Former UVic student creates new alphabet

The Martlet speaks with former UVic Computer Science and Linguistics student Graeme Kilshaw, who explains how his “Friendship Cube” works. The Friendship Cube is a teaching tool for Kilshaw’s invented alphabet, which has been developed to go hand-in-hand with computer interfaces such as smart watches and brain-wave-reading devices.

Living books: A novel way to read

A collection of people from the local community donated time to tell their stories last month. On Saturday, November 3, the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) partnered to launch their first ever Human Library Project. Victoria has held the event before, in fact UVic held one in… Read more »

Swimming sensation: Ron Jacks

With his white, puffy hair, one would never peg Ron Jacks as a Canadian swimming legend. Although Jacks, over the past 50 years, has helped define Canadian swimming as a coach and as a swimmer, he is a modest man. Born in Winnipeg on Jan. 23, 1948, Jacks began swimming as a child. At the… Read more »

Scenes from Join the Circle: Act Against Violence

On Dec. 3, classes were cancelled between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for an event called Join the Circle: Act Against Violence. A crowd gathered in UVic’s quad near Petch Fountain to hear people speak out against violence in its myriad forms. (To read more about how the event came about, check out this Martlet… Read more »

Common Energy pushes for socially responsible investing at UVic

Pension funds of big public companies, such as universities, manage billions of dollars invested in corporations worldwide. With UVic’s efforts to become more sustainable, the topic of socially responsible investing (SRI) is a timely one. Common Energy, a student organization with the goal of making UVic more sustainable, started a project to push for SRI… Read more »

Adderall: not for all

When students use ADHD medications as study drugs, one group loses out: those who actually have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder