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Open letter to Jamie Cassels: Take action, lead change

To UVic President Jamie Cassels, We, the undersigned, request that you consider attending more deeply to the matters of white supremacy and racism, sexism and homophobia in efforts to transform the working and learning climate at UVic. On March 23, 2017, your office posted your response regarding the UVSS Third Space interactive art installation that… Read more »

Letter: UVic Food Services operates at highest standard

We are disappointed in the March 9 Martlet story, “Lax food standards give UVic students a case of indigestion.” [Online headline: “Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals”] Dishing up nutritious, healthy food for students keeps the staff at UVic Food Services busy 365 days a year. As with all B.C. institutional food providers,… Read more »

Open letter: Let STEPS Forward students participate

To members of the University of Victoria Senate, Re: STEPS Forward student participation in convocation [Read story here.] We are writing to you regarding the proposal to include members of the STEPS Forward program who have completed their studies in convocation proceedings. In fulfillment of our partnership in the STEPS Forward program, and in the spirit of… Read more »

Letter: In response to Jamie Cassels

Dear Jamie Cassels, This letter is a response to the statement “No room for racism or discrimination at UVic” that was published on the UVic announcements page. We are disappointed, but not surprised, that the University of Victoria, and the University of Victoria Students Society discussed the teardown of the project in the absence of… Read more »

Letters to the editor — March 23

Racism alive and well in Canada I noticed that early Thursday afternoon, near the UVSS, there was somehow an event about “How do you challenge white supremacy?” But I assume you know that this event is taking place. [Ed. See here.] There was interesting informations about white supremacy on the side, and also a big… Read more »

Letter: International students should not bear undue financial burdens

Editor, The Graduate Students’ Society (GSS) is strongly opposed to the proposed decoupling of international and domestic tuition slated for a vote at the March 28 meeting of UVic’s Board of Governors. Of 3 000 graduate students at UVic, nearly 900 pay international tuition. This proposal could see international tuition raised 5 per cent in May,… Read more »

Letter: Those on the left need to deal with dissenting voices

LETTERS

Re: “In the debate over free speech, there are no clear winners,” March 9 As well meaning as the editor’s sentiments are in your editorial “In the debate over free speech there are no clear winners,” there is a binary present of ‘left’ and ‘right.’ The censorship of Peter Singer’s speech is indicative of what… Read more »

Letters—Feb. 9

Re: “Let the students edit,” Jan. 26 Dear Editor, The editorial is quite surprising to read, since I was always under the assumption that peer edited work was always supported by educational institutions (since the creative writing department at Camosun College actively encourages workshops between stu- dents). This Policy on Academic Integrity amendment definitely seems… Read more »

Letters to the editor: Nov. 3

University Bible Fellowship accusations unfounded Editor’s note: On June 9, the Martlet published a story titled “Student club connected to an organization accused of cult-like activities.” This report outlines the connections between the University Bible Fellowship — a UVic student club — and the worldwide organization of the same name, the latter of which has been accused of activities… Read more »