A critical look at Canada 150: Jordan Stranger-Ross

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Jordan Stranger-Ross | Associate Professor of History and Project Director of the Landscapes of Injustice The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I guess I… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: David Lau

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. David Lau | Executive Director of the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Well, in terms of me being… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Eva Patenaude

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Eva Patenaude | Media and Events Coordinator at the Victoria Pride Society The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian? That is really a tough one. For me on a personal level,… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Yvonne Houssin

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Yvonne Houssin | NSU Firekeeper The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? I think a Canadian identity definitely comes from Canada, and I think it… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Annalee Lepp

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Annalee Lepp | Chair of the Gender Studies Department The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? Good question. Well I think that on a technical… Read more »

A critical look at Canada 150: Amirali Hassani

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Amirali Hassani | General Coordinator of WUSC UVic The Martlet: What does it mean to you to be a Canadian, and what is a Canadian identity? It’s funny, because Canada is such a melting pot of… Read more »

Convocation: the big day

What graduates think of graduating After spending sleepless nights editing essays, poring over flashcards for tests, and watching Netflix instead of doing either of those things, you may feel like your post-secondary graduation may never come. University is an undoubtedly trying time, so when you finally make it to the end of your four year… Read more »

Licence plate numbers now needed for day parking

Starting on Monday, June 26, drivers using UVic parking lots will be forced to input their licence plate numbers when buying hourly or full-day parking passes. The new “Pay by Licence” (PBL) program is the first step in UVic’s plan to replace all paper tickets with what UVic calls “virtual permits”.  For now, parking rates… Read more »

5 must-see acts at Victoria Jazz Fest

With Rock The Shores, Squamish Music Festival, and Pemberton Music Festival all cancelled, live music in B.C. seems a little bare this year compared to past summers. Fortunately, Victoria is one of many Canadian cities boasting the week-long TD International Jazz Festival. Here are 5 up-and-coming artists to check out at this year’s Jazz Fest — no… Read more »

Bridging the divide

Autism and Neurodiversity in Universities If you look at how autism is portrayed in the popular media, you might be forgiven for assuming that autistic kids never grow up to be adults. However, I am an autistic adult who is just now graduating from UVic, and I can assure you that autistic kids do grow… Read more »