Got sleep? 

A 2022 CDC study reports that 60 per cent of college students have poor quality sleep. What are we doing wrong and how do we fix it?  
Camille Zimmer, photo provided.

UVic PhD student wins grant, speaks out about chronic illness stigma 

A UVic PhD student has been selected for a $5 000 grant awarded to just 15 inspiring academics in Canada living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

What you need to know about monkeypox on Vancouver Island

Multiple countries have seen an uptick in monkeypox cases this summer, causing the World Health Organization to declare the monkeypox virus an international health emergency in late July. With infections…
UVic's Health and Wellness building via Google Earth,

How to get tested for STIs in Victoria

Have you been tested? While the pandemic may have made phrases like this more commonplace, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and testing are often still uncomfortable topics for many young people.…
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Behind the Barrier: racialized students in the province face tiered access to health care services

When Chihiro Asami felt a sore throat coming on, a possible COVID-19 diagnosis wasn’t her only worry. She was working at a local cafe when her manager suggested she talk…
Graphic of medical student, with stethoscope as a coronavirus molecule

On the front lines: Healthcare students deal with unique challenges during COVID-19

From new nurses being plunged into the respiratory wing fresh out of university to student pharmacists juggling personal wellbeing with professional obligations to public health,  healthcare-workers-in-training are dealing with unprecedented…
graphic of a house on wheels, secondary suite

The vaccine for COVID-19? Staying home

While cases in Canada rise at a rate similar to the early days in Italy, people ignore the advice of our Provincial Health Officer, Bonnie Henry. The concept of social…

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…

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