Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Top 10 news stories of 2017

These past 12 months have been hectic for most of us, and the UVic campus was not spared from any of the chaos that 2017 brought. Although the Martlet’s top stories this year are generally unrelated to one another — there doesn’t seem to be anything connecting articles about international tuition fees, dress codes at the gym,… Read more »

The Martlet is hiring!

The Martlet is hiring! If you’re interested in writing, editing, or publishing, this is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the oldest campus newspapers in Canada. We’re hiring an editorial assistant and a new co-Editor-in-Chief. Visit our Jobs page to learn more about job information and deadlines for applications. For more information, email business@martlet.ca…. Read more »

Fake A.I., real good movies

The best films about Artificial Intelligence uprisings It’s no secret that societal changes are often reflected in the films we make and watch. For example, environmental concerns lead to horror films about natural destruction, like Armageddon, Deep Impact, and Waterworld in the 1990s. Uncertain political and economic times often lead to superheroes dominating popular culture — they… Read more »

Campus reacts to YPY demonstration

YPY president disappointed with removal of flags As students trickled back onto campus from their holidays, Thursday Nov. 16 might have been just another sleepy autumn morning  had it not been for the public demonstration from Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), UVic’s anti-abortion club. It reignited campus discussions around protesting, free speech, and the issue of abortions… Read more »

UVSS criticizes UVic’s handling of YPY demonstration

UVic apologizes for failing to provide timely notification In a Facebook post published the day after campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) held a public anti-abortion demonstration in the quad outside of the McPherson Library, the University of Victoria Students’ Society criticized the university administration’s handling of the situation. The demonstration included the planting of… Read more »

What are those flags in the quad?

Five hours after they were planted into the quad grass, 10 000 flags were removed by students demonstrating against Youth Protecting Youth, UVic’s anti-abortion club. Students arriving back on campus today, Nov. 16, after reading break were greeted by an unusual sight — thousands of small flags covered the quad grass outside of the library. But just… Read more »

Frustration, sadness at UVSS health care town hall

Room agrees referendum needed to fix health care plan It was an emotional evening for those gathered in the Michele Pujol room on Thursday, Nov. 9, though emotions varied between each party in attendance. Those sharing their stories of losing coverage after the UVSS switched to a new student health care plan expressed frustration, sadness,… Read more »

Anti-Violence Project referendum passes

Full-time student fees will increase by $2 in funding towards the advocacy group Students have voted in favour of increasing the student fee allocation for the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), UVic’s on-campus sexual assault centre. In a vote that took place between Nov. 8 and 10, 3 955 students voted on the question of a 100 per… Read more »

University, students respond to alt-right posters found on campus

CSEC and Saanich PD notified about the unauthorized flyers posted in Cornett Content Warning: Anti-Semitism, Racism UVic’s student body and administration responded in kind when photos of racist posters, found in the Cornett Building, circulated online. The posters were initially discovered the night of Oct. 18 and feature racist rhetoric, explicit anti-semitic symbols, and links… Read more »