Posts By: Emily Fagan

UVic celebrates 200 years of American Sign Language

On Oct. 6, members and allies of the deaf community gathered in the Student Union Building for an afternoon celebrating the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL), organized by the Society For Students with a Disability (SSD). The event featured a talk on ASL and deaf history, an ASL immersion workshop, a panel on… Read more »

Lecture and panel discuss the power of street names

Even with benches borrowed from exhibits, the Legacy Art Gallery was standing room only on the evening of Sept. 14 for “The Urban Streetscape as Political Cosmos,” a free lecture followed by the panel, “The Politics of Street Naming in the City of Victoria.” The event drew students, historians, and community members together to challenge… Read more »

Nutrition, flavour, and other wonders to be found in residence meals

In light of recent events, the Martlet has found it pertinent to update previous statements regarding UVic’s Food Services. Reports now show campus food to not only be entirely reliable and safe for mass ingestion, but also just about the healthiest cuisine available on Vancouver Island. Vegetarian, pescetarian, and vegan options are overwhelming. Village Greens… Read more »

Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals

Even before spotting the mangled fly peeking out from under the uncooked noodles of her green curry, Shae-Lynn Ouellette hadn’t been feeling well. “I was like ‘What is this . . . it must just be a peanut,’” Ouellette described. “It turns out it was a fly. It was all chopped up . . . That kinda spoiled my appetite.” Ouellette is one… Read more »

Protesters crash effective altruism debate

Members of the campus community were put at odds with one another after raucous protest interrupted an UVic Effective Altruism club event at Cinecenta on Wednesday, March 1. The event, which featured a screening of a TED Talk on effective altruism by Princeton professor and ethicist Peter Singer followed by a Skype Q&A, was met… Read more »

UVic gets creative with virtual reality film ‘Knot For Sale’

Ever wanted to explore more of your favourite film? Virtual reality filmmaking has taken cinematic immersion to a new level, as audiences of Knot For Sale will soon discover. Knot For Sale is the first virtual reality (VR) film to come out of UVic’s WRIT 420 class, a workshop on film writing and production taught by UVic professor… Read more »

UVic grads spread Himalayan grace through Fazl Socks

Looking for a gift that’ll warm your heart and keep your feet cozy this hol- iday season? Fazl Socks challenges consumers to “wear the change you want to see in the world.” The North India-based, cause-driven business, launched in May of 2016 by two UVic alumni, works alongside disadvan- taged women to produce traditional Himalayan… Read more »

Free tuition is not the ideal solution to student woes

The #allnoutnov2 National Student Day of Action, a reactionary movement to ever-climbing tuition, sought foremost to push back against the notion that, as the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) puts it, further education is a “privilege and a personal benefit that students and their families should have to pay for.” But bringing free post-secondary education… Read more »