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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…

A critical look at Canada 150: A.H.

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. A.H. | General Coordinator of WUSC UVic The Martlet: What does…

Diversity in Academia

  Grace Wong Sneddon, the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, smiles as she points up to the framed certificates that hang on the wall of her office.…

Minority report: How slim margins left B.C.’s electoral future in the balance

For the first time since 1953, B.C. will have a minority government. As of midnight, May 9, the B.C. Liberal Party were projected to win 43 seats, with the B.C.…

The waiting game: Students struggle with lack of access to UVic Mental Health Services

[pullquote]“I went in and explained everything. After ten to fifteen minutes the counsellor says, ‘Sounds like you’re dealing with a lot right now. Let’s book a meeting in January and…

What we talk about when we talk about gender

Navigating the spectrum of the transgender and non-binary experience March 31 marked the international Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day meant to celebrate and empower the trans community. This…

B.C. Transit: The good, the bad, and the Guthrie

One-on-one with the general manager of Victoria Regional Transit Operations Whether it’s arriving late to class or getting left behind in the rain, many University of Victoria students who live…

UnCovered: A Story of Student Newspapers, Advocacy Journalism, and Genitalia

CONTENT WARNING: This story features a graphic image of genitalia.  The clouds hung low in the air at the University of Victoria on the morning of Feb. 13, 1992. It…

The opioid gamble: How fentanyl became B.C.’s leading health crisis

It’s up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and contributed to 60 per cent of illicit drug deaths in B.C. last year. But why is fentanyl really dangerous? In…