Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Top 10 sports stories of 2018

From Golden State winning the NBA title (again) to the Vegas Golden Knights getting to the Stanley Cup final, 2018 saw underdogs flourish and favourites dominate Last year I said 2017 was a “memorable year in sports,” despite the fact that my beloved Chicago Cubs did not win the World Series. And after another year… Read more »

2018 stories of the year

The Martlet’s five biggest stories from the past 365 days A near collapse of a prestigious literary journal, panic about a literal collapse, and the corporate takeover of campus food services were all news stories that dominated headlines in Victoria — and at UVic — in 2018. As Canadian Literary Magazine the Malahat Review held… Read more »

Your final UVSS board meeting Tweetcap of 2018

The UVSS board of directors spent a long time together (nearly 90 minutes to be exact) for their final meeting of 2018, and who can blame them? Besides the important policies and motions discussed, they won’t see each other until next year, after all. Missing his trademark gavel, Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul… Read more »

Victoria’s very own child prodigy

Meet nine-year-old Jose Rodriguez who’s already completed pre-calculus 11 and is probably smarter than you Jose Miguel Valdes Rodriguez sprints through the plexiglass doors into the dimly lit Esquimalt Recreation Centre’s main foyer with an ear to ear grin on his face, tugging his mother’s coat on the way. “I neeeed my notebook mom! He’s… Read more »

Community gives feedback on new UVic residence buildings

Expanded service route behind SUB and potential temporary dining hall among the new additions A week after the Premier announced plans for a 25 per cent increase in student housing at UVic, the university held their second open house event of the year on Nov. 21 in the McPherson library to receive feedback from the… Read more »

It’s okay to study something different

Second annual Biomedical entrepreneurship day highlights academic diversity across campus — and that’s a good thing As someone handed me a lab coat and a pair of goggles, I thought to myself: I do not belong here. With blistering white light radiating from the ceiling, along with both red and green liquids sitting on shelves,… Read more »

Running for a cause

UVic student Jordan Moore is running 150 laps around Ring Road this month in support of ‘Movember’ Movember is here again (and almost over!), which means you’ve likely noticed an increase in men’s facial hair on campus this month. From those sporting ‘handlebars’ or ‘horseshoes,’ to the many peach fuzz ‘staches and patchy beards in… Read more »

Second annual BEEP day sparks innovation on campus

Students, researchers, and faculty came together to showcase work being done in UVic’s Biomedical Engineering department ‘Beep’ is a sound many scientists are familiar with hearing in labs, but the famous robot tune had a completely different significance on campus earlier this month. Hundreds of biomedical scientists and researchers gathered at UVic on Nov. 2… Read more »

The importance of Daylight Saving Time

Although the bi-annual time shift is being pushed to extinction, here’s why you should care about the tradition Originally a satirical proposition by Benjamin Franklin that later became an official proposition  by a New Zealand bug expert in 1895, Daylight Saving Time (DST) has evolved into one of the greatest bi-annual debates across the world… Read more »

UVic student leads art-based mental health initiative

Faces of our Community event brings international and domestic students together The UVic community welcomed a wall of fresh faces to campus last month — literally. The ‘Faces of our Community’ mural workshop, led by Art Education student Kira Chong, was designed initially to help integrate international students into the campus community, but quickly turned… Read more »