• Power imbalances in a world away from home

    UVic international graduate students speak on unethical treatment from supervisors and a lack of support from the university.
  • A River of Oranges

    Long-time CFUV host Aldo Nazarko spoke to the Martlet about his book, his childhood as a refugee in Italy, and his eventual immigration with his family to Canada.
  • Movie review: Venom

    Interested in seeing the latest Marvel film? Read our review of Venom first.
  • UVic students write Ukrainian prisoners messages of hope

    The Ukrainian Students Society encourages students to take action on global issues through an initiative to write postcards to prisoners charged with various crimes by the Russian government.
  • Mycelium is the bee’s knees

    With bees fighting a battle for survival that could also be our own, they’re gearing up with medicinal suits of armour. Can mushroom networks help avert the catastro-bee?

The army reserves want YOU!

(And you might want them, too) Master Corporals Owen Seginson and Brendan Morton of 39 Service Battalion arrived outside the Student Union Building on Sept. 28 with a Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and their recruitment faces on. Their goal: to inform students about the opportunities available to them in the Canadian Army Reserve Force…. Read more »

Camp on the run

Namegans Nation and the case for community While the socioeconomic causes of homelessness are well understood, victims are still blamed as if they caused the problem themselves. Countless solutions have been shot down with the familiar refrain: Not In My Back Yard! — even though our current punitive ‘solutions’ cost taxpayers more than structural solutions… Read more »

Get to know the UVSS advocacy groups and the Native Students Union

Who they are and how to get involved Working from inside the Student Union Building, there are four advocacy groups — Students of Colour Collective, Feminist Collective/Third Space, UVic Pride, and Society for Students with a Disability — and the Native Students Union at UVic, representing different intersections of students and working to create safe… Read more »

100 years of Remembrance

Honouring Remembrance Day in Victoria a century after the 1918 armistice One hundred years ago, in a train car in the Forest of Compiègne, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the armistice was signed that ended the First World War. First observed by the British Commonwealth as… Read more »

Your Nov. 5 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

A new ferry shuttle and $20 000 in renovations for Cinecenta With the end of daylight savings, 6 p.m. now feels like midnight — something that clearly had an effect on the Nov. 5 UVSS Board of Directors meeting as members sleepily trickled into the Vertigo lounge of the SUB. The meeting lasted just over half… Read more »

Greater Victoria Green Team launches pilot project in Mystic Vale

B.C.’s biggest environmental volunteer organization partners with UVic’s Campus Planning and Sustainability office On Nov. 14, the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) will host middle school students from Claremont Secondary and Oak and Orca Bioregional School to remove invasive species in Mystic Vale. All members of the UVic community who are interested in doing something… Read more »

LETTER: The most important aspect of reconciliation

Justice for the victims The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada did not include the most important aspect of reconciliation: justice for the victims. Justice is normally epitomized by a court of law prosecuting individuals for having committed criminal acts. Such prosecution may result in criminal convictions and incarceration, such as the case of similar… Read more »

Starbucks to take over Finnerty Express at UVic

Starting in the fall of 2019, corporate coffee beans will finally arrive at UVic, as Finnerty Express Café in the UVic Bookstore transitions to a Starbucks. UVic’s long time moratorium on third-party food chains was lifted for the first time in 2016, with the introduction of Booster Juice and Bento Sushi to campus cuisine. Prior… Read more »

UVic student leads art-based mental health initiative

Faces of our Community event brings international and domestic students together The UVic community welcomed a wall of fresh faces to campus last month — literally. The ‘Faces of our Community’ mural workshop, led by Art Education student Kira Chong, was designed initially to help integrate international students into the campus community, but quickly turned… Read more »

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for a third year

The Victoria Festival of Authors (VFA) returned for its third year, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. From what I saw of it, there is good reason for the popularity of the week-long event. The VFA is an opportunity for Canadian authors, both local and out-of-province, to attend readings, question-and-answer sessions, and workshops. I attended three… Read more »