Voting made easy for students this election

In an effort to encourage voting amongst UVic students, the UVSS have introduced This Year We’re Voting, an initiative running from Oct. 5–8, involving advanced voting booths inside the Student Union Building for students wishing to cast ballots for the upcoming federal election. The program was created last year for the municipal election, but is… Read more »

Vikes hold strong in lead up to CARSA opener

The Vikes women’s rugby and the men’s field hockey teams made their competitive home debuts last weekend, and, in addition to games for the men’s rugby team and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, the men’s golf team finished their expedition south of the border to compete in the Western Washington Invitational Tournament. The… Read more »

Dawn Pemberton and the roots of Vancouver soul

With all the indie rock and EDM emanating from the musical hotbed that is the Canadian West Coast, it’s easy to forget that the coast is also fertile ground for genres that often go overlooked in this part of the world. Dawn Pemberton is out here holding it down and doing much of the heavy… Read more »

UPDATE: Campus groups respond to sexual assault incident

Update: On Oct. 2, UVic contacted the Martlet to clarify that the posting on UVic’s homepage was not a media release, and was originally posted on Sept. 27, with an update following on Sept. 28. The posting was updated again on Oct. 2 to include mention of the Anti-Violence Project and other campus support services,… Read more »

UPDATE: Police investigating after sexual assault on campus

Detectives are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred on UVic campus involving a female student in the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 26, according to a Saanich Police media release. The student was assaulted by several male suspects, though no significant injuries were reported, nor was medical treatment required. No other details are known at… Read more »

Rifflandia: Nothing’s stopping Joey Bada$$

Compared to his Victoria fanbase, Joey Bada$$ stands in stark relief. Raised in Brooklyn, amidst a street culture different from anything on Vancouver Island, he was shaped by fellow New York-area rappers like Nas, Biggie and Jay-Z. Joey probably had never heard of Victoria – let alone Rifflandia Festival – before. This incongruity between artist… Read more »

Battle of the Bands gives New Souls a leg up

Autumn has once again settled into Victoria with chillier mornings, earlier sunsets, and the return of the student routine. UVic has jolted back to life with a slew of events, fundraisers, rallies and meetings . . . all in the first three weeks. Tucked inside the Student Union Building, however, is an oasis from the Monday to Friday hustle… Read more »

Mercy Ships has UVic student feeling ship-shape

It’s not often that one sails halfway around the world to lend a hand to those in need, but one UVic student did just that this summer. In July, fourth-year microbiology student Jesse Spooner returned from a three-month journey to Madagascar volunteering onboard Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship. The opportunity came through… Read more »

Elizabeth May takes to Twitter to participate in debate

After being left out of a national party leaders debate held by the Globe and Mail on Thursday, Sept. 17, Elizabeth May used Twitter to add her input in real time. The Green Party held an event showcasing May’s participation via Twitter to a full house at First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral Rd…. Read more »