Greater Victoria, the opposition city

With the return of a B.C. Liberal government and the toppling of stalwart MLA Ida Chong, south Vancouver Island’s interests could face dark days ahead, warns one political expert….“The Liberals have won a solid majority government without anybody on the [south Island],” said York University political science Professor Dennis Pilon in Victoria News May 16. “Unless the Liberals figure they could gain back that support, there’s really not much incentive for them to work very hard to woo those voters.” Read full story.

THE Scholarly Web – 16 May 2013
“It’s that time of year – the end-of-term paper-writing and exam crunch,” writes Stephen Spong, part-time cataloguing librarian at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada, on the library’s Off the Shelf blog. “In a nutshell, it’s a crazy, busy, stressful whirlwind of all-nighters, bleary eyes, summary writing, coffee consumption and all-around madness before you can come up for air in several weeks’ time.” According to the blog, a number of law schools in North America have been helping students to tackle the stress of this busy period by recruiting canine helpers, reported Times Higher Education May 16. Read full story.

Richmond Hill student tops at business competition
Last week, Richmond Hill High School student Ruhama Quadir received an award for her first-place international DECA win in accounting….Although Quadir is also a recipient of the Queen’s University’s chancellor award this year, she has chosen to pursue her undergraduate degree at the Schulich School of Business at York University instead, because of its reputable finance courses and foreign exchange opportunities, reported the Richmond Hill Liberal May 16. Quadir hopes to one day work in South Asia and facilitate its rural development. Read full story.