Q&A: The Glorious Sons

This interview has been condensed. Kingston band The Glorious Sons are one of the hottest up-and-coming rock bands in the country. Their hit songs “White Noise,” “Heavy,” and “Mama” have been high on the Canadian rock charts, and since then, they’ve only been getting bigger. The Martlet’s Emmett Robinson Smith caught up with their lead… Read more »

The Warren launches monthly reading series

The Warren, UVic’s interdisciplinary journal, will be launching a monthly reading series called The Rabbit Hole. The launch, happening Thurs. Dec. 11 at the Copper Owl, will start with an open mic, followed by fiction by Mallory Tater (a UBC MFA student and UVic grad), poetry by current UVic undergrad Joseph Leroux, and a staged reading… Read more »

Artisan Market gives back through hand and heart

The winter holidays are a time to think of others, through gift-giving and donations. The Winter Artisan Market held Nov. 25 and 26, allowed shoppers to browse over 30 vendors while contributing to the United Way Campaign. Formerly named the UVic Hearts and Hands Craft Fair, the market began in 2001 through its founding organizers… Read more »

Personal Paradise: Snow on the green

There’s a small golf green behind the West Shore Park and Recreation Centre, and in January 2012 I was able to see it under snow. Personally, I think it looks even better this way, though you might lose your ball if you tried golfing.

Events Calendar: December 4 – January 8

COMMUNITY THE OWL DESIGNER FAIR Take time for one of Victoria’s most creative holiday fairs happening at the Fernwood Community Centre. Come meet local designers and enjoy their handmade or upcycled creations. This event is wheelchair and stroller friendly, accompanied by live music, and fun for any age. Dec. 5, 6–10 p.m., Dec. 6, 10… Read more »

Christmas card how-to

A typical Christmas card costs between three and six dollars, while a homemade Christmas card can be priceless—literally.

Board of Governors meeting recap: Nov. 25

DIVESTMENT FORUM Vice-President External Relations Carmen Charette began the meeting by announcing that UVic’s divestment forum will occur at the end of January (a UVic spokesperson later clarified that a final date will be set by mid-December). According to Charette, this forum aims to encourage an open dialogue and provide further information around the divestment… Read more »

Weather Permitting Comedy Tour headed to Victoria

A Toronto-based group of three comics have banded together delivering humour to venues across Canada. The Weather Permitting Comedy Tour, which began in Ontario on Nov. 12, will be at Maude Hunter’s on Dec. 13. Despite the tour’s name in preparation for snowstorms, they hope to hit all tour dates.

UCBC committee raises awareness on university funding cuts

The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee (UCBC) has been working since September to promote a campaign to raise awareness on the post-secondary education budget cuts in B.C. and their impact. The committee is made up of nine Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members from six universities in the province.