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 »
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 »
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 »
When students use ADHD medications as study drugs, one group loses out: those who actually have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
If your ears have been tuned to the web at all these last few months, you’ve heard plenty of invective about male and female gender roles.
Week of December 6
Graeme Barber, fourth year Education:
“I’m looking forward to World Junior hockey come Boxing Day. With the lockout, I am missing hockey. I’ll probably shred some powder up at Whistler this break. If it snows in Vancouver, I’ll try to go tobogganing with my cousins.”
Vancouver’s 30 Days of Kindness blogger, Marc Smith, made a blitz trip to the Island Nov. 26–28, leaving surprised passersby with free treats and smiles in his wake.
A final stand on the myth of the male sex drive