Posts Categorized: News

UVSS and UVic partnering on Harm Reduction Centre

If you’ve ever been in the basement of the SUB, you’ve probably walked past the Harm Reduction Centre (HRC) dozens of times without even realizing it. A small grey closet right across from Pride, the centre offers safer substance use resources, safer sex supplies, and information regarding the two. Opened in Nov. 2017, its co-ordinators — UVic… Read more »

New Johnson Street Bridge finally opens

Bridge open to public after five years of Martlet reporting I started my engineering degree at UVic in 2013 and I remember volunteering to write for the Martlet a month into the semester. One of my very first published articles was titled “A new downtown icon: the Johnson Street Bridge” and was printed in the… Read more »

Why are there so many Albertans at UVic?

It’s a situation we’ve all been in. You’re out with some new University of Victoria friends, getting some drinks, and learning about these people you’re really excited to get to know. “Where are you from?” you ask, taking a drink of Hoyne Dark Matter because you’re an unabashed and unoriginal West Coaster. “Calgary,” says the… Read more »

New writing prof brings international journalism experience to UVic

Deborah Campbell is no stranger to new adventures. From uncovering stories in Egypt, Iran, and Russia, to working undercover in Syria, Campbell brings a wealth of knowledge to her newest adventure as the UVic Creative Writing Department’s new assistant professor of creative nonfiction in September 2018 and Director of the Professional Writing program in January… Read more »

UVic professor gets shoutout on Jeopardy

”Linguistics, 1200,” says the Jeopardy contestant on the March 26, 2018 edition of the show. Alex Trebek, doing his best (see: worst) Valley Girl accent, reads the clue: “Alexandra D’Arcy wrote a book on this word, as in ‘I’m ____ totally mad because Kim was all, ____, why can’t I date Kevin?’” The contestant buzzes… Read more »

Martlet gala celebrates 70 years of stories and writers

Fundraiser, GoFundMe are kicked off by hacks of all ages On the evening of March 23, the Martlet’s 70th Anniversary Gala saw the Temple Building in downtown Victoria filled with multiple generations of people united by shared experiences and a passion for student journalism. Co-hosted by the Victoria Arts Council, the gala was organized to… Read more »

Archaeologists and Heiltsuk community brace for next public release

Alisha Gauvreau and Larissa Dixon prepare to take measurements of a worked wood artifact from the Triquet Island village site. The measurements will be used in Dixon’s independent class paper which Gauvreau will later reference for her PhD thesis.

The quiet concentration inside UVic’s archaeology research lab gives no indication of the media commotion that arrived alongside the discovery of 14 000-year-old artifacts on Triquet Island in Heiltsuk Territory last spring. One of the research assistants, Larissa Dixon, is a second-year anthropology student at UVic and is of Heiltsuk descent. Her family can trace their… Read more »