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Michael John Lo

Michael John Lo is a journalist based in Victoria and Vancouver. He got his start at UVic's student paper, the Martlet, and has been reporting on the city of Victoria ever since. An avid drinker of milk tea, you can find him complaining about post-university life and democracy on Twitter @overloaded_writ.

Education

Education for all: Victoria lecturer to build school in his home country

A household name in Victoria’s Arab-speaking community says education is key to financial and intellectual freedom

Food

Mexican House of Spice: Inside Victoria's oldest Latin American grocery store

By Michael John Lo
Jan 30, 2023

The store serves Latin communities from all over Vancouver Island

Housing

UVic proposes 9-acre mixed-use university district

By Michael John Lo
Jan 25, 2023

The proposed development, which is still in early stages, would replace the Ian Stewart sports complex

Education

AI and machine learning tools raise concerns over academic integrity in Victoria's educational systems

By Michael John Lo
Jan 24, 2023

Capable of writing essays and answering complex questions, ChatGPT is challenging traditional methods of learning and assessment in Victoria and beyond

Latest News

Juan de Fuca seniors' activity bus out of commission after catalytic converter theft

By Michael John Lo
Jan 22, 2023

Trips to the theatre and other excursions at the all-volunteer seniors' organization have been put on halt after a catalytic converter from its bus was stolen—again

Latest News

Why the Victoria Royals will don a new jersey on Saturday

By Michael John Lo
Jan 13, 2023

The Lunar New Year jerseys represent a broader push to include Chinese communities in hockey—a move that may be key to the team’s success

Latest News

Sauna barge proposal approved

By Michael John Lo
Jan 11, 2023

A private company’s unusual pitch brings up city’s plans for revitalizing Ship Point

Good news

Victoria’s youngest magazine writers are tackling big issue topics

Since 2017, Central Middle School students have been creating their own magazine as part of a grade 8 media and social justice class