Posts By: Anna Dodd

Starbucks to take over Finnerty Express at UVic

Starting in the fall of 2019, corporate coffee beans will finally arrive at UVic, as Finnerty Express Café in the UVic Bookstore transitions to a Starbucks. UVic’s long time moratorium on third-party food chains was lifted for the first time in 2016, with the introduction of Booster Juice and Bento Sushi to campus cuisine. Prior… Read more »

A River of Oranges

The remarkable story of long-standing CFUV host Aldo Nazarko Over a period of 80 years, the city of Rijeka — formerly known as Fiume — changed nationalities five times. Prior to the end of World War I, the city belonged to the Austrio-Hungarian empire. From 1920-1924, it became an independent state, then fell into Italian… Read more »

“The best party on campus”

Visual Arts is hosting their annual “spooky party” Halloni On Friday, Oct. 26, the Visual Arts Students Association is hosting their annual halloween party at UVic. With advance tickets selling for just $10 — and $12 at the door — Halloni is one of the least expensive formal halloween parties in Victoria (for example, Lucky… Read more »

Pro pro-rep

A case for fairer elections Beginning on Oct. 22, British Columbians will have the opportunity to change the way we vote in provincial elections. Electoral reform was a top federal election promise for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, but shortly after they came to power, the Liberals said that electoral reform would not be in their mandate… Read more »

Quorum briefly met, then lost, at UVSS Annual General Meeting

Finances and student engagement primary topics of conversation The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, Oct. 12. After briefly meeting quorum (113 students), it was quickly lost in just under five minutes as students left the room. As such, the majority of the agenda… Read more »

First UVic Board of Governors meeting of the academic year focuses on the university’s reputational enhancement project

The UVic Board of Governors gathered on Tuesday for the first meeting of the school year to discuss the recently-launched Indigenous Law degree program, new university infrastructure, and UVic’s reputational advancement project. University President Jamie Cassels was optimistic with regards to university enrollments, citing a 4-5 per cent increase in applications this year. “Both domestic… Read more »

Faculty Directors are point of contention at latest UVSS Board Meeting

Your September 17 BoDs meeting Tweetcap On Sept. 17, the UVSS Board of Directors gathered in the upper lounge of the Student Union Building for a near two-hour meeting. From serious discussions regarding the implementation (or not) of Faculty Directors, to less serious discussions on changing the title of the Director of Outreach and University… Read more »

A conversation with the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the Martlet about the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales On Sept. 7, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, federal minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, was in Victoria to make announcements regarding government marine and infrastructure initiatives. During his visit, the minister took time to stop by the… Read more »