University of Victoria

BC Nature Files Legal Challenge Against Northern Gateway Pipeline Approval

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"In the lawsuit filed today, we argue that due to fundamental flaws in the JRP's report, Cabinet was deprived of the legal authority to make a final decision on the pipeline," Chris Tollefson, ELC executive director and lawyer for BC Nature, said.

B.C. University Offers Course On Queen Bey

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Ring the alarm: the University of Victoria is offering an entire course on Beyoncé Knowles. The class description says it will "explore how we can...

UVic Satellite Zooms To Big Honour

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

MONTREAL - Justin Curran still remembers sleeping under a blanket decorated like a rocket ship when he was a child."It looked like the inside of a spa...

Mainland Predators Vs. Mellow Islanders

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia has two breeds of wolves, the ferocious mainland animals that compete with grizzly bears for food and territory, and the l...

WATCH: Clever Birds Open Parkade Doors

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

These bird brains are pretty darn big to have figured out how to operate the doors in an underground parkade at the University of Victoria. A YouTu...

Student's $16,000 Ministry Contracts Under Scrutiny

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s education minister is investigating a Victoria student's taxpayer-funded trip to Finland to write a report on Finnish education. Anjali Vyas...

Can University Of Victoria Lead The Way On Divesting Fossil Fuels?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"If you can believe it, my faculty pension has no ethical screens. We can invest in arms, tobacco, and so on. It's outrageous, really. But of all places in society, the university is well-positioned to lead, to find creative solutions to these complexities."

Why Is Environment Canada Shutting Out the Media?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada
Carol Linnitt

Throughout 2013, 22 per cent of media requests for interviews with scientists were denied while requests in the past five months have increased by 50 per cent, the letter states. In total Environment Canada received just 316 media requests in 2013, of which 246 (78 per cent) were approved. Climate scientist at the University of Victoria and Green party MLA Andrew Weaver says the fact that Environment Canada is giving such a small amount of interviews is "shameful." What is more troubling, says Weaver, are the kinds of interview requests being denied.

Pro-Life Group Sues B.C. University

Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has filed a constitutional lawsuit against the University of Victoria and the UVic Students' ...

Bloated UVic Payroll Needs The Axe

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Five years ago, UVic paid out $212.4 million in salaries to its employees. Last year, that had jumped to $253 million - a 19 per cent increase. During that same span, UVic staff benefit costs grew by a third, from $33.7 million in 2007/08 to $44.6 million in 2011/12. In fact, last year, benefit costs grew almost the same amount as the university's shortfall - $4.4 million. One need only look at the top of the university's pay scale to see four clear examples of exorbitant wage growth over the past five years.

Does the Canadian Federation of Students Care About Students?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national organization composed of campus student unions, purports to organize students on a "democratic, co-operative basis." When Guelph students wanted to hold a referendum to exit the CFS, they served the CFS with a petition asking for a referendum to be held to decertify. However, the CFS refused to schedule a referendum. Guelph's Central Student Association (CSA) took the CFS to court.

Take A University Class In 'The Hobbit' History

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Who says interest in history is dead? As long as it's Middle-earth history, you can find hundreds of students lining up to take a course on "The Hobbi...

UVic Serves Strike Notice

CBC | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Some 1500 support workers at the University of Victoria may go on strike next week, just as students return to school. Canadian Union of ...

Even Human Hair Is Too Big For This Microscope

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A University of Victoria scientist's 10-year dream to get the world's most powerful microscope built has now come true, bringing the kinds...

Medical Researchers Get $2.9-Million Boost

CP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Dozens of Canadian researchers at nine different universities will share $2.9 million in funding for the study of pr...