Posts Categorized: Features

A critical look at Canada 150: Yvonne Houssin

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Yvonne Houssin | NSU Firekeeper The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think a Canadian identity definitely comes from Canada, and I think it… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Annalee Lepp

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Annalee Lepp | Chair of the Gender Studies Department The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Good question. Well I think that on a technical… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Amirali Hassani

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Amirali Hassani | General Coordinator of WUSC UVic The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? It’s funny, because Canada is such a melting pot of… Read more »

Diversity in Academia

  Grace Wong Sneddon, the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, smiles as she points up to the framed certificates that hang on the wall of her office. “I hear people go, ‘what are you worried about? Stop worrying so much — you’ve got six of those things,’” Wong Sneddon says. She’s pointing at diversity… Read more »

What we talk about when we talk about gender

Navigating the spectrum of the transgender and non-binary experience March 31 marked the international Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day meant to celebrate and empower the trans community. This year’s theme was #TransResistance: a reaction to global transphobia in the current political world. The passing of TDOV made me question, as a cisgender woman,… Read more »

The Malahat Review presents the 2017 WordsThaw Prize

In collaboration with The Malahat Review, the Martlet is pleased to present the winners of the annual WordsThaw Prize. The WordsThaw Prize is a writing contest for beginning writers living in Victoria, and run by The Malahat Review, a literary magazine published by the University of Victoria (www.malahatreview.ca). The Martlet and the Malahat congratulate the first-place… Read more »

B.C. Transit: The good, the bad, and the Guthrie

One-on-one with the general manager of Victoria Regional Transit Operations Whether it’s arriving late to class or getting left behind in the rain, many University of Victoria students who live off campus are exasperated with the tardiness and unreliability of B.C. Transit buses during busy hours. “You have to plan an hour in advance for… Read more »