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BCGEU strike highlights necessity for cannabis industry to separate from liquor board

The legalization of recreational cannabis was a joyful time for many, but most consumers aren’t aware of how it transformed the profitable world of grey market weed into a bureaucratic…
Computer-generated art from the sentence "draw creatively" (Midjourneyz0, provided by Caroline Tucker.

Artificial intelligence: A crutch or catalyst in the renaissance of creativity?

Most fields of study in AI research focus on improving user experience from the backend, supporting online advertising and cyber security, among other things. However, a few research labs have…
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UVic’s divestment shouldn’t come as a surprise

UVic’s divestment of $80 million from the Working Capital Fund was a welcome surprise for many. One year into their ten-year responsible investment policy, the board of governors announced a…

The importance of valuing the humanities

Hundreds of articles denounce the study of the humanities as a pursuit of “worthlessness” or even “elitism.” So then, why do some people continue to pursue these studies in an…

Victoria’s horse and buggy industry really isn’t so bad

Everybody’s working for the weekend… (even horses) Let me start off by stating that I’m not your typical ‘horse person’. Full disclosure — I’m not even an animal person. I…

The predictable backlash to #MeToo

The #MeToo movement is making strides at upping the ante on a societal level when it comes to taking cases of sexual assault more seriously. The process and sentencing of…

Is it harder for our generation to find love?

How our social media personas affect relationships That five-inch device in your pocket or in your hands (and what you’re probably using to read this article with) may be the…

Now is the time for intersectional action

Stolen Sisters March as important as any demonstration Victoria’s first Stolen Sisters Memorial March was held Feb. 14, 2009, on the unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees,…

My experiences with sexual harassment at CARSA

Sierra has organized a petition asking for accountability from the university regarding sexual harassment at CARSA and UVic. Click here to check out the petition.    On June 18, I told…