• Orange Shirt Day

    The glow of brightly-coloured t-shirts worn by students, staff, and faculty at UVic on Friday, Sept. 28 demonstrated a dedication to listening to the truth of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. A panel at the First Peoples House featured stories and artwork of survivors.
  • A Gr4ve encounter

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based musician and recent performer at Rifflandia Johnny Gr4ves.
  • This summer’s wildfire season

    This summer, during the worst fire season ever, the Shovel Lake fire threatened the town of Fort St. James, B.C. Read on for our writer's account of his tense experience protecting his hometown.
  • The pitfalls of Instatravel

    Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. On a recent trip to Bali, one writer was shocked by how much acquiring Instagram likes has influenced how we travel.
  • Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

    You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because Swans Brewery has created a brand new way for fans of sports (and beer) to support the UVic Vikes.

What extreme or unusual things do you do to help you study?

“Sometimes when I’m really desperate to learn information in a short amount of time, I’ll just sort of walk around my apartment with my textbook balanced on my head, and … the concentration of balancing this textbook on your head helps take the information from the textbook and puts it just directly into your brain.”

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 »