Winter exam timetable released

Let’s be honest: you’re probably writing an exam on the last day Time to text your parents, call your travel agents, and make fun of your friends that are writing their exams on Dec. 18 — the final 2017/2018 winter exam schedule is out. The timetables were made available on the UVic website today, sorted both by… Read more »

Festival of Authors impresses for second year

There’s something enchanting about the beginning of fall in this city. People still wear the optimism of summer but are propelled by the need to take in something other than wet before the months of endless rain. It’s the last time to see colour before grey. There would be no better time for a festival… Read more »

UVic professor revolutionizes skin health system

UVic Engineering professor Mohsen Akbari has been credited with helping to revolutionize the wound care system, by creating a smartphone app that can detect and treat skin infections through “smart bandages.” “Chronic wounds are major issues right now, especially with the growth of people suffering from diabetes, obesity, and many different metabolic complications,” Akbari said…. Read more »

Finding a place to cry on campus

It’s that time of year again If you’ve ever been perusing the depths of Facebook in a spiral of procrastination, it is likely that you’ve come across the ever-growing Facebook page, “Places in Victoria Where I Cry.” A helpful how-to guide on where to unleash your emotions, the page has been up and running since… Read more »

Painting without profit

A profile of MFA student Leah McInnis Leah McInnis is good at finding art in unusual places. McInnis is a Victoria and Vancouver -based artist, working in the second year of the MFA program at UVic. Her multidisciplinary practice is interested in subverting the commodification of contemporary painting — or, as McInnis calls it, “keeping it real.”… Read more »

Learning from the past and each other

Australia’s stringent guns laws could provide the model America needs Many Australians can tell you exactly where they were when news of the Port Arthur massacre broke; I was in grade school when our worst mass shooting — to date — happened. Although shocked, I felt safe — a certainty that someone would do something about it. Once the media grew… Read more »

Writing the change we want to see in the world

Women underrepresented in Nobel Prize in Literature Every year, the Swedish Academy awards the Nobel Prize in Literature to a writer who, according to the will of Alfred Nobel, “has produced the most outstanding work [of literature] in an ideal direction.” On Thursday Oct. 5, Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro won the prize: much to… Read more »