Opinions

We expect better, UVic — especially on Orange Shirt Day

Although Orange Shirt Day is crucial to remembering and honouring, UVic as a community needs to create opportunities for truly reconciliatory relationships through this event. But that can only take…

LETTER | New student housing will destroy 94 trees

UVic plans to build student housing so more students will live on campus. Instead of building on and destroying a living environment which includes 94 trees, I suggest using land…

EDITORIAL | Our wishlist for the next UVic President

Even though we weren't asked to, the Martlet wrote an open letter to the search committee for the next UVic President. Here's our wishlist for who that person should be.

For British Columbians feeling threatened by UNDRIP — don’t worry, there’s an escape clause!

Although B.C. has voted UNDRIP into law, Indigenous nations will still not have veto power over projects involving their lands The B.C. government stated its intention to write the UN…

Accessibility means being able to park on campus

Students with physical disabilities or mental health barriers often rely on cars to get to campus, but by 10 a.m., general parking lots are full. It should be a priority,…

A journey into university-Indigenous relations

"Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing, doing, and being are significant and important contextual and methodological challenges to this Eurocentric worldview that have an influence far beyond the classroom."

Consequences of a broken promise: Proportional representation and the 2019 federal election

Despite Liberal promises that 2015 would be the last federal election using first-past-the-post, the voting system remained the same in 2019. Had this promise been kept, the election would have…

Time zones: A relic of timekeepers-past

In a globalized world, where international coordination is essential, why continue using our antiquated, localized way of telling time? It’s time to abandon time zones and switch to a global…

LETTER | Re: Assistant adjunct UVic professor allegedly let go for “politically incorrect” views on polar bears

"Dr. Susan Crockford was not “allegedly let go.” Rather, her unpaid adjunct appointment expired and she was not renewed. The criteria for renewal are publicly posted and consistently and fairly…