Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Victoria Hand Project gets tapped for half-million-dollar grant

A UVic-based engineering initiative that 3D-prints hands for amputees in developing nations is in the running for a Google-funded prize worth half a million dollars. The Victoria Hand Project (VHP), run out of UVic’s Engineering Lab building, is in the running to receive $500 000 from Google as part of a competition titled “Google’s Impact Challenge.”… Read more »

Olympic dreams put on full display at CARSA

The athletes who filed into CARSA’s gym on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 19, differed in gender, height, size, and age, but they all had one unifying trait—they dreamt about becoming Olympians. “For me,” says Avalon Wasteneys, one of those athletes, “that was always the goal.” The RBC Training Ground program is a joint initiative… Read more »

The Martlet’s 2017 Victoria Film Festival picks

When Oscars season arrives in late January/early February, people change. All of a sudden, everyone and their dog becomes a film expert; the general public is preoccupied with finding a cinematic gem and making something up that sounds intellectual to show how deep and clever they are. “I was conflicted by La La Land— the colours really… Read more »