Posts By: Sarah Lazin

Cassels leads charge on strategic plan revamp

Also, can humanists swim? The UVic Senate met for the final time this academic term on Friday, May 7. And while many of the motions were regarding smaller procedural matters, a few discussions fell more towards the philosophical. For the final time from this reporter, here’s a recap of how those discussions went down. Strategic… Read more »

Pretty Good Not Bad festival raises all and no expectations

Summer’s here, and that means one thing: it’s music fest season, my dudes. With the arrival of good weather comes the usual suspects, including such favourites as Victoria Ska Fest, the Philips Backyard Weekender, Rock the Shores (though it’ll be taking a notable absence this year), and, of course, Rifflandia. But before all of that… Read more »

The personal becomes ‘Colossal’ in genre-bending monster film

  Colossal, directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo (Extraterrestrial, Timecrimes), is the story of Gloria (Anne Hathaway), an unemployed writer who is kicked out of the New York apartment she shares with her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) when her struggles with alcoholism become too much to handle. Gloria returns to the town where she grew up… Read more »

So long to all my haters: A letter from the outgoing EiC

And so it goes, another year has come and gone. With that, volume 69 of the Martlet has drawn to a close, and after three volumes, I’m moving on to new endeavours and passing over the reins of this venerable institution for its next volume. In previous years, the outgoing EiC has taken the last… Read more »

Program approvals aplenty at latest UVic Senate meeting

Though the talk of the campus following the UVic Senate meeting on April 7 was a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation, a number of other motions were put forward that will have their own impact on the UVic academic community for years to come. UVic program offerings expanded The Senate voted… Read more »

UVic Senate approves STEPS Forward proposal

The UVic Senate voted on April 7 to approve a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation following widespread media attention in the weeks prior. The Senate motion reads as follows: Motion: That Senate approve that STEPS Forward participants who have completed at least 4 years of studies and 12 courses be invited… Read more »

Sexualized violence policy gets final approval

After months of consultation, feedback, and review, the UVic Board of Governors voted to approve a finalized Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy on March 28. The policy will now be implemented this coming May. “The creation of this single, encompassing policy to prevent and respond to sexualized violence on campus is an extremely important… Read more »