A Q&A with Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall: We persuaded coffee roasters to come over, and they said it’s fabulous coffee. Now, the farmers get a higher price. They get assistance with learning how to use one area to produce two or three or even four times the yield.

Sustainable business challenges can be an opportunity for students

Companies reaching out to the public to get new ideas and input through competitions is not a new concept. However, with sustainability becoming the key word of the last decade, companies with a focus on being environmentally and socially friendly have started up more and more challenges in which participants’ ideas and creations are judged… Read more »

Rapid HIV test in Victoria

The Martlet visited the Cool Aid Health Centre (713 Johnson Street) in Victoria to watch the new Rapid HIV blood test in action. The Rapid HIV Test can be completed in under a minute. The test is administered via a small lancet. Once blood is drawn from a simple poke to the finger, the Rapid… Read more »

Lack of student participation hinders UVSS

The UVic Student Society’s (UVSS) Annual General Meeting took place Oct. 18 in Cinecenta. It was enjoyable; there was free pizza, and facilitators explained the agenda and procedure for the meeting clearly and concisely. Not enjoyable: fewer than 50 people attended. For the UVSS to be able to pass any motions or resolutions at an… Read more »

The Epic Journey of Inmate Actors: The Hobbit by WHOS

William Head on Stage (WHOS) is a living testimonial to the transformative power of theatre. Its production of The Hobbit is able to elicit this tangible reality by addressing the universal theme of a heroic journey that compels all involved to face their demons, within and without. The positive force of creativity is the foundation… Read more »