Letter: International students should not bear undue financial burdens

Editor, The Graduate Students’ Society (GSS) is strongly opposed to the proposed decoupling of international and domestic tuition slated for a vote at the March 28 meeting of UVic’s Board of Governors. Of 3 000 graduate students at UVic, nearly 900 pay international tuition. This proposal could see international tuition raised 5 per cent in May,… Read more »

Chris Hadfield takes Victoria on odyssey through sound and space

There are few questions Chris Hadfield hasn’t been asked. It’s been twenty-five years since Commander Hadfield was accepted into the astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency, and his work — on the ground and in space — is embedded into Canada’s national consciousness, to the point when sharing that I was researching for this interview, not one person… Read more »

UPDATE: Third Space art project given takedown notice

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: After being painted over and temporarily blocked off with construction tape by UVic Facilities Management on Friday morning, the Third Space art project has now been ordered by the UVSS to be taken down by 8 p.m. Friday evening. The society cited a breach of the original terms of the project’s approval.  In… Read more »

Shams, satire, and poop: ‘The Inspector’ is a comedic masterpiece

As the cast returned from intermission, the audience gasped as they set their eyes upon a scene featuring two characters eerily resembling the notorious “Mr. Floatie” mascot — poop. The Mr. Floatie characters sang and danced as police officers attempted to chase them, making light of the Victoria sewage dumping problem. Tent City, human waste, Donald Trump…. Read more »

From IT guy to funny guy: Ali Hassan on comedy, being Muslim, and his love of food

This Saturday, comedian Ali Hassan is bringing his one man show, Muslim, Interrupted, to Sugar Nightclub. The former George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight comedy panelist and current host of CBC’s Laugh Out Loud spoke to the Martlet about Interrupted’s conception, its increasing relevance in the current political climate, and his twenty-year journey from unemployed IT guy to… Read more »

The Malahat Review presents the 2017 WordsThaw Prize

In collaboration with The Malahat Review, the Martlet is pleased to present the winners of the annual WordsThaw Prize. The WordsThaw Prize is a writing contest for beginning writers living in Victoria, and run by The Malahat Review, a literary magazine published by the University of Victoria (www.malahatreview.ca). The Martlet and the Malahat congratulate the first-place… Read more »

Here are your newly elected Senate and Board of Governors reps

  The University Secretary released the results of the UVic Senate and Board of Governors (BoG) election results this week following the election that took place March 1–3. Voter turnout for both was lower than last year, though not by as significant a margin as the drop in turnout for Board of Directors elections. Full… Read more »

Letter: Those on the left need to deal with dissenting voices

Re: “In the debate over free speech, there are no clear winners,” March 9 As well meaning as the editor’s sentiments are in your editorial “In the debate over free speech there are no clear winners,” there is a binary present of ‘left’ and ‘right.’ The censorship of Peter Singer’s speech is indicative of what… Read more »