• 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.

This fall, don’t turn a blind eye to local politics

The first week of school is a busy time, whether you’re hauling a stack of insanely expensive textbooks out of the bookstore, outfitting your new dorm room, or finalizing your class schedule. But now is also an important time to remember something you probably heard back in grade school. Thousands of students from across the… Read more »

Meet your 2018-19 UVSS Board of Directors

Of all the uncertainties and anxious energy flying around campus during the opening week, one guaranteed thing is meeting new people — whether in class, on campus, or at your favourite study spot in the SUB. Whether you’re a fifth-year engineering student who could make the trek from ECS to the library with their eyes… Read more »

Hit the brakes: Lisa Helps to change the default speed limits on neighbourhood streets

As part of her platform announced today, Mayoral candidate Lisa Helps has suggested reducing the standard speed limit to 30 km/h from the current 50 km/h On Friday, Sept. 7, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps released the platform for her re-election bid, informing reporters gathered outside her campaign headquarters of her two primary platform commitments. The… Read more »

Here’s what you missed at UVic this summer

But I’m sure the cottage at the lake was nice Pipeline protests If you missed this story, I envy how secluded your summer must have been. In what became international news, the federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline from Texas oil company Kinder Morgan, for a price upwards of $4 billion. Victorians took to… Read more »

Letter from the (outgoing) Editor: a long-overdue farewell

When writing heartfelt goodbyes, people typically start with a “As [important job position] of [company with a terrible, stuffy name], people always ask me . . . ” Unfortunately I can’t do that, because as Editor-in-Chief of the Martlet, no one ever really asked me about the stuff I did here. Instead, I spent a lot of time asking… Read more »

UVic at the forefront of concussion research and management

How the changing landscape of concussion research has taken shape across campus Rats with tiny helmets and 3-D video games—welcome to the front lines of concussion research and management. Information and best practices on treating concussions are constantly evolving as experts study the impact of traumatic brain injuries, and some of that research is being… Read more »

A sports fan’s biggest confession

Yep, I’m saying it: the Canadian Football League is more entertaining than its American counterpart I’ve got a confession to make. Ever since my dad brought me to a sold out B.C. Place to watch our hometown Lions battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2007 Western Division Finals, I have been hooked on the CFL…. Read more »

The men behind the pints

John Rowling and Gerry Hieter have been in the Victoria beer scene since there first was a Victoria beer scene   Beer has seen a serious makeover in the past few decades. From what was once mainly the beverage of choice for fraternity parties, it has become something that is recognized as having a terroir… Read more »

What not to do in your first year

Unfortunate true stories that should inspire UVic’s fresh faces to not do the same Always be prepared, especially when writing exams. I was writing a midterm for a math course in my first year at UVic. A few minutes before the exam, I found out that I had gotten my period. I tried to get tampons from… Read more »

The top ten things to do in Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China, the 5  000-year-old capital of 13 dynasties, has a vast array of history, art, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Its recent incarnation as a crucial part of the international and infrastructural One Belt, One Road initiative — a massive infrastructure and trade project connecting China to 70 other countries — also makes for great shopping and amazing displays of… Read more »