Expired OneCards confiscated by BC Transit drivers

BC Transit bus drivers “mistakenly confiscated” a number of OneCards from UVic students on Dec. 8 due to an error message that appeared in the transit card scanners, a UVic spokesperson confirmed. Paul Marck, UVic’s associate manager of Public Affairs, said that OneCards are typically only confiscated by drivers when found “to be used by… Read more »

Prestigious literary magazine celebrates Canada

On Saturday, Dec. 2, literary lovers gathered at Munro’s Books to celebrate a new edition of Granta, the prestigious literary journal based out of the United Kingdom founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University. The special edition, titled Granta 141: Canada, is dedicated exclusively to Canadian literature and featured readings by UVic professors Tim… Read more »

Lil Peep and fentanyl

What UVic students should know | Earlier in November, 21-year-old Gustav Åhr, also known by his stage name Lil Peep, was finishing up his 20-show Come Over When You’re Sober tour. Peep took a nap on the tour bus before the second-last show in Tuscon, AZ: tragically, he never woke up. Åhr was declared dead… Read more »

The Martlet is hiring!

The Martlet is hiring! If you’re interested in writing, editing, or publishing, this is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the oldest campus newspapers in Canada. We’re hiring an editorial assistant and a new co-Editor-in-Chief. Visit our Jobs page to learn more about job information and deadlines for applications. For more information, email business@martlet.ca…. Read more »

No push back from Paradise

If you’re as cynical as I am, chances are you weren’t surprised by the contents of the recently leaked Paradise Papers that demonstrated the extent to which the world’s richest people are able to avoid paying taxes. There were no corners of the world untouched by the scandal that emanated from the 1.4-terabyte document’s release,… Read more »

Pink pages creates LGBTQ+ resource for Victoria area

It can be difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those who are new to Victoria, to easily access the local groups, events, and services available to support them. Through their shared experiences as self-identified members of the queer community, Victoria Pink Pages (VPP) co-founders Sherwin Arnott, Becky Cory, and UVic graduate Jakelene Plan,… Read more »

Bringing youth into global peacekeeping

UVic delegation attends UN forum   While young people have long represented the embodiment of future hope and change, it’s not often they are given the opportunity to actively weigh in on current global policies. On Nov. 14–15, seven UVic students were selected to help advise on a plan for international peace. Representing UVic, this… Read more »

Dirty money

Petition, article shames UVic for dealing with corporate climate change deniers  An opinion piece in The Tyee has called out UVic for attempting to profit from fossil fuel companies while trying to maintain its “commitment to sustainability.” The Nov. 3 article, titled “UVic Seeks to Profit from Corporate Climate Change Deniers,” is written by UVic Environmental… Read more »

Nov. 20 UVSS board meeting recap

Puppies, rallies, and food banks on the agenda Mustaches and puppies are two things that don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but both played a prominent role at the latest UVSS board meeting on Nov. 20. The biggest news out of the meeting was that the popular Puppy Playtime event will be making a return to campus…. Read more »