UVic Rocketry soars at international competition

Club rewarded for their efforts in battling elements, gravity They overcame a broken down car, a broken into car, and fifty degree weather — all to travel to New Mexico, join hundreds of other university students, and launch a part-carbon fibre, part-plastic rocket 10 000 feet into the air. But when I sit down with six members… Read more »

UVic fencer takes gold at provincial championships

Caleb McIntosh’s foray into fencing started as many good stories do — with a crush on a girl. “I was 12 and there was this girl I had a huge crush on, that I was friends with, and she wanted to do fencing,” McIntosh says. Now, after 15 years and one provincial fencing gold medal, McIntosh realizes his… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Re: “CARSA member suspended after swearing at sexual harassers”

Your story July 6, “CARSA member suspended after swearing at sexual harassers,” is misleading in implying that CARSA does not respond appropriately to complaints about sexual harassment. You reported that a UVic alumna was suspended for one month for violating the facility’s behavioural policy after several meetings to address behaviour in CARSA. Indeed, CARSA has… Read more »

Meet Persi Flage: (Drag) King of the Goblins

Victoria Pride 2017 was kicked off this year with the annual Memorial Drag Ball; a baseball game that sees drag queens pitted against drag kings in Victoria West Park. The players were fabulous and the rules were flexible, and the game was complete with water balloons and a rendition of the Pride national anthem (“Somewhere… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150

Identity is oftentimes very personal. While we are influenced by our families and friends, no one else can decide how we identify. In all likelihood, you walk past hundreds of people each day, with whom you have nothing in common. But every so often (usually during the Olympics and in the lead up to Canada… Read more »

Vikes athlete handknits hats for hospitalized children

Isolation — that is the fate many children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses face when they are forced to recover in the hospital. Isolated from their school friends, sports teams, and music classes, these children undoubtedly feel like they’ve been excluded from a team. Their peers run off and act like kids at a young age should, while… Read more »

Town hall promotes collaboration in stroke care and research

On June 12, the B.C. SUPPORT Vancouver Island Regional Centre, a collaboration between Island Health and UVic, presented a forum designed to outline critical, unmet needs for patients recovering from strokes. The event, titled ‘The Stroke Research Town Hall: Perspectives, Priorities, and Possibilities’, delivered exactly what the name promised; offering a variety of viewpoints on… Read more »

UVic student helps herself and others through mental health awareness

When Dana Neily talks about her struggles with balancing mental health and schoolwork, she appears calm and collected — like she’s had this conversation before. Perhaps her nonchalant attitude comes from her years of raising awareness of mental health issues in her community. Vice-president of the Mental Health Awareness Club at the University of Victoria, Neily has… Read more »

When it comes to UVic parking, no change is good change

On Saturday, June 24, a Martlet staff member drove to UVic to attend the Autism’s Own Conference being held in the SUB. Not knowing how long the conference would last, they paid for a full day of parking. As they were leaving the parking lot a few hours later, another student pulled in beside them…. Read more »