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March 5, 2014

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Camosun College gets transitional funding for ESL training

March 5, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 5, 2014, News

Camosun College will be receiving $1.43 million in one-time transition funding for ESL training, the provincial government announced on Wednesday, February 19. The funding, part of a transition plan the Ministry of Advanced Education has developed with the federal government and public postsecondary institutions, comes after the news of funding cuts for domestic ESL students […]

Bungy jump event strips away clothes, stigma

March 5, 2014 by Rachael Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Life

The thought of bungy jumping is a terrifying prospect for lots of people; imagine doing it naked and it gets even scarier. But, at least this time, it’s all for a good cause: the seventh annual Naked Bungy Jump for the Victoria branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society is sure to be a powerful weekend. […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun business instructor Catherine Mack

March 5, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun College a bit better. Every issue we ask a different instructor the same 10 questions. Got someone you want to see interviewed? Email and we’ll get on it. This time around we caught up with business […]

Victoria’s Tower of Dudes make their own culture

March 5, 2014 by Jill Westby, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Arts

When thinking of Eastern European music, local Victoria bands don’t usually come to mind. But there’s one band in particular bringing the unique influences of Eastern European folk music (the Czech Republic, to be specific) and mixing them with a strong shot of energetic rock ‘n’ roll. Victoria-based Tower of Dudes, who are releasing their […]

In Search of Lost Time: The trouble with trigger warnings

March 5, 2014 by Daphne Shaed, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Columns

Those of us that work in marginalized communities and activism are more than likely familiar with the practice of trigger warnings. For some time I have been working, speaking, listening, writing, facilitating, healing, and navigating within social networks that use the term “trigger warning” to warn people of sensitive materials. I have trouble resolving the […]

Victoria Spoken Word Festival ready to break barriers again

March 5, 2014 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Arts

Festivals have a way of bringing people together. Whether it’s over the mutual enjoyment of an event or the communal thrill of sardining together into an already over-packed auditorium, they tend to bring out the best in people. The Victoria Spoken Word Festival promises to be no different. With talent swept in from far and […]

Age of Geeks: Major mobile motions

March 5, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Columns

Within the first few days of the Mobile World Congress, there has already been a long list of launches of anticipated releases and other exciting announcements, which include the launch event of Samsung’s flagship phone for this year: the Galaxy S5. Sony also unveiled their flagship phone, Xperia Z2, whose predecessor saw a considerable amount […]

What’s Going On, March 5, 2014 issue: Beer, seduction, doggin’ vs. owlin’

March 5, 2014 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Campus

March 1–9 Get beery Victoria’s local breweries show the city their stuff with a host of beery events during Victoria Beer Week. How about speed-dating with the brewers to ask them about beer? A movie about beer guru Michael Jackson (no, not that Michael) and a pub crawl are also on tap. The full schedule […]

Politically Speaking: Coalition concerns

March 5, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Columns

Thomas Mulcair, leader of the federal NDP, recently reminded us that he’s open to a coalition with the Liberals. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, in turn, reminded Mulcair where he could stick his coalition. The idea of a “progressive” coalition is not new. In 2008, Mulcair was part of the NDP team that proposed uniting the […]

Nexus goes to Camosun’s new Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic

March 5, 2014 by Suzy Beauchamp, contributing writer  
Filed under March 5, 2014, Campus

If it seems like students are looking a bit healthier at the Lansdowne campus, it’s because Camosun’s Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic is now open. The clinic opened in January in room 201 in the Wilna Thomas Building and is an extension of the athletic and exercise therapy program. All the care and treatment provided […]

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