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    Diversity in Academia

    UVic is winning diversity awards left, right, and centre — but what about the experiences of its faculty members? The Martlet takes a look.
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    Who is the whitest of them all? We should have a prize for that!

    Alana Sayers, a PhD candidate and expert in the colonizing influences of literature, explains why a 'cultural appropriation prize' is so damaging to Indigenous artists.
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    UVic’s most famous dropout

    There are plenty of university dropouts you won't have heard of — but Thomas Middleditch may be the exception to that. And yes — that's really him.
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    Learning how to learn to drive

    Writer Joshua Newton explains what it can be like to live with mental illness — as dangerous and frightening as driving a car you don't know how to control.
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    UVic Professor’s ‘garden Spicer’ goes viral

    Dr. Lisa Kadonaga wasn't expecting her Spicer cut-out to amuse anyone except her close friends. 90 000 shares on Facebook later (plus a few mentions in the New York Times and the Washington Post) and Kadonaga has become as internet famous as you can get.

Uncertainty at UVic child care centre

Centre 6 shows signs of cracking with possibility of closure A missing van. Rumours of the UVic administration looking for ways to fire union workers. Children making posters imploring UVic to “save Centre 6.” According to a staffer at UVic’s Centre 6, these occurrences were part and parcel of their job at the child care… Read more »

Federal grants now dependent on diversity targets

A federal program will now factor institutional diversity into account when offering research grants to Canadian universities. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, which annually distributes $265-million among 1 600 researchers in the form of research grants, announced new measures on Thursday, May 4, that would require Canadian universities to come up with strategic plans to… Read more »

Selling “ugly” produce is a beautiful idea

Food is a constant issue at UVic. For many students, the on-campus Food Bank, food-salvaging clubs like the Community Cabbage, and weekly free dinners at Emmanuel Baptist Church are not just chances to save a bit of money but a financial necessity. Students are strapped for cash and the surrounding community has largely adapted to… Read more »

A letter to UVic: It’s not you, it’s me-ortgage rates

Dear UVic, I have a confession: I’m a nerd. That’s right; a pun-loving, glasses-wearing, life-long learner, a lover of science and politics and all things academic. I am involved in departmental clubs and avidly uninteresting at parties unless I have someone to talk to about some article they just read or the latest weird science-y… Read more »

Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

This article was originally published in the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on April 6, 2017. CALGARY—Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our… Read more »

UBC researchers recommend cancelling Site C

This article originally appeared in the Ubyssey on May 1, 2017. You can find a link to the original story here. VANCOUVER — After analyzing Site C, UBC researchers have now said that the hydroelectric dam project at Peace River in northeastern BC is much more expensive than alternative solutions. Cancelling the project by June 30 would… Read more »