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UVic announces plan for new residence building

The University of Victoria has begun the planning process of a new residence building, built to address concerns about student housing in Victoria. The project is the first significant housing venture from UVic since it renewed its Campus Plan in 2016, though the university recognized the need to alleviate housing concerns for students in its… Read more »

CARSA dress code story draws mixed reactions

A Martlet article about a stricter dress code at CARSA has inspired lively and mixed responses on social media. News outlets like the Times Colonist, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC Victoria all reported the story of Luiza, a UVic alumna who was asked to change out of her shorts as they were deemed to violate… Read more »

UVic goes local with Sitka collaboration

UVic now selling branded logo on Sitka material The UVic bookstore has begun selling clothing made with materials and logos provided by Sitka, a local clothing company founded by two university alumni. People visiting the bookstore can buy sweatshirts and t-shirts adorned with the trademark Sitka tree and made with the local materials that are… Read more »

Eclipse thrills a thousand amateur astronomers

Sunglasses, cereal boxes, and saltine crackers — all tools used to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse that passed overhead at the University of Victoria on Monday, Aug. 21. The Bob Wright Centre (BWC), home of UVic’s astronomy lab, and its surrounding lawns were filled with prospective astronomers looking for the first solar eclipse on the… Read more »

UVic alums bring interdisciplinary lens to climate change studies

In the global fight against climate change, two UVic alumni are demonstrating the complexity of climate issues and the value of approaching such challenges through an interdisciplinary lens. Those alumni, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Brett Dolter, are two of the three inaugural recipients of the David Suzuki Fellowship who will spend the next year under the… Read more »

UVic student and YouTube tech guru hits 200 000 subscribers

Walk into any university lecture hall and you’ll see kids on laptops. Some are scrambling to write down every word out of the professor’s mouth, others are finishing homework that was due in another class 30 minutes before, and most are procrastinating on social media. But if you see third-year business student Justin Tse on… Read more »

Change in CARSA dress code sparks online backlash

A new dress code at CARSA has caused a stir online after a gym member took to Instagram to voice her concern about being told her shorts violated the updated policy. Luiza, a recent UVic graduate who asked to be referred to only by her first name, has been attending CARSA since the gym opened… Read more »

CARSA to host Toronto Raptors training camp in September

It’s common knowledge that CARSA is always busier in September, usually with first-years who think they’ll actually have time to workout amid their schoolwork. This year, however, a few of the new faces at the gym will be decidedly more familiar than most. The Toronto Raptors are set to hold a pre-season training camp at… Read more »