Posts Categorized: News

Journey to the murder capital of the world

The Martlet’s web editor, Liz McArthur, recently went on — and is still wrapping up — a trip to Honduras. She arrived halfway through a 10-day human rights observation mission. She joined about a dozen other people — mostly from the United States — in poll monitoring during the country’s primary elections on Nov. 18…. Read more »

Justin Trudeau and Paul Summerville visit UVic

On Nov. 21, a crowd filled the Vertigo room of UVic’s Student Union Building to hear Liberals Justin Trudeau and Paul Summerville speak. Trudeau answered students’ and community members’ questions about everything from Chinese investment in Canada (Trudeau says it’s a good thing, though he’s opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline) to whether the seal… Read more »

Green Party leader continues to raise concerns about trade deal with China

Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »

Residence for UVic Catholic students opens

Female Roman Catholic students at UVic now have their own student residence. On Oct. 21, Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon and UVic Catholic Chaplain Dean Henderson officially opened Bethany House, a six-bedroom, off-campus residence for Catholic students, through a ritual of blessing.

U.S. election night in Victoria, B.C.

Felicita’s pub was packed with people out to watch the election Tuesday night and the room erupted in celebration as Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. http://storify.com/lizmedia/uvic-watches-the-u-s-election#publicize