Investigations

“This is not working”: Students coping with sexual assault, harassment allege lack of support from university

For two years, the Martlet has reported on the evolution of and response to UVic’s sexualized violence policy. Ahead of the policy's review, we took a look at some potential…

Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition funded by B.C., Coastal GasLink to “divide and conquer”

The Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition (WMC) was funded by B.C. and Coastal GasLink to carry out workshops promoting the economic benefits of LNG. They hoped to create a new governing structure…

Benefits agreements and “divide and rule” tactics: Following the money behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline

As rail blockades stall Canada’s economy as a result of opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, it’s important to look at how we got here and how different economic actors…

Aftermath of Vikes Rowing investigation brings new policy and initiatives to Vikes athletics

In the months since the allegations against Vikes Women’s Rowing Head Coach Barney Williams were brought to light, the Vikes administration has focused on supporting student-athletes, with less emphasis placed…

UVic Education Students forced to relocate mid-practicum due to Saanich strike action

The Saanich school strikes are finally over — thousands of students, teachers, and staff in School District 63 are finishing up their terms, with one notable exception: 22 teacher candidates…

A progress report for the 2019 UVSS Board of Directors

We’re nearly halfway through the semester — nights are growing darker, reading break is a distant memory, and finals are too close for comfort. This, of course, means only one…

“Plow ahead”: Vikes eager to move forward following Martlet investigation into allegations against head coach Barney Williams

On Oct. 16, the Martlet reported allegations of harassment and abuse of by Barney Williams, Vikes Women’s Rowing Head Coach, who is allegedly under investigation by both UVic and Rowing…
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Celebrated Vikes Women’s Rowing Head Coach under investigation for abuse and harassment

UVic hired an alumnus and Olympian to coach the Vikes Women’s Rowing Team. When the abuse allegations began, the university allegedly delayed taking action until a complainant informed Rowing Canada.