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Inside UVic’s investigations of Vikes rowing coach Barney Williams, and the 60 alumni calls to re-conduct them

Williams is still coaching, despite at least 17 known allegations, a pending lawsuit from a former Vikes athlete, and an alumni letter calling for more action from UVic By spring…
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Behind the Barrier: racialized students in the province face tiered access to health care services

When Chihiro Asami felt a sore throat coming on, a possible COVID-19 diagnosis wasn’t her only worry. She was working at a local cafe when her manager suggested she talk…
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Pandemic forcing UVic students to grapple with uncertain housing situations

Personal decisions, changing rental markets impacting how students secure roofs over their heads this fall amid COVID-19  On a mid-March morning, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and UVic officially moved…

“It’s not a welcoming space for us”: BIPOC students speak to their experiences on a mostly white campus

From the UVSS to the BoG and every level in between, students say BIPOC representation is needed If you’re a student at UVic, chances are high that most of your…

Inside Taelor Lay’s marathon for charity in Northern Italy

Victoria-based student running a solo marathon to raise money for charities in one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19 Taelor Lay remembers the day her Northern Italian city went…
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On the front lines: Healthcare students deal with unique challenges during COVID-19

From new nurses being plunged into the respiratory wing fresh out of university to student pharmacists juggling personal wellbeing with professional obligations to public health,  healthcare-workers-in-training are dealing with unprecedented…

“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…

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…

“We are in freeze mode”: A closer look inside Italy under quarantine

Since the fight against COVID-19 has now become an international race against time, countries like Canada are observing Italy — the nation that first surpassed China in total deaths —…