National blood shortage gets Canadians donating

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) issued an appeal to Canadians at the beginning of October encouraging Canadians to donate in light of a concerning drop in inventory levels. The last shortage…

Ali Funk in profile

While wearing her Team Canada gear in New Caledonia, Funk wasn’t just training: she was fulfilling a dream.

President’s campus update: a look into UVic’s future

UVic president Jamie Cassels stressed that the UVic community must actively consider how to maintain the size and prestige of the university in the wake of financial cuts.

In support of divestment

Acclaimed professor and environmentalist David Orr once said: “Students hear about global responsibility while being educated in institutions that often invest their financial weight in the most irresponsible things.” UVic,…

UVic study links moderate drinking to breast cancer

The University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. (CARBC) recently published a study linking moderate drinking to breast cancer. The study shows that low-level drinkers, at less than…

Fossil fuel divestment on upcoming UVSS AGM agenda

Following a heated debate at the Sept. 22 UVSS board meeting, the motion to introduce a divestment referendum question to the Annual General Meeting was approved, and scheduled to take…

Bringing mental health to light: Info fair aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma

The Equity and Human Rights office, the Mental Health Task Force, and the University of Victoria Students’ Society will be collaborating for “Out of the Shadows and into the Sunshine,”…

UVic writers inspire a new generation

UVic’s Writing Department celebrated its Annual Faculty Reading Night on September 23rd and, as always, it was a hoot.

Higher learning or efficient spending?

My feelings for our institution are familial; it is both loved and hated. These feelings confounded me one day in the bookstore café. After buying coffee from the university-owned subsidiary,…

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