Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

After School Care closure comes under fire

In the months since UVic announced the eventual closure of its After School Care (ASC) program, students and faculty members have made it clear that they’re unhappy with what they consider to be a lack of proper consultation from the university during the decision-making process. The closure of the three-hour ASC program, which would take… Read more »

Don’t think twice: Dylan deserves the Nobel

On Oct. 13, it was announced that Bob Dylan would be the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature — the first American in 22 years, and the first musician ever, to receive the award. And while Dylan certainly appeals to many as a musician, the idea that he was the best choice for a prize… Read more »

ICYMI: Future in focus at President’s Campus Update

Indigenous issues, UVic’s international reputation, and the word “granular” all featured prominently in the Continuing Studies building on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as President Jamie Cassels spoke on a variety of topics relevant to UVic at the most recent Campus Update. Speaking to a crowd of about 250 members of the faculty and administration, Cassels gave… Read more »

Cost of pizza gets a rise out of students

It’s important not to underestimate the importance of pizza in the life of an undergrad. Whether it’s just a normal lunch, or fuel for a midnight study session, or the only way to get people to come out to your event (search Twitter for “free pizza UVic” and you’ll see what I mean), you could… Read more »

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 »