• Cannabusiness in YYJ

    On Oct. 17, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis. In honour of the event, our issue this week was cannabis-themed, with the feature focusing on how Victoria is expected to handle the policy change.
  • Fox Glove at Rock the Shores

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based band Fox Glove during Rock the Shores this summer, where we spoke to them about their upcoming album.
  • UVic’s policy on smoking cannabis

    Cannabis is legal now. Does that mean you can smoke it anywhere, then? Not so fast. We've got the low-down on restrictions around campus for smoking the green stuff.
  • “A deeper rooted history”

    On Oct. 13, members of Songhees First Nation, with support from Parks Canada, held the first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers.
  • Meet the puffragettes

    From cultivating strains to marketing CBD-rich potions, Julia Veintrop and Ashley Abraham in the Victoria cannabis community understand that their role extends far beyond getting high: it’s a quest for gender parity, a vehicle for social justice, and an avenue for environmental and healthcare reform.

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 »

The coolest art crawl of all

Victoria’s 2018 Integrate Festival thrills for another year Among the slew of music festivals, concerts, events, and other summer festivities in Victoria, a unique event dedicated to the arts flourishes each year at the end of August. The Integrate Arts Festival entered into its 12th year this summer, hosting a multitude of different events that… Read more »

Here’s how to kick-off the new school year

UVSS hosts week of activities starting Wednesday Sept. 5 There will be plenty of reasons to step into the Student Union Building (SUB) during your time as a UVic student — maybe you need your fourth coffee of the day, you need to print a 20-page essay before class in 10 minutes, or you’re attending a student… Read more »

A brief introduction to electoral reform

As you may already be aware, 2018 is set to be a big year for B.C. politics. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 30, the provincial government of British Columbia will hold a referendum on whether the province should continue with the current voting method of “First-Past-The-Post” (FPTP), or switch to a system based on proportional… Read more »