August 7, 2020
Students left on read by Canada Student Service Grant program amid WE scandal
While the Trudeau government faces questions about CSSG and WE, 35 000 students have been left without placements Graphic by Darian Lee On June 25, the federal government announced the now-cancelled Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) program, which was to be administered by WE Charity. Prime Minister...
August 1, 2020
Demonstrators gather downtown to call for decriminalization and safe supply as overdose deaths continue to rise in B.C.
On July 31, amid chants of “decrim now,” cowbells, and cars honking in support, over 50 supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Health office to raise awareness for the escalating overdose crisis in B.C..
July 30, 2020
CSEC undergoing increased training, accountability measures after UVSS negotiations
Additional suicide intervention skills and Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training will be given to all CSEC officers File photo by Myles Sauer. Following two major peace rallies that brought thousands of people to Victoria’s downtown core in support of Black lives last month, the University of Victoria...
July 21, 2020
How B.C. ‘works with’ Indigenous Peoples
Members of the Native Students Union. Photo by Belle White, Contributing Photographer. June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD). On this day, Indigenous people celebrate our Indigeneity, our cultures, and our languages. Although it is a holiday instated by the Canadian government, it is still...
July 21, 2020
Mona Wang’s case offers an opportunity to reflect on anti-Asian racism in Canada
Smashed windows in the 1907 anti-Asian riots in Vancouver's Chinatown. Photo sourced from Vancouver Public Library. Content warning: this article discusses police violence and racism. Some elements may be disturbing for some readers. I’d like to thank Dr. Chris Willmore for his teachings on early Chinese-Canadian economic...
July 16, 2020
For essential workers, the pandemic’s extra precautions add anxiety to the workplace
Working behind the scenes in construction during COVID-19 Graphic by Darian Lee When COVID-19 hit B.C., action was taken quickly and most places that were not essential services were closed. Construction was declared an essential service early on as part of the response made by the B.C....
August 3, 2020
Michèle Stephenson’s film Stateless reveals anti-Black sentiments in the Dominican Republic
The documentary begins by narrating the story of Moraime. Moraime is a young Haitian who found herself displaced amid the 1937 anti-Haitian massacre which was ordered by Dictator Rafael Trujillo
July 30, 2020
Nine perfect podcasts for quarantine
Photo sourced from Pixabay. While the province is slowly re-opening, we’re probably all running out of shows and movies to watch, video games to play, and books to read. Why not give podcasts a shot? Four UVic students have compiled this list of our favourite podcasts...
July 22, 2020
Martlet alumnus and Sam and Fuzzy creator Sam Logan finishes a 17-year comic saga
Photo provided Eighteen years ago, Sam Logan dropped off a comic at the Martlet office — a punchy, sardonic four-panel featuring Sam Samms and his wisecracking bear companion Fuzzy on the subject of genetically modified foods. Almost as an afterthought, it was uploaded onto the internet. Logan...
July 14, 2020
How to enjoy green spaces this summer while still respecting public health directives
As Canada waits for the fourth phase of “total normalcy” to return, British Columbians can enjoy green spaces amid COVID-19.
July 13, 2020
Fall cancellations of U Sports and Canada West leaves Vikes athletes in limbo
Photo by Brandon Everell Ordinarily, the start of each school year not only brings the excitement of new classes, but also the beginning of a fresh season of competition for student athletes. Whether it be team sports like soccer or rugby, or individual sports such...
July 22, 2020
“It’s not a welcoming space for us”: BIPOC students speak to their experiences on a mostly white campus
From the UVSS to the BoG and every level in between, students say BIPOC representation is needed Graphic by Darian Lee If you're a student at UVic, chances are high that most of your professors, your dean, and your president are white. Black, Indigenous, and people of...
June 17, 2020
Inside Taelor Lay’s marathon for charity in Northern Italy
Victoria-based student running a solo marathon to raise money for charities in one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19 Lay and Valeria Della Valle, a social support worker and one of five full-time employees of nearly 600 volunteers who work for the association.Here Valeria is...
May 13, 2020
On the front lines: Healthcare students deal with unique challenges during COVID-19
From new nurses being plunged into the respiratory wing fresh out of university to student pharmacists juggling personal wellbeing with professional obligations to public health, healthcare-workers-in-training are dealing with unprecedented circumstances Graphic by Darian Lee The spread of COVID-19 has prompted a number of government-mandated measures...