Your final UVSS board meeting Tweetcap of 2018

The UVSS board of directors spent a long time together (nearly 90 minutes to be exact) for their final meeting of 2018, and who can blame them? Besides the important policies and motions discussed, they won’t see each other until next year, after all. Missing his trademark gavel, Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul… Read more »

Christmas returns to The Butchart Gardens

Christmas lovers rejoice: twinkling lights and holiday spirit have returned to The Butchart Gardens. The Magic of Christmas, now celebrating its 32nd year, is Butchart’s annual celebration of the festive season. The grounds are adorned with lights, wreaths, and every other Christmas staple you could imagine. The celebration runs until January 6, providing over a… Read more »

A very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

10 tips for creating less waste this holiday season The season of giving is upon us! On the flip side, it’s also the season of creating waste. Tired of contributing to the cycle? Here are The Martlet’s top 10 tips for a more sustainable holiday season.   1. Give less packaging When choosing a gift… Read more »

Meet the UVic Professor behind the new $10 bill

On Nov. 19, Canada welcomed a new angle — literally — to their history and currency, with input from one of UVic’s very own. Over a year before Viola Desmond, a prominent defender of civil rights and social justice in Canada, emerged as the new face on the vertical 10 dollar bill the Bank of… Read more »

Good Food Summit talks food literacy around Vancouver Island

Food growers, educators, organizers, entrepreneurs, and just general food lovers gathered at UVic on Nov. 22 and 23 for the 2018 Good Food Summit. The sold-out event, hosted by the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR) and its sub-organization Good Food Network, focused on three main themes: food access, food literacy, and local… Read more »

Giving back without breaking the bank

The holidays are a time for giving, but that can be tricky on a student budget There is a tangible buzz of love, appreciation, and gratitude that comes from giving a gift to a child or a meal to a family. The holidays are a time to practice kindness, and that should be celebrated. The… Read more »

Merry FUNKing Christmas

Funk Hunters get raucous at night two of Funk the Halls If you were in downtown Victoria on Dec. 1, you may have wondered why there was a parade of Santas, rave-ready-reindeer, and people decked out in Christmas lights making their way up Yates Street. These funk seekers were heading to the Christmas party to… Read more »

Victoria’s very own child prodigy

Meet nine-year-old Jose Rodriguez who’s already completed pre-calculus 11 and is probably smarter than you Jose Miguel Valdes Rodriguez sprints through the plexiglass doors into the dimly lit Esquimalt Recreation Centre’s main foyer with an ear to ear grin on his face, tugging his mother’s coat on the way. “I neeeed my notebook mom! He’s… Read more »