Studying the Eh B Cs of Canadian language

UVic post-doc student dissects the history of ‘eh’ The maple leaf; the beaver; the Timbit — there are many tacky, tourist-shop ideas of what it means to be a Canadian. For Derek Denis, a post-graduate student at UVic, there is one subject that really speaks to the heart of Canadian identity — language. “Language is just inherently tied to… Read more »

Business (not) as usual in Brussels

Brussels is not the most obvious destination for a traveller in Europe. The air is dirty and thick, and Belgian police seem to get a kick out of sounding their sirens at all hours of the night. On my first morning here, I sat in a café at six in the morning, drinking a miniscule… Read more »

LGTBQ history on display at B.C. Museum

Pride Happy Hour celebrates history and experience of B.C.’s LGBTQ community To celebrate Victoria’s Pride Month, the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM) will be hosting its first ever Pride Happy Hour event on July 20 at 5:15 p.m. The event is one of the many Happy Hours the RBCM has hosted in the evenings after the… Read more »

Victoria legend celebrates 25 years

Old issues of classic comics in plastic sleeves—Batman, Superman, Spider-Man—are strung across the room on clotheslines, and more are displayed on the upper walls in horizontal slats. The front desk is stacked with new and featured graphic novels, and there are shelves of books organized by author or artist, character, or publisher. It’s impossible to… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Lisa Helps

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Lisa Helps | Mayor of Victoria The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think what it means to be a Canadian is, first of… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas)

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Qwul’sih’yah’maht (Robina Thomas) | Director of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work I am a mother and a grandmother, and I think that’s really, really important for me,… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: John Lutz

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. John Lutz | Chair of the History Department The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? What does it mean to be Canadian? It’s interesting —… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Jordan Stranger-Ross

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Jordan Stranger-Ross | Associate Professor of History and Project Director of the Landscapes of Injustice The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I guess I… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: David Lau

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. David Lau | Executive Director of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Well, in terms of me being… Read more »