An open letter from the Third Space

Dear Martlet staff, Thank you for your recent article on our policy changes and the anti-transgender hate group that has targeted our centre. At the end of the article I mentioned that the current board can do a lot more to make this campus a good place for transgender and non-binary people. I think we… Read more »

Summer at the Third Space: A timeline

After a turbulent few months, summer at the Third Space (formerly the UVic Women’s Centre) is drawing to a close. Since classes ended in April, the centre has undergone a name change, temporarily closed its doors to the collective, had a staffing turnover, and faced a spike in online harassment and bullying against members of… Read more »

Why political movements can’t forget their marginalized members

When Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, it didn’t take long for pundits, thinkpiece writers, and Sanders detractors (some of them one in the same) to ask why those rabble-rousing Bernie Bros couldn’t just take the L and go home rather than cause a fuss at the Democratic National Convention. “They’re sexist,” some said…. Read more »

UVSS directors call for child care review

The July 25 board meeting, while lacking the usual attendance in human numbers, presented attendance of a full agenda and creative new proposals by the board. (I’m looking back at you, Periscope.) You can find a live tweeted account of the meeting on our Twitter page. UPDATES Director reports reconfirmed that summer UVSS operations are… Read more »

University scraps UVic Edge; launches UVic Go

  Inspired by the explosive popularity of Pokémon Go, a new mobile app where users catch Pokémon that has taken the world by storm, UVic announced today that it will be scrapping its UVic Edge branding campaign in favour of a new initiative called UVic Go. The revamped brand is meant to capitalize on the… Read more »