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UVic to be closed, classes cancelled for Queen Elizabeth II day of mourning

The University of Victoria will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19 following B.C. Premier John Horgan's statement that the province will observe the national day of mourning for the passing…

How Ry Moran followed his path back to UVic

Moran, a member of the Red River Métis, will serve as UVic’s inaugural associate librarian with a focus on reconciliation this fall Ry Moran was in Nepal when he stumbled…

UVic takes down job posting for Hong Kong Police Force after students raise concerns

UVic is the latest Canadian university to advertise Hong Kong Police Force jobs Over the last few months, Canadian universities — from UBC to McMaster — have tried to recruit…
Vikes E-sports brings super smash bros, pictured is Kirby with a Nintendo Switch

Vikes to begin esport intramurals for Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After plans for e-sports leagues stalled in 2019, the pandemic has led Vikes to trial two esport leagues As part of the Vikes at Home initiative, Vikes Athletics and Recreation…
Pathway by Sedgewick building at the University of Victoria

UVic refusing to refund annual parking passes, offering credit for CARSA memberships

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting normal life across the globe, the University of Victoria is receiving criticism from students for not refunding the 12-month annual parking pass after classes for…

Final UVSS board meeting sees presentations on election report

On April 15, the 2018/2019 UVSS Board of Directors met for the final time to reflect on potential ways to improve UVSS elections and poli-sci gargoyles. The meeting consisted of…

Complaints about Starbucks uncovered in emails to UVic admin from community

Broken hearts, ethical concerns, and presidentally-addressed Facebook reactions — all new information discovered by the Martlet through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 2018,…

UVic celebrates launch of new Indigenous Studies major

On Mar. 14, inside the First Peoples House, the UVic Indigenous Studies department formally celebrated the launch of their new major program — a bachelor degree in the study of…

EDITORIAL | The role of the Martlet in fostering social change

So what is our role as the Martlet? In our efforts to remain objective, we have sometimes shied away from expressing support for students in a way that counters the…