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Victoria’s housing crisis: An update and resources for students

Finding accommodations as a student this fall may prove complicated As we enter the third summer following the COVID-19 pandemic and as the dust seemingly begins to settle, the rental…
Sexual Health Supplies in the UVIC SUB washrooms

Let’s Get Consensual: providing sexual health education and resources to students for nearly a decade

In the coming year, the UVSS Let's Get Consensual campaign will celebrate a decade of educating and providing sexual health resources to students, according to UVSS records.
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’s bus exchange undergoing $4.5 million construction this summer

This summer, the University of Victoria’s bus exchange is undergoing major renovations to improve the quality of transit for students and residents in the surrounding areas. With over 17 000…
UVic alumni grads in black and red gowns, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Pandemic alumni return to UVic for in-person convocation

On an overcast morning in early June, the University of Victoria held its first convocation of the year. That morning was long-awaited by the robed graduates who gathered in the…

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.