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The secret resource on campus helping UVic entrepreneurs go global It’s March 2018, and Quinn MacDonald, a recent University of Victoria graduate, admires the printed copies of Concrete Garden Magazine that have just been shipped to her. She has only a brief moment to revel in her creation before she must get to work. All… Read more »

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR)’s annual report at their May meeting, which contained the first publicly available peek into the progress of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response… Read more »

Crafting crosswords

How one former cartoonist confounded people in both the Martlet and the New York Times For student journalists who have written for the paper over its 70-year existence, the Martlet is often dreamed of as a first step towards working for a prestigious institution like the New York Times. How often does that really happen, though?… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: fair trade avocados the way to go

Re: Green Gold Bleeds Red: The hidden cost of avocados I appreciated Anabelle Budd’s informative and well-researched article on the hidden cost of avocados.  I was alarmed by the fact that Mexican producers of non-organic avocados are continuing to spray “huge quantities” of “highly toxic pesticides” on their avocado crops, and that a “significant number… Read more »

Canada Day voted best national holiday by Settlers’ Magazine

Finally, our country made it onto a list that has nothing to do with drinking water advisories Settlers’ Magazine, a publishing organization known for their motto, “Well I think the border should be over here,” has once again released their international top three national holidays for the year, and our very own Canada graces the… Read more »

Barrett leads Canada over China at basketball showcase in Victoria

Professional hoops returned for the second time this calendar year to Greater Victoria, as the Canadian men’s national team took on team China as part of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on June 24. Since the NBA’s Toronto Raptors held an open scrimmage on the UVic campus in September, Victoria’s basketball… Read more »

2017–2018 Elections budget ran a $23 000 deficit, UVSS reports

Cause of the overspending still unclear, Director of Finance and Operations says In an executive report at the latest UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 18, Director of Finance and Operations Curtis Whittla announced that this year’s Elections Office ran $23 000 over their allocated budget. The students’ society originally allocated $26 237 for their 2017–2018 Elections… Read more »

The UVSS June meetings: a Tweet-cap

June 4: Perhaps the biggest tension to come out of the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the month came not from the directors themselves, but from a spelling error in a live tweet session. But I digress, for now. The 2018/19 Board, continuing to familiarize themselves with one another, met for the third… Read more »

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival gets nautical in its 28th year

Two of Shakespeare’s works set to take place on the grounds of Camosun College To watch The Tempest, Pericles, or both — for Shakespeare fans in Victoria, that is the question. Returning for a 28th season, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF) is set to debut two of Shakespeare’s nautical-themed plays this summer at the Camosun College… Read more »