Posts By: Anna James

Meet the puffragettes

The Victoria-based women who are trailblazing Victoria’s cannabis industry Like many sectors, the cannabis industry is dominated by men—but not for long. From cultivating strains to marketing CBD-rich potions, two women in the Victoria cannabis community understand that their role extends far beyond getting high: it’s a quest for gender parity, a vehicle for social… Read more »

Cannabis on campus is an election pipe dream

Sorry to kill your buzz, but legalization is hard work. Imagine this: you finish class and swing by the Campus Pharmacy, grab a pre-rolled joint and get really, really baked on the quad. That’s the vague idea that the Envision slate was circulating, eerily echoing Justin Trudeau’s premature declaration that weed would be legalized. It’s… Read more »

The Martlet’s 2018 Sex Survey results

The results are in: consent is sexy From the 289 participants of this year’s sex survey (comprised of 284 online, and five who bravely handed theirs in person), we learned about the sexual behaviours of our peers—in some areas, their attitudes and experiences varied greatly, however a few were common. Of those surveyed, 160 identified… Read more »

Decontrustructing UVic’s 65.9 per cent graduation rate

Homesickness. Depression. Missing one’s partner. A better program elsewhere. All are valid reasons to leave a university, but none are apparent through statistics alone. According to a study published by Maclean’s this month, UVic has a 65.9 per cent graduation rate. This percentage is calculated based on the number of full-time students who embarked on… Read more »

The Martlet’s 2018 sex survey

Are you curious about the sexual activities and attitudes of your fellow UVic students and staff? We certainly are. And why not? It’s 2018. Sex is the one of the most often thought about (and least discussed) topics on campus, so let’s not beat around the bush. Please answer the following questions — only those you wish… Read more »

Decontrustructing UVic’s 65.9 per cent graduation rate

The stories behind the latest not-so-satisfying university statistic   Homesickness. Depression. Missing one’s partner. A better program elsewhere. All are valid reasons to leave a university, but none are apparent through statistics alone. According to a study published by Maclean’s this month, UVic has a 65.9 per cent graduation rate. This percentage is calculated based… Read more »

The Thrill of the Grass: W.P. Kinsella, baseball, and me

An Australian child’s exposure to baseball is limited. “Growing up I thought there were just two teams in the bigs; the Yankees and the Red Sox,” a Queensland-born minor leaguer once told me, “‘cause that’s all they showed on T.V.” Since age 11, I’ve been collecting scraps of baseball facts — most from American movies—which I weave… Read more »

The Hollywood treatment of sex abuse is dangerous for the real addict

The image of Kevin Spacey toting a blue yoga mat around a rehabilitation clinic angered many when it circulated online a few weeks ago. “Cause yoga practice stops pedophiles,” wrote one sarcastic internet commenter. The 58-year-old Spacey is reportedly attending a 45-day ‘Gentle Path’ program at The Meadows, an addiction treatment centre in Arizona. The… Read more »

Ten holiday saving tips

Because Christmas red shouldn’t remind you of your bank balance Oftentimes, Christmas leaves us feeling fat, broke, and resentful: the opposite of how we’re supposed to feel. Yet every year, we rinse and repeat the gift giving tradition hoping that this season our bank accounts will remain tumbleweed-free. This is seldom the case. So here… Read more »

Canada’s first cannabis course

The regulation, sale, and distribution of cannabis in Canada is joining the emerging industries of e-commerce, digital storytelling, and social media public relations in becoming a tertiary business course. “I am not aware of another course quite like this within Canada,” said Professor David Cram, who teaches ‘Special Topics in Management: The Business of Marijuana,’… Read more »