UVSS All Candidates Forum 2017 - Part 1

The 2017 UVSS All Candidates Forum broadcast live on CFUV 101.9 FM on Monday February 27, 2017.  For more information on UVSS Elections, visit uvsselections.com

U in the Ring: Dec 6 mental health pilot project, a spoken word contest, and community cabbage

This week Hugo talks to Dr. Marilyn Thorpe about a pilot project to help students with mental health issues. The Psychiatrist-led interdisciplinary team or PIT project began in 2013. It sets students up with a 30 minute assessment with a family doctor and a psychiatrist in an effort to help reduce the wait times for full psychiatric appointments.

John Threlfal is in-studio to talk about UVic’s Diversity Writing Contest and UVic's Diversity Spoken Word Contest.

Our reporter Miyoko is back with a feature on Community Cabbage. Members of the club serve free food behind a stand outside the Sub every Friday at noon and this is the first part of a glimpse backstage. 

And Salma Ihsan is here with news headlines and weather.


U in the Ring: Nov 15 Geography LNG Panel, Adele Barclay's Poetry, the Martlet

This week Hugo speaks with Adele Barclay who just released a book of poetry - If I were in a Cage I'd Reach out for You. 

Josh Tawse and Richie Rickard join the show from the UVic Geography Department to talk about a panel the department hosted on Liquified Natural Gas. 

The Martlet's Editor in Cheif Myles Sauer and Reporter Cormac O'Brien are in studio for a campus news roundup. 

U in the Ring: Nov 8 Party Drugs Survey, refugee food access, geog degrees in the field, food column

This week Hugo talks to Melanie Callas about the Party Drug Survey that gets advertised on campus. Boma Brown from the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group joins the show to talk about their research project on access to food. 
Contributor Shaun O'Leary interviews his brother Colm O'Leary about what a geography degree looks like in the field. 
And Miyoko is back with her food column. She explores an edible landscape this week.

U in the Ring: Nov 1 Turmoil in writing departments, Cafe Scientifique, The Bell Jar, Hempology 101

This week Hugo talks to UVic playwright and writing student, Jakelene Plan about the fallout from UBC suspending it's creative writing chair, author Steven Galloway. 

Robert Smith? from the University of Ottawa joins the show to talk about his upcoming Cafe Scientifique talk "Top Ten Diseases of all Time." Cafe Scientifique is a series of talks intended to bring elements of research to the public. The Top Ten Diseases of All Time will be presented at Hermann’s Jazz Club on November 15.

UVic Director of Special Collections and University Archivist Lara Wilson joins Hugo to discuss the importance of the Library's acquisition of a rare print edition of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. 

And Editor in Chief of the Martlet, Myles Sauer is in studio to bring us up to speed on news around campus, including Hempology 101's bid to officially become a funded advocacy group. 


This week Hugo talks to the producer of Beyond the Jargon, Max Monday about the upcoming season of the show that focuses on grad students. Kaitlyn Kakoska is in the studio to talk about witches at UVic and Cormac O'Brien from the Martlet joins the show to talk about the UVSS Board Meeting. Miyoko is back with another installment of her series about food on campus. 

U in the Ring: Oct 4, 2016 Nutrition on campus, Remembering a member of the Faculty of Math, Upcoming Phoenix Theatre shows, and campus news chat with the Martlet

This week: Hugo talks to Adrienne Holierhoek about the Phoenix Theatre's 50th anniversary. Professor Emeritus, Reinhard Illner joins the show to talk about the recent passing of a member of the Faculty of Math. Campus reporter, Miyoko Caudet brings the first in her series on nutrition, and the Martlet staff are in the studio to talk about campus news.

U IN THE RING: SEPT 27, 2016 Accessibility for visually impaired students, marijuana legalization, controversial clubs on campus, UVic's United Way campaign

Today's guests: Martlet Editor in Chief, Myles Sauer chats with Hugo about stories the student paper is following. UVic student Georgia Pike talks about how a new BC law negatively affects her and her guide dog. Distinguished Professor Susan Boyd joins the show by phone to discuss the Federal Task Force on Marijuana Legalization. And an update on the launch of UVic's United Way Campaign. 

U in the Ring: Sept 20, 2016 CSC 349A conflict, gender inclusive bathrooms, #textbookbroke

This week: gender inclusive bathrooms, Sexual Assault Awareness Week, the #textbookbroke campaign and conversations with staff from the Martlet Newspaper about conflict surrounding CSC 349A and UVSS director resignations. All that plus events and campus headlines. 

U in the Ring is your weekly campus news and lifestyle round-up. Hugo Wong is your host.