Harrison Brome’s Vancouver R&B blues

Musician’s emotional music on full display in new EP Harrison Brome is a different type of musician emerging from Vancouver, B.C. He was born with a learning disability and was homeschooled as a teenager, but he doesn’t let his past restrict his future goals. Instead, he has become uniquely promising, with music that is fresh… Read more »

Martlet gala celebrates 70 years of stories and writers

Fundraiser, GoFundMe are kicked off by hacks of all ages On the evening of March 23, the Martlet’s 70th Anniversary Gala saw the Temple Building in downtown Victoria filled with multiple generations of people united by shared experiences and a passion for student journalism. Co-hosted by the Victoria Arts Council, the gala was organized to… Read more »

WordsThaw winner: Milk and Cookies

The WordsThaw Prize is a contest run by the Malahat Review, one of Canada’s most esteemed literary magazines. It offers emerging Victorian writers the opportunity to submit works in two categories: poetry and micro-text (either short fiction or creative non-fiction). Winners receive a full WordsThaw Festival pass, a one-year subscription to the Malahat Review, and… Read more »

WordsThaw winner: Skipping Stones

The WordsThaw Prize is a contest run by the Malahat Review, one of Canada’s most esteemed literary magazines. It offers emerging Victorian writers the opportunity to submit works in two categories: poetry and micro-text (either short fiction or creative non-fiction). Winners receive a full WordsThaw Festival pass, a one-year subscription to the Malahat Review, and… Read more »

Archaeologists and Heiltsuk community brace for next public release

The quiet concentration inside UVic’s archaeology research lab gives no indication of the media commotion that arrived alongside the discovery of 14 000-year-old artifacts on Triquet Island in Heiltsuk Territory last spring. One of the research assistants, Larissa Dixon, is a second-year anthropology student at UVic and is of Heiltsuk descent. Her family can trace their… Read more »

Advocacy group policy scrapped at tense board meeting

Consultations will take place before policy is reintroduced / Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer had barely started to introduce the agenda for the March 26 UVSS Board of Directors before Third Space representative Isabella Lee jumped in. The tone had been set: advocacy representatives felt strongly that there were changes that… Read more »

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how advocacy groups handle their social media and websites and how they are responsible for funding any legal action the UVSS must take on their behalf… Read more »