Posts By: Emily Fagan

UVic gets serious traction during Bike to Work Week

In a city divided over bike lanes, members of the UVic community came together from May 28 to June 3 for the annual Bike To Work Week (BTWW), 24 years after the province-wide event first originated in Victoria. UVic has been an official sponsor of BTWW since 2001, although UVic Sustainability Coordinator Susan Kerr said… Read more »

UVic banking on increasing international ranking

A year-long project has students asking questions about financial priorities on campus Early last October, UVic launched the Global Reputation and Rankings Project (GRRP), an initiative to strengthen UVic’s standing with internationally prominent ranking organizations with $168 000 allocated exclusively for Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG), a third-party firm based out of California. The year-long, two-phase project… Read more »

Happy hour heaven

Fifteen hours of discount drinks to get you through finals In the midst of finals, it’s not uncommon for students’ spirits — and bank accounts — to hit an all-time low. Luckily, there are plenty of places around Victoria to revitalize the soul with wine, beer, and all kinds of alcohol that won’t take a toll on your wallet…. Read more »

Students, new senators react to Senate attendance report

Questions raised regarding students serving on UVSS board and Senate at the same time Students and senators future, past, and present reacted strongly to the news that 11 of the 16 current student senators have missed at least half of the UVic Senate meetings, as reported by a Martlet article published on April 5. “I… Read more »

Martlet gala celebrates 70 years of stories and writers

Fundraiser, GoFundMe are kicked off by hacks of all ages On the evening of March 23, the Martlet’s 70th Anniversary Gala saw the Temple Building in downtown Victoria filled with multiple generations of people united by shared experiences and a passion for student journalism. Co-hosted by the Victoria Arts Council, the gala was organized to… Read more »

UVic reshaping cycling climate on campus

Campus Cycling Plan currently in consultative stage Whether you bike, drive, walk, bus, or longboard, most people have encountered issues either with or as cyclists on campus. Close calls and collisions may soon be a thing of the past as a campus cycling plan, deemed a “high priority” by the Campus Planning Committee, is under… Read more »

UVic energy plant delayed, but still on the way

$20-million plant being built by Fine Arts buildings Nearly $20 million has been budgeted for a new campus energy plant, which is currently under construction between the Interfaith Chapel and the Fine Arts Buildings. Although UVic originally intended for the building to be operational by March after breaking ground in the summer of 2017, UVic… Read more »

Where’d the second slate go?

Oligarchies, death threats, and car accidents: why only one slate ran in the 2018 UVSS election Although there’s nothing new about a single slate sweeping the UVSS elections, this year was the first time in recent history that a second full slate failed to materialize in time to run. Before the campaigning even started, the… Read more »