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Vancouver Protesters raising the Ukraine flag.

Community shifts focus to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Vancouver Island

One third of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes due to the conflict, with an estimated 20 million people displaced within Ukraine, many of whom are unable to…
Food Bank Officers preparing bananas for pick up

UVSS Food Bank and Free Store seeing high demand this summer

On delivery days, one of the hallways in the basement of the Student Union Building fills with students awaiting their appointment with the University of Victoria Students’ Society's (UVSS) Food…

Victorians kept these local businesses alive during the pandemic

Two Victoria businesses spoke to the Martlet about the pandemic, local engagement, and the cruise ships docking in the city.

UVic nursing students call for change amidst staffing shortages

UVic nursing students are calling on the university and the provincial government to better support them amid staffing shortages on the island.

Markets, concerts, and events in Victoria this summer

Here are some of the markets, festivals, and concerts that people can enjoy in Victoria this summer. Keep in mind, these are only a few highlights, and there will be…
Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn holding hunger strike sign at the B.C. Parliament, photo provided by Tim Brazier.

UVic students participate in Save Old Growth hunger strike

On April 1, first-year UVic students Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn joined a hunger strike for Save Old Growth.
Jordan MacDougall at the campaign kickoff event. Photo by Ashlee Levy.

UVic student kicks off Saanich Council campaign

Jordan MacDougall kicked off his Saanich Council campaign on April 9 with a barbecue at Beckwith Park. MacDougall, a political science and Indigenous studies student, hosted the early campaign event…

Ren Louie publishes first book “Drum from the Heart”

Drum from the Heart, the first book authored by Ren Louie, is a coming of age story about a nine-year-old boy who is gifted his first drum. Illustrated by Karlene…

Jenessa Joy Klukas’ storytelling journey

A recent graduate from UVic's fine arts department, Klukas has written for the independent news outlet the Tyee as a fellow and has been working at IndigiNews as their Education…