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