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First Signs Of Human Life In Canada May Be Here

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Researchers using a robotic underwater vehicle off British Columbia's northern coast believe they may have found the earliest evidence of ...

►How To Be A College Student

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

September is creeping up on us, which means the start of the school year is upon us. If you're entering university for the first time, never fear: ...

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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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...

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."

B.C. Grizzly Hunt Bolstered By Spurious Science

Chris Genovali | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Government policy makers and their bureaucratic minions who manage the grizzly hunt are not interested in rigorous science, but are keenly interested in maintaining the status quo for reasons having to do with power and control.

Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand In Way Of Pipeline: Lawsuit

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Not even a month has passed since the federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) released its official report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, pending the fulfillment of 209 conditions. Yet already two separate suits have been filed against the integrity of the report, with groups requesting that the federal cabinet delay a final decision on the pipeline project until the Federal Court of Appeal can assess the complaints.

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.

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 ...