UVSS announces restructuring, loses management staff

The UVSS board will be undergoing a restructuring of their excluded management structure, according to a memo released to UVSS full-time staff on June 11. There are no further plans for any other changes to the Society’s staffing model. The memo states that Al Bishop will no longer hold his position as Support & Administrative… Read more »

Q&A with David Suzuki

The Martlet spoke with Dr. David Suzuki ahead his speaking event in Sidney on May 30 to get some insight into his latest book, Letters to My Grandchildren. During the interview, Suzuki talks about youth participation in voting to take back democracy and elder involvement to help resolve the climate crisis in Canada. He is… Read more »

Weaving Influences continues metal tradition on campus

While Victoria metalheads prepare to bang their heads upon the arrival of Pacific Northwest folk metal outfit Agalloch, those who prefer some academia with their riffs are invited to Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal, a talk by Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson. A professor in the English department at State University… Read more »

Getting prepared for your Eurotrip adventure

Are you a victim of the “travel bug” pandemic that’s sweeping the nation? Like the explorers before our time, our generation has curiosity coursing through our veins, sparking a desire to discover faraway lands, interact with new people, and experience eye-opening cultures. Stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing to travel independently gives you… Read more »

Isobel Trigger locked and loaded

Dressed like a band ready to glam-rock the hell out of anyone within ear shot (special shout-out to guitarist to Brett Faulkner on his amazing ‘80s spandex exercise/headband combo), the band blew through a set that featured a few new songs but mainly took from last year’s impressive debut, Nocturnal.

EDITORIAL: On truth and reconciliation

On June 2, the Truth and  Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released their summary report detailing six years of testimony from residential school survivors. The report comes with 94 recommendations to federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments as a call to action, so that a “respectful and healthy relationship amongst people” may be established. The… Read more »

Royal BC Museum achieves excellence with Living Languages

Almost a year after its addition to the Royal BC Museum (RBCM), Our Living Languages: First Peoples Voices in British Columbia has won the Excellence in Exhibition award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for its ingenuity in showcasing the diversity of First Nations languages within the British Columbia region, and  the struggle to… Read more »

Mike O’Brien – A staffer remembers

We had just put the Martlet to bed, and were downstairs in the old Student Union Building Lounge. It was April 13, 1985, the last staff meeting of the year was over, and the last issue off to the printers. Five of us were trading stories over the customary jug of beer. A lull came… Read more »

Royal BC Museum hosts food festival

Burgers, jambalaya, pulled pork and tacos have come to roost in the Royal BC Museum’s rear courtyard until October for the Victoria Food Truck Festival. With six different food trucks and one refreshment booth serving craft beer and wine, this is a one-stop shop with something for everyone if you’re downtown and hungry for a… Read more »