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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.

B.C. to decriminalize possession of certain illegal drugs in 2023

Recently, the B.C. government announced that a three-year exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) has been granted to the province.

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…
A latte and plant on a table. Photo by Natanja Grün via Unsplash.

​Climate cafe series led by UVic students a safe community space for unburdening climate anxiety

The idea to launch climate cafes in Victoria began with discussions between Severin Odland, a UVic graduate student in environmental psychology, his partner, and their friends. They realized they were…

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…

UVic researcher receives $2 million grant to fund vaccine for syphilis

A University of Victoria microbiologist, Caroline Cameron, recently received an impressive 2 million US dollar grant from Open Philanthropy, a U.S.-based research and grant-making organization. This is the largest grant…

UVic student announces early bid for Saanich Council

On March 12, Basil Langevin held an outdoor event at Playfair Park to kick off his campaign for Saanich Council and the Capital Region District (CRD) for the October 2022…
Photo by Armando Tura.

ReBuild Initiative takes collaborative approach to sustainability research on buildings

About one third of the world’s carbon emissions come from buildings, and according to UVic civil engineering associate professor Ralph Evins, “the new ones aren’t the problem, it’s the old…