Adrienne Mercer Breen: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? I can only speak for myself. Why did I need the Martlet? I am always learning, always full of questions. I needed the Martlet because it encouraged curiosity, critical thought and community…. Read more »

Alisa Gordaneer: Rough drafts crafted here

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? When news breaks, the Martlet fixes it On the graffiti-covered wall of the Martlet office, back in 1988, an unattributed quote was scrawled on the graffiti-covered wall: “Journalism is the first rough… Read more »

Cody Willett: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Maybe you don’t know this, but you need the Martlet — and it needs you. Some students are happy to breeze through campus and never pick up an issue, but here you… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: UVic’s Sociology Department

To the Editor; The Faculty of Social Sciences is committed to provide an incredibly high quality academic experience to help students achieve success. We continually look for ways to improve courses and programs. Your characterization of the Department of Sociology in your article, “A department divided,” included generalizations and unsubstantiated claims that minimized the constructive… Read more »

UVic’s Indigenous Governance suspends enrolments after third-party review

Environmental review finds program experience left students “traumatized” | In a story broken by CBC News, the University of Victoria has suspended enrolment in its Indigenous Governance (IGOV) program, apologizing in the process for a graduate program that has left students “traumatized.” Instead of accepting new students, a letter from the university obtained by the… Read more »

Sedins put on a show in final home game

The end of an era | Henrik and Daniel Sedin would never want this. All the recognition, tribute videos, and social media posts of support from teammates and other players across the NHL is something they wouldn’t push for. Unlike other sports stars, such as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who announced at… Read more »

David Climenhaga: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? 2018-03-18 Martlet “Why do we need the Martlet?” The arrival of this question by email filled me with trepidation. The last time I followed up on an innocent request from a Martlet… Read more »

April 6 UVic Senate meeting recap

The first Friday of April brought members of the UVic Senate together to discuss the latest news for the final weeks of the 2017/18 spring term. After a busy March that included students protesting over international tuition hikes and uproar over student senator attendance, the Senate had plenty to debrief. President’s Report UVic President Jamie… Read more »

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”

Trudeau gets a gritty greeting from concerned Salish Sea residents at Kinder Morgan protest The rain wasn’t the only cause for a cold welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on April 5 as he and his security entourage made their entrance into the Canadian Coast Guard Base in James Bay, Victoria, for a visit and… Read more »

The BC Ferries survival handbook

How to make the most of your hour-and-a-half boat ride It’s that time of year again — students are soon to find themselves soliciting services from an organization that every Vancouver Island uncle refers to as “a damn state monopoly.” No one likes the trips made to and from the mainland, and people who didn’t grow up on… Read more »