Posts Categorized: News

Update: Saudi Arabian students at UVic

Here’s what’s new since August On August 6, the Saudi Arabian government announced it would be withdrawing all Saudi nationals studying at Canadian universities. The announcement was made after Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, criticized the Saudi government’s human rights record on Twitter. In August, the Martlet reported that 34 Saudi students (23 undergraduate… Read more »

UVic’s CanAssist unveils seven new technologies for use across B.C.

Children with special needs now have the potential for a lot more independence, inclusion, and fun From robotic arms to pick up fallen toys to ball launchers that help children play catch with friends or fetch with dogs, UVic’s CanAssist organization has just released seven new technologies that will greatly increase opportunities for children with… Read more »

Running for a cause

UVic student Jordan Moore is running 150 laps around Ring Road this month in support of ‘Movember’ Movember is here again (and almost over!), which means you’ve likely noticed an increase in men’s facial hair on campus this month. From those sporting ‘handlebars’ or ‘horseshoes,’ to the many peach fuzz ‘staches and patchy beards in… Read more »

Your Nov. 19 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

Amendments to the Chief Electoral Officer’s duties and an updated intoxication policy meeting highlights At 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, as the sky darkened and the temperature dropped, the UVSS board members made their way to the Upper Lounge of the Student Union Building (SUB) for hearty discussion and Greek food. There was much to… Read more »

Second annual BEEP day sparks innovation on campus

Students, researchers, and faculty came together to showcase work being done in UVic’s Biomedical Engineering department ‘Beep’ is a sound many scientists are familiar with hearing in labs, but the famous robot tune had a completely different significance on campus earlier this month. Hundreds of biomedical scientists and researchers gathered at UVic on Nov. 2… Read more »

New campus group asks why UVic isn’t talking about generational poverty

Shoestring Initiative aims to dismantle ‘Bootstrap’ ideology at UVic and beyond A new group on campus is taking big steps to break down the stigma students experience with generational poverty. On Nov. 1, just over two dozen students, professors, and other members of the UVic community met for the Shoestring Initiative’s first gathering. The Shoestring… Read more »

Group on campus is assembling to oppose Starbucks coming to UVic

They call themselves Stop Starbucks UVic and are rallying behind the slogan #StopStarbucks Activism is afoot at UVic as a group of students are gathering to protest the university’s recent announcement that Finnerty Express will be replaced with a Starbucks in the fall of 2019. The group is primarily a student-led, grassroots initiative calling themselves… Read more »