Authors Posts by Michael Scoular

Michael Scoular


Soundbites: Kodak Black, YG, Fear of Men, Wolf Parade

Reviews for the latest from Kodak Black, YG, Fear of Men, Wolf Parade

Tentative agreement reached between faculty-staff union and UFV

After reaching a tentative agreement with UFV administration, the faculty-staff association will now be brought the details of a new collective agreement, to be reviewed and voted on before it can be ratified.

After flag removal, SUS and Pride look backward at conflict, forward...

The confluence of international tragedy and events at UFV — beginning with the removal of a pride flag hung following the Orlando Pulse shooting of two weeks ago — has opened up questions of how to mend relations between UFV’s Pride Collective group and the Student Union Society, which have grown increasingly strained over the past year.

After Ministry approval, new interdisciplinary degrees set to be offered in...

"New faculty and updated courses potentially to come for Media Arts and Indigenous Studies. Following the Ministry of Advanced Education’s approval, two new degrees within the college of arts will be open to students — though not until Fall 2017. The Ministry’s approval came after multiple important dates at UFV: deadlines for the academic calendar and financial budget and, in both cases, the anticipated year the programs would begin to be offered."

Soundbites: Har Marr Superstar, Bob Dylan, Eleanor Friedberger, Kaytranada

Reviews for the latest from Har Marr Superstar, Bob Dylan, Eleanor Friedberger, and Kaytranada.

Wisdom for the ages

"Anyway, if there’s anything I’ve learned from reading up on commencement before writing this, it’s that the speeches are really only opening acts: no matter how many carpe diems and unlikely stories of survival, the key is brevity and wit and getting out of the way of the future. So, I’ll go."

Ministry of Advanced Education approves four new degrees

"After over a year of delays and gaps in communication, the Ministry of Advanced Education has approved four new degree proposals from UFV. The degrees approved are: a bachelor of agricultural science, with a major in horticulture, a bachelor of arts in indigenous studies (major and minor options), a bachelor of education, and a bachelor of media arts."

Soundbites: DIIV, St. Lucia, Prince, Plants and Animals

Reviews for the latest from St. Lucia, DIIV, Plants and Animals, and Prince.

Students recommend voting changes, marketing ideas to Elections BC officials

For some, the political process is alienating, or regarded as less important than the identity creation and active work to be found in other areas in life. However, the conclusion of the final report written by the class offers another perspective: “Perhaps, this participation of youth addressing a youth problem provides a pathway toward positive change.”

Nothing to see here

"If Evered read past the headline, he’s seen that the article in no way says there are no resources available on campus. The article describes how students were supported in the beginning by counsellors and administrators, and how, with the initial support, their outlook was positive. It talks about how, in the end, that support ended up not being enough to prevent students from feeling like reporting was a mistake — for all that it did was leave them feeling powerless, turned against, and closed off from real and sustained help."