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Saanich police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a leather folio form the University of Victoria Bookstore. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Saanich police search for alleged UVic Bookstore thief

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact police

Saanich police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a leather folio form the University of Victoria Bookstore. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
Two-time Olympian Hilary Stellingwerff recently found out that she will helping Team Canada later this month during the Pan American Cross-Country Championship on Feb. 29 at the Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club. (Photo/Vikes Communications)

Vikes coach joining Team Canada at Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Two-time Olympian Hilary Stellingwerff named to coaching staff

Two-time Olympian Hilary Stellingwerff recently found out that she will helping Team Canada later this month during the Pan American Cross-Country Championship on Feb. 29 at the Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club. (Photo/Vikes Communications)
During the free computer workshops at UVic, student volunteers work with local seniors to help them gain computer literacy skills. (Photo courtesy Robert Lee)

UVic welcomes local seniors to the digital age with free computer workshops

Sessions cover search engines, online privacy, social media and more

During the free computer workshops at UVic, student volunteers work with local seniors to help them gain computer literacy skills. (Photo courtesy Robert Lee)
A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.

‘Actoids’ hit the stage at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre in February

Robots full of Comic Potential in latest play from UVic’s play

A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.
An artistic rendering shows what the University of Victoria’s student housing project will look like when completed. (Courtesy UVic)

Saanich calls on UVic, Camosun College to talk student housing shortage

UVic currently has 2,300 student beds, Camosun has no on-campus housing

An artistic rendering shows what the University of Victoria’s student housing project will look like when completed. (Courtesy UVic)
Fourth-year UVic engineering students, Declan McIntosh, Daniel Burleson, Luke Evans and Robert Lee, with their light-weight robot that won first at the Western Engineering Competition. (Photo courtesy of Robert Lee)

UVic students design winning robot

UVic engineering students take top spot at Western Engineering Competition

Fourth-year UVic engineering students, Declan McIntosh, Daniel Burleson, Luke Evans and Robert Lee, with their light-weight robot that won first at the Western Engineering Competition. (Photo courtesy of Robert Lee)
In this photo from a game in 2018, the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team takes the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

13th annual UVic Vikes Shoot for the Cure supports Canadian Cancer Society

Tip-off Saturday is at 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men

In this photo from a game in 2018, the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team takes the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Cadet Warrant Officer Christina Matchett takes a shot during the marksmanship portion of the cadet biathlon race. (Photo courtesy Cadet Master Warrant Officer Justin Norman)

Sidney cadet takes home gold at South Island Zone biathlon

‘Rising star’ sets her sights on provincials

Cadet Warrant Officer Christina Matchett takes a shot during the marksmanship portion of the cadet biathlon race. (Photo courtesy Cadet Master Warrant Officer Justin Norman)
On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)

UVic students walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

One year ago the RCMP descended on a camp that had been blocking access to a pipeline site

On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)
First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)

Informal memorial scheduled at University of Victoria for Iranian plane crash victims

The Graduate Student Society is hosting the event this evening; one UVic student was on board

First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)
Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

University of Victoria holds a collection of 20,000 LP records, even after massive auction

More than 5,000 records were auctioned off to make room for more media options

Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
From left: Kevin Golovin, Abbas Milani, Feng Jiang and Jeremy Wulff and part of the COMFORTS network, a team of researchers from UBC, UVic and the University of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of the University of British Columbia)

UVic researchers develop industry-changing ‘hyper-glue’

‘Cross-linking’ technology already playing a role in performance body armour

From left: Kevin Golovin, Abbas Milani, Feng Jiang and Jeremy Wulff and part of the COMFORTS network, a team of researchers from UBC, UVic and the University of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of the University of British Columbia)
Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: $1M grant allows Victoria Hand Project to offer low-cost prosthetics

The UVic-based group will now offer 3D-printed arm prosthetics and scoliosis braces to North America

Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Olav Krigolson, neuroscientist and associate director of UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, in front of the HI-SEAS Analog Habitat in Hawaii on a previous trip. (File contributed/ Olav Krigolson)

Participants from UVic head out for NASA-sponsored Mars simulation

Neuroscience researchers hope to learn the effects of stress and fatigue on astronauts

Olav Krigolson, neuroscientist and associate director of UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, in front of the HI-SEAS Analog Habitat in Hawaii on a previous trip. (File contributed/ Olav Krigolson)
Cadboro Bay Residents Association Chair Eric Dahli looks over the Local Area Plan at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Cadboro Bay residents push for updates to 17-year-old local area plan

The Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan has not been updated since 2002

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Cadboro Bay Residents Association Chair Eric Dahli looks over the Local Area Plan at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Vikes athlete Kiara Kilbey completes for the ball with a player from the University of the Fraser Valley. (UVic Vikes/Twitter)

Vikes women’s soccer team hosts clinic for young female players

She Kicks SoccerFest to draw 150 girls from U8 to U14

Vikes athlete Kiara Kilbey completes for the ball with a player from the University of the Fraser Valley. (UVic Vikes/Twitter)
Psilocybe cyanescens, or the Wavy Cap have psychedelic affects, but can be easily confused with a different, deadly species. (Wikimedia Commons)

Experts warn against picking Vancouver Island’s magic mushrooms species

The commonly-seen mushroom can easily be mistaken for its deadly relatives

Psilocybe cyanescens, or the Wavy Cap have psychedelic affects, but can be easily confused with a different, deadly species. (Wikimedia Commons)
‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are poisonous

‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are poisonous

Fly Agaric mushrooms can cause hallucinations and gastrointestinal pain

‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are poisonous
UVic extended the course drop deadline for full tuition fee reimbursement in wake of fatal bus crash involving two students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
UVic extended the course drop deadline for full tuition fee reimbursement in wake of fatal bus crash involving two students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Sarah Hunter, a UVic student who survived the mid-Island bus crash, started a petition to fix the road where the bus rolled over. (Sarah Hunter/change.org)

Bus crash survivor petitions Justin Trudeau to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

Sarah Hunter, a UVic student who survived the mid-Island bus crash, started a petition to fix the road where the bus rolled over. (Sarah Hunter/change.org)