Posts By: Sarah Lazin

Summer at the Third Space: A timeline

After a turbulent few months, summer at the Third Space (formerly the UVic Women’s Centre) is drawing to a close. Since classes ended in April, the centre has undergone a name change, temporarily closed its doors to the collective, had a staffing turnover, and faced a spike in online harassment and bullying against members of… Read more »

Tasty sips to get you through the rest of summer

As quickly as it began, #Summer2K16 is winding to a close. The evenings are long and warm, and Government Street is swarming with tourists. For those of us returning to classes in the fall, September is still a distant spot on the horizon, but a spot that is rapidly approaching nonetheless. But there’s no need… Read more »

Local author encourages Canadians to take part in reconciliation

One year ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its summary report outlining the steps needed for Canada to properly reconcile with First Nations peoples. But in the time since, how many Canadians have actually read it? B.C. author Jennifer Manuel challenged Canadians to do just that this summer by starting the… Read more »

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 »