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LETTER | Canada was colonized based on racism and classism

To suggest that the proposed international student tuition fee hikes will further, or create, class divisions is a backward logic, and is just as much a fallacy as the dominant…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Addressing the bigger picture

As the Firekeeper of the Native Students Union, I started writing in this column for the sole purpose of pressuring the University of Victoria to address the injustices against the…

EDITORIAL | The role of the Martlet in fostering social change

So what is our role as the Martlet? In our efforts to remain objective, we have sometimes shied away from expressing support for students in a way that counters the…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Understanding Unist’ot’en Part II

Understanding the weight and consequences of the situation on Wet’suwet’en land requires nothing less than diligent and critical research into Canada’s founding and the convictions of the settlers who justified…

Why we need to pay attention, Jody Wilson-Raybould isn’t the only one

If Wilson-Raybould couldn’t escape the circumstances plaguing her career, think about how many Indigenous women are currently in a workplace situation that demotes them, fires them, or forces them to…

EDITORIAL | Money can’t buy a rich learning environment

On March 26, the UVic Board of Governors is planning to raise international student tuition fees once again, this time by 15 per cent. When the cost of university is…

Waiving interest on student loans makes education more accessible

The B.C. NDP has kept their 2017 campaign promise: ending interest payments on provincial post-secondary student loans. The government’s announcement is a crucial step forward for making post-secondary education more…

LETTER | To the UVic Board of Governors on international tuition hikes

I am writing in advance of your March 26 meeting, [having] learned that UVic is proposing to increase the tuition fees of international students. At a time when xenophobia, racism,…

UVic’s engineering program is a recipe for burnout

If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you have someone in your life who suffers from what I like to call “engineering studentitis.” Those who suffer from this…