delivery services, but see the importance of the government’s cap on delivery commission Between restrictions on indoor dining and individual preferences to eat at home…