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New years resolutions list by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Avoiding the tradition of failed New Year’s resolutions

New Year's resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. So much so that one of the early references to them, from an 1883 opinion piece in the Worcester Journal, wrote "they…

These zero-proof cocktails will keep you sipping pretty all dry January

Ditch the alcohol for 2022 and try these three recipes The last thing I did before the first lockdown was buy a nice bottle of bourbon. I lingered in the…

How to prepare for climate disasters

This summer was a wake-up call for many. Climate change is no longer a distant thing, but something direct and tangible. With climate events beginning to turn into a fact…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The Martlet’s digital gift guide 2021

Tis the season of giving, baby! Except this year, thanks to the fabled supply chain issues, it might be more difficult to get all the toys and trinkets needed to…
Climate Grief event, photo by Ana Paula Montalvo.

Climate support event brings students together over food, live music, resources

What do we do in the face of climate catastrophe? For the students in the Radical Responses to the Climate Crisis course, the answer is come together with others who…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

How to ace a humanities exam

University humanities courses often earn bad reputations for being impossible to study for. As a graduated English major, I get asked how people can study for humanities courses when the…
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, photo by N8 Images, provided by Sacred Earth Solar.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo says institutions must make space for Indigenous knowledge

Five years after finishing her master’s degree, Melina Laboucan-Massimo was back at UVic, albeit virtually. The Indigenous governance program graduate gave a public lecture about Indigenous perspectives on climate action…
Andrew Nikiforuk, photo sourced from UVic Fine Arts.

Want to curb the climate crisis? Scale back economic growth, says Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk wants you to cut your energy consumption — now. The award-winning energy journalist says climate change is the product of unconstrained economic growth and that new technologies, such…
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Wind buoy in B.C. waters could help coastal communities switch to renewable power

UVic researchers are preparing to launch a buoy into the ocean with the hope of informing coastal communities about renewable energy options. The impressive nine metre tall yellow buoy has…