Defining success

It’s been about a month since I moved from Toronto back to Victoria, and already my time in the city feels so distant. It was about two years ago that I made the reverse journey, when I said goodbye to my life in Victoria, gave away all my furniture, and began my grad school journey … More Defining success


It’s a hipster hangout like many others in Victoria. The walls are rustic, exposed brick. The menu is elaborately chalked by hand on a blackboard. The beer is local, and so is the bright, eclectic art on the walls. The real ambience, though, is provided by the fascinating wealth of people who are filling up … More Slammin’

Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Last Thursday night, with my notebook tucked under my arm and my bike helmet swinging at my side, I waded into the throng of people crammed into the CoolAid Society’s Downtown Activity Centre for an all-candidates debate on homelessness, poverty, and housing. It’s about a month away from municipal elections in British Columbia, and on Thursday … More Homelessness, Housing and Poverty: An All-Candidates Debate

Cycling in the CRD

Two years ago, from February to June 2012, I had the tremendous fortune to live in Utrecht, The Netherlands for five months for a study-abroad term. It was only five months, but it influenced me greatly and I miss it deeply. I miss the beauty of old churches and canal houses. I miss the general … More Cycling in the CRD