Posts By: Sarah Lazin

Summer camp provides opportunity for young Indigenous entrepreneurs

Fuelled by a shared passion for youth empowerment, two Peter B. Gustavson School of Business alums have created a camp to foster and develop Indigenous entrepreneurship. Jordyn Hrenyk and Kim Cope have teamed up to create what Hrenyk calls “the first Indigenous-focused youth entrepreneurship summer camp in the [Greater Victoria] area.” Cope has been working… Read more »

Stories Without Borders: Part Two

In collaboration with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the Martlet presents Stories Without Borders, a new feature telling the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program (SRP). By sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and the newcomer experience. In the… Read more »

Victorious Voices festival champions spoken word talent

No props, no musical instruments, no costumes. Those rules aside, anything can happen onstage at Victorious Voices, a spoken word festival taking place right now. From April 11–13, the festival will showcase local, and national spoken word talent. This is the seventh year for the Victoria festival, and, according to city councillor and festival director… Read more »

Stories Without Borders: Part One

In collaboration with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the Martlet presents Stories Without Borders, a new feature telling the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program (SRP). By sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and the newcomer experience. In the… Read more »

UVic answers TRC’s call with Indigenous Academic Plan

On Dec. 15, 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its final report, outlining the ways in which Canadian society must redress the country’s legacy of residential schools and advance the process of reconciliation. The TRC report encompasses stories from Inuit, Métis, and First Nations residential school survivors, and builds upon this knowledge… Read more »

Tent city defies eviction notice

Homeless campers in Victoria were officially evicted from their tent settlement behind the courthouse as of Thursday, Feb. 25. But days later, Super InTent City is still standing, with no indication that more than a couple of campers have left. Residents of Victoria’s Super InTent City were issued eviction notices on Feb. 5, giving them… Read more »

JCURA brings undergrad flavour to IdeaFest

How do coral reef food webs impact conservation efforts? Who are the brave new wordsmiths guiding the future of Canadian literature? And what is the social power of video games? From Mar. 7–12, IdeaFest will attempt to address these questions, among many, many more. IdeaFest is an annual festival of UVic research, art, and innovation,… Read more »

UN affirmation of abortion rights comes at just the right time

As the Zika virus rampages through the Americas, the debate surrounding abortion has never been more relevant. The virus spreads from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and is linked to causing a serious birth defect called microcephaly (babies are born with underdeveloped brains). Since Zika first reached the country, the number of microcephaly cases… Read more »