Lisa Helps

A paper for people on the fringes: Meet the Emily, UVic’s feminist newspaper from the 1980s

The Emily often printed art, poetry, reviews, lists of community resources, highlights from moments in history, and pieces on topical issues through a feminist, gender-focused lens. Some, like “The Emily’s…
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UVic Free Speech Club to host Mayor Lisa Helps on campus

Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps will be speaking at an event hosted by UVic’s Free Speech Club tomorrow on campus. Although Bekesza claims they don’t allow speech that incites violence, it’s…

Wilde About Sappho reading celebrates 50 years of same-sex relationship legalization in Canada

Held in the middle of Pride Week, literary event “Wilde About Sappho” took to Victoria City Hall to honour—via a powerful collection of queer literature—that 50 years ago, Canada decriminalized…

Lisa Helps: Why do we need the Martlet?

Why do we need the Martlet? Contrary to popular belief, newspapers are not dying. In the era of social media where there are so many messages swirling and where facts…

A critical look at Canada 150: Lisa Helps

We asked community leaders and educators about Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, to reflect on this country’s present, past, and future. Lisa Helps | Mayor of Victoria The Martlet: What does it…

Skateboarding and helmets make for a complicated relationship

The Victoria city council is pushing to add a helmet and light policy to the currently pending skateboard bylaw. Last March, council decided to begin the process of amending a…

Mayoral candidate Lisa Helps takes action

UVic alumna Lisa Helps is a front-runner in the mayoral election, taking place on Nov. 15.