Stories Without Borders: Part Four

The Martlet is excited to announce the return of Stories Without Borders. We’ll be collaborating with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) to tell the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program, and by sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and… Read more »

Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals

Even before spotting the mangled fly peeking out from under the uncooked noodles of her green curry, Shae-Lynn Ouellette hadn’t been feeling well. “I was like ‘What is this . . . it must just be a peanut,’” Ouellette described. “It turns out it was a fly. It was all chopped up . . . That kinda spoiled my appetite.” Ouellette is one… Read more »

Is Campus Security making students feel less safe?

On the tail ends of the new Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response draft policy, students have come forward to report their dissatisfaction with the way UVic Campus Security (CSEC) has handled not only cases of sexual assault, but medical emergencies, safe walks escorts, and student discipline as well. While most students have a story or… Read more »

Our chat with Jay T. Cullen, UVic prof and Canadian astronaut candidate

Oceanographer. Marine chemist. Professor. Father. Jay T. Cullen wears many hats, and last month, he received another: Canadian astronaut candidate. On Feb. 1, it was announced that Cullen, a professor at UVic’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, made the Canadian Space Agency’s shortlist, becoming one of just 72 chosen candidates from a pool of… Read more »

B.C. Transit: The good, the bad, and the Guthrie

One-on-one with the general manager of Victoria Regional Transit Operations Whether it’s arriving late to class or getting left behind in the rain, many University of Victoria students who live off campus are exasperated with the tardiness and unreliability of B.C. Transit buses during busy hours. “You have to plan an hour in advance for… Read more »

Victoria punk band Collagen returns after two-year hiatus

Their debut EP was named one of the 20 best Canadian punk demos of 2015 by Aux Magazine. Now, after 22 months of silence, Victoria-based Collagen finally released their sophomore self-titled EP on Jan. 28 of this year. “We are all so busy,” says guitarist Tyler Akis on the long wait for the EP. This… Read more »

B.C. budget raises hopes when we should be raising questions

On Feb. 21, the B.C. Liberals released their 2017 budget — the last before the provincial election on May 9. The budget includes increased funding for education, child welfare, and a ‘Prosperity Fund,’ as well as MSP premium cuts for lower income families, tax cuts for small businesses, and a reduction in provincial student loan interest rates — to… Read more »