Police seeking information on suspect over indecent exposure at UVic

A UVic student was flashed by a man in the Engineering Building on Wednesday morning, Oak Bay Police reports. Police seek assistance locating suspect over indecent act on campus, April 19 a.m. https://t.co/sUh3fD5Btr #UVic @OakBayPolice — UniversityOfVictoria (@uvic) April 19, 2017 The student, who was studying late in the building, was approached by the suspect… Read more »

What to look out for in the B.C. provincial election

The writ has dropped for the 41st British Columbia general election, meaning the next three and a half weeks will be chock full of lawn signs, political statuses on Facebook, and awkwardly angry campaign advertisements leading up to election day on May 9. I understand if reading that made you feel a little physically sick…. Read more »

Program approvals aplenty at latest UVic Senate meeting

Though the talk of the campus following the UVic Senate meeting on April 7 was a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation, a number of other motions were put forward that will have their own impact on the UVic academic community for years to come. UVic program offerings expanded The Senate voted… Read more »

Behind the scenes of Ampuseek, the newest face of amputee advocacy

For some, the University of Victoria may not be the first place that springs to mind when amputee advocacy is brought up, but two second-year UVic students are taking the world of non-profit by storm. Emery Vanderburgh and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick are the founders of Ampuseek, a non-profit organization that seeks to “make prosthetic care more… Read more »

‘A Queer Trial’ takes UVic theatre on location

Tucked in a corner of Bastion Square, just outside the former B.C. Maritime Museum, a troupe of theatre students are singing. Their voices echo throughout the square, drawing curious looks from passers-by. As they run lines, the students stand on the very spot where convicts were once hanged. For months, the class of nearly thirty… Read more »

Open letter to Jamie Cassels: Take action, lead change

To UVic President Jamie Cassels, We, the undersigned, request that you consider attending more deeply to the matters of white supremacy and racism, sexism and homophobia in efforts to transform the working and learning climate at UVic. On March 23, 2017, your office posted your response regarding the UVSS Third Space interactive art installation that… Read more »

UVic Senate approves STEPS Forward proposal

The UVic Senate voted on April 7 to approve a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation following widespread media attention in the weeks prior. The Senate motion reads as follows: Motion: That Senate approve that STEPS Forward participants who have completed at least 4 years of studies and 12 courses be invited… Read more »

Letter: UVic Food Services operates at highest standard

We are disappointed in the March 9 Martlet story, “Lax food standards give UVic students a case of indigestion.” [Online headline: “Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals”] Dishing up nutritious, healthy food for students keeps the staff at UVic Food Services busy 365 days a year. As with all B.C. institutional food providers,… Read more »

Gibson, Affleck, and Hollywood’s history of harassment

At the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards, host Nick Kroll quipped, “People wondered, ‘How long would it take Hollywood to forgive someone for anti-Semitic, racist hate speech?’ The answer? Eight years.” He was referring, of course, to Mel Gibson. The actor and director’s personal life has long been mired in scandal; infamous for his vicious… Read more »

What we talk about when we talk about gender

Navigating the spectrum of the transgender and non-binary experience March 31 marked the international Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day meant to celebrate and empower the trans community. This year’s theme was #TransResistance: a reaction to global transphobia in the current political world. The passing of TDOV made me question, as a cisgender woman,… Read more »