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Posted May 22, 2014 by Phillip Vannini

It never fails. You’re out camping and right in the middle of the night you feel an irresistible urge to go pee. The outhouse is only a few steps away but you dread losing sleep momentum by getting out of bed and scavenging for your shoes and lamp. You ignore it for a while. Yet, it keeps you awake.

Posted May 1, 2014 by Xianjing Zhang

As I walk on Fisgard Street—the epicenter of Victoria’s Chinatown—and see the refurbished spaces with their vibrant mix of organizational headquarters, stores, and housing, I can hardly imagine how the Chinese people settled down here more than 150 years ago. Here, the history of the Fraser River gold rush and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway are recorded; here, the revitalization united Chinese people and the revival of Chinese customs and cultures are seen.

Posted April 11, 2014 by Kathryn Thompson

I am currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  My thesis project entails travelling to the Philippines to conduct a photo documentary in a remote village. 

This is a list of 10 things I've learned so far while living in the jungle:

Posted February 13, 2014 by Michael Real

The experience of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014 brings to mind the rich history of television coverage of the Olympics and the debates over the impact of media and commercialization on the Games.

Television has been charged with corrupting the authenticity of the traditional sporting experience in general by no less an authority than Benjamin Rader, author of a prominent history of television and sports, In Its Own Image. Similarly, in his book on Sportshiz, Stephen Aris charges, "Sport has been hijacked by industry and TV to serve their very different ends."

Posted February 11, 2014 by Jennifer Walinga

Nancy Coldham (MAIIC Alumni and Governor General’s Gold Medal Award Winner) asked the RRU Panel: Thoughts on Athletes as Body Billboards and Brand Ambassadors and if Rule 40 can have any real impact on anti-commercialism concerns? And RRU Panel Thoughts on Branded Gifts with implicit Reciprocity or Strings Attached leading to “Brand Classes” of Athletes?