Posts By: Myles Sauer

UPDATE: Campus groups respond to sexual assault incident

Update: On Oct. 2, UVic contacted the Martlet to clarify that the posting on UVic’s homepage was not a media release, and was originally posted on Sept. 27, with an update following on Sept. 28. The posting was updated again on Oct. 2 to include mention of the Anti-Violence Project and other campus support services,… Read more »

UPDATE: Police investigating after sexual assault on campus

Detectives are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred on UVic campus involving a female student in the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 26, according to a Saanich Police media release. The student was assaulted by several male suspects, though no significant injuries were reported, nor was medical treatment required. No other details are known at… Read more »

Mercy Ships has UVic student feeling ship-shape

It’s not often that one sails halfway around the world to lend a hand to those in need, but one UVic student did just that this summer. In July, fourth-year microbiology student Jesse Spooner returned from a three-month journey to Madagascar volunteering onboard Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship. The opportunity came through… Read more »

News brief: UVic Strategic Research Plan open for feedback

As previously reported in the Martlet on May 7, 2015, the Office of the Vice President has drafted the first-ever UVic Strategic Research Plan, and is now opening it to the student community for written feedback. A draft was originally started in May after consultation with the UVic community in April. According to Tamsin Kaneen,… Read more »

Events: Sept 24–Oct 7

Art For This Land Audain Exhibition 2014-15 Audain Professor of Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest and Visual Arts MFA Jackson 2Bears will present his 2015 Audain Exhibition in the Visual Arts building, free of charge. The multimedia installation, inspired by the works of Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson and Sioux philosopher Vine Deloria Jr., is… Read more »


When I took this job nearly five months ago, I was entrusted with a great deal of responsibility — a responsibility to inform students of what was going on around their campus, to provide a public service, and to use my newfound editorial powers for good, not evil. It also provided me access to all of our… Read more »

UVic gets consensual for awareness week

It’s time for UVic to say yes to consent as the annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week (SVAW) gets set to kick off. Events are planned for students at various locations on campus from Sept. 14–18. SVAW is a joint initiative between the UVSS, the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), and UVic Student Affairs that promotes positive messaging… Read more »

EDITORIAL: To the class of 2019

Welcome to the University of Victoria, and Volume 68 of the Martlet. Have you settled in yet? How are your classes? Still scrambling for textbooks? Speaking of textbooks, here’s a word of advice for any English lit students: try Russell Books on Fort St. It’s a lot easier to stomach paying $5 for a used… Read more »

Events: Sept 10–Sept 23

Art Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana I’ve had a love-hate relationship with bananas for quite a while. Sometimes it’s like, dang, these are so good. And other times it’s like, dang, these are mushy . . . what was I talking about? Oh yeah, renowned artist Anna Banana is teaming up with Open Space… Read more »

The Book of Souls a stunning return to form

I’ll admit that when I heard the news heavy metal stalwarts Iron Maiden were releasing a new album — and a double album at that — my excitement was laced with trepidation. For all its soaring ambition, the band’s 2010 effort The Final Frontier laboured underneath some bloat and ill-informed forays into prog territory, and 2006’s A Matter of… Read more »