Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Computer science professor speaks out after incident

Nearly a week after an incident that saw him removed from campus and subjected to a disciplinary investigation, Jianping Pan has spoken out to give his side of the story that inspired widespread controversy both on campus and within the local community. In several emails to the Martlet between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15, Pan reiterated… Read more »

‘I’m not qualified’: Professor ‘relieved of obligation’ to teach course after critical remarks

UPDATE Sept. 14, 10:28 a.m.: The University of Victoria has contacted the Martlet to clarify that Jianping Pan was not suspended from the university as originally reported, but rather “relieved of his obligation to teach the course.” We’ve updated the headline to reflect this; the original story as it was published on Sept. 12 is included… Read more »

Working group gives update on sexualized violence policy

On March 16, 2016, the Huffington Post published a report stating that UVic had allegedly silenced the survivors of sexualized violence on campus. This was followed by a Martlet report in April of a first-year student forced to live next door to her assailant, even after the university determined he had committed a sexual assault…. Read more »

Events Calendar: August 4–Sept 7

ART Beautiful British Columbia Show & Sale / Massey Gallery We live in a beautiful place in Vancouver Island, and we live alongside some pretty talented artists who can make it look as good as (or better than) it does in real life. Come see some of those artists at the Art Gallery of Greater… Read more »

‘B Minor’ performance makes for major occasion

Since his rise to fame during the 18th century, Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has been performed around the world and in a myriad of different interpretations and formats. So it’s not every day that his works are framed in a new and fresh way. But the Early Music Society of the Islands’ (EMSI) production of… Read more »

Bento Sushi and Booster Juice coming to UVic

UVic is set to fundamentally alter the way University Food Services operates with the addition of two independently owned food chains on campus. In a notice published by the Ring on Monday, July 11, UVic announced that Canadian chains Booster Juice and Bento Sushi will be coming to Mystic Market and Cadboro Commons, respectively. Both… Read more »

Student club connected to an organization accused of cult-like activities

It started with a seemingly innocuous newspaper article. In January 2016, the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) published a column in the Nexus — Camosun’s independent student newspaper — listing off a number of extra-curricular clubs for students to join. But when someone commented on the article accusing one of the clubs of cult-like activities, Greg Pratt, managing editor of… Read more »

MLA hosts Bill 23 discussion at UVic

On May 4, Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, hosted a town hall at UVic to discuss Bill 23 and how universities across British Columbia should deal with sexualized and gender-based violence. It was a rare opportunity for students and the general public to air out concerns and considerations around how to deal with… Read more »