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The Martlet’s digital gift guide 2021

Tis the season of giving, baby! Except this year, thanks to the fabled supply chain issues, it might be more difficult to get all the toys and trinkets needed to…
Climate Grief event, photo by Ana Paula Montalvo.

Climate support event brings students together over food, live music, resources

What do we do in the face of climate catastrophe? For the students in the Radical Responses to the Climate Crisis course, the answer is come together with others who…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

How to ace a humanities exam

University humanities courses often earn bad reputations for being impossible to study for. As a graduated English major, I get asked how people can study for humanities courses when the…
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, photo by N8 Images, provided by Sacred Earth Solar.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo says institutions must make space for Indigenous knowledge

Five years after finishing her master’s degree, Melina Laboucan-Massimo was back at UVic, albeit virtually. The Indigenous governance program graduate gave a public lecture about Indigenous perspectives on climate action…
Andrew Nikiforuk, photo sourced from UVic Fine Arts.

Want to curb the climate crisis? Scale back economic growth, says Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk wants you to cut your energy consumption — now. The award-winning energy journalist says climate change is the product of unconstrained economic growth and that new technologies, such…
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Wind buoy in B.C. waters could help coastal communities switch to renewable power

UVic researchers are preparing to launch a buoy into the ocean with the hope of informing coastal communities about renewable energy options. The impressive nine metre tall yellow buoy has…
Houseplants, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Five foolproof tips to keep your house plants alive this winter

Sprawling pothos, trendy terracotta pots, cute little cacti — the houseplant trend looks so modern and effortless. But as it turns out, indoor greenery can be temperamental and caring for…
UVic's Health and Wellness building via Google Earth,

How to get tested for STIs in Victoria

Have you been tested? While the pandemic may have made phrases like this more commonplace, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and testing are often still uncomfortable topics for many young people.…
Graphic of a recycle symbol and stacks of money and coins. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Sustainability on a budget: lowering your carbon footprint without breaking the bank

Between electric cars, retrofits, heating pumps, and plant-based diets, there are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably. The federal and provincial governments have even…