Photo of a person getting a flu shot, via Island Health.

UVic has set up more flu clinics after running out of vaccine

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, the provincial government is urging people to get vaccinated against influenza, more commonly known as the flu. While COVID-19 restrictions…
Graphic provided by PEEK Fest.

Peek Fest offers a chance for new artists to develop

November 3rd marked the beginning of the 5th annual Peek Festival with a combination of public performances with residencies, workshops, and showcases. But while the public can come and view…
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…
Kwetlal (camas), photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay.

Indigenous-led Campus as Living Lands Project aims to make space for resurgence

The Campus as Living Lands Project supports a series of land-based learning opportunities and is being championed by Jeff Corntassel, an associate professor with the Department of Indigenous Studies at…
rooftop garden

Students attempt to convert David Turpin Building’s green roof into growing space

Rooftop garden proposal has deep roots in campus food movement Six students in a 400-level environmental studies course are working to convert the green roof atop the David Turpin Building…

Joe Exotic or no exotic: the gaps in B.C.’s exotic pets legislation

With North Americans spending more time at home lately, more and more people are switching on Netflix to watch Joe Exotic in the hottest quarantine show — Tiger King. Like…

Victoria group coming together to make over 1 600 sandwiches for homeless

The day Paul Logan delivered his first sandwich as part of “the Sandwich Initiative” was supposed to be his last day of work before retirement. However, due to the COVID-19…

Letter from the (outgoing) Editor

As Volume 72 comes to a close, the Martlet's outgoing Editor-in-Chief takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, share a message of gratitude, and say goodbye.

“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…

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