TEDx Victoria’s fifth iteration set to make an impact

The fifth incarnation of TEDx Victoria will take over downtown this Saturday, Nov. 21. TEDx events are independently organized, licensed offshoots of TED, a conference that began in 1984 with the intention of communicating “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED talks, always 18 minutes or less, have been posted online since 2006, and TED has expanded into… Read more »

Is UVic edgy enough to divest?

Last February, the University of Victoria unveiled UVic Edge, a branding initiative meant to convey a “consistent” image of a forward-thinking institution. But Divest UVic’s volunteer organizer, Malkolm Boothroyd, argues that UVic’s investments in the fossil-fuel industry contradict this new image. After years of awareness and support raising, Divest is now urging university decision-makers to… Read more »

EDITORIAL: The Martlet stands with Paris

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent massacres in Paris, and we offer our most sincere condolences to the friends, families, and loved ones of the victims. But while we come to terms and deal with the aftermath of these atrocious acts, please remember who is truly responsible. DO NOT blame refugees, and… Read more »

Electricity could drive change in B.C. says report

Electric vehicle popularity is racing ahead in Norway, and a report by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the University of Victoria has suggestions for what B.C. can do to catch up. Norway has much in common with B.C. according to the report, released Oct. 26, including similar population size, mountainous geography, and… Read more »

Undergrads head to ballot box for Pride referendum

On Thursday, Nov. 26, UVic students will have the opportunity to vote in a UVSS Referendum deciding whether or not they support a fee increase for UVic Pride. The purpose of the increase is to expand Pride’s accessible resource initiatives, such as safer sex, harm reduction, and gender resources. The referendum proposes a student fee… Read more »