Vancouver Island University has found itself embroiled in a human rights complaint over an adult male student who favoured diapers, the writings of Beatrix Potter and baby talk. The human rights complaint was filed by Katrin Roth, VIU’s former director of human rights and workplace safety. In it, she alleges the Nanaimo university failed to adequately support and protect professors, staff and students who were threatened by the middle-age man’s infantilist sexual fetishes.
A petition asking UVic to dump fossil-fuel shares from its endowment fund is leaving the campus and seeking signatures from the wider public. “We are going to the general public, a.k.a. ‘the taxpayers,’ and giving them an opportunity to weigh in on the issue,” said James Rowe, associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria.
The Canadian Armed Forces is offering civilians small samples of military life on Saturday: The food, the physical tests, even the marksmanship. Navy Lt. Simon Chow said the recruiting event will be the first of its kind in Victoria, noting that similar events in Vancouver have been received with enthusiasm. Chow said it’s hoped the event can dispel some misconceptions about military life. For example, he said, women sometimes express doubts about their ability to meet physical demands.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".