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Questions and consultations galore at President’s Campus Update

On Dec. 12, President Jamie Cassels updated faculty and staff on the current direction of UVic’s 5-year strategic plan. The presentation, delivered in the atrium of the Continuing Studies Building…

Jose Figueroa takes the law into his own hands

Salvadoran refugee studying law at UVic after years of fighting classification as terrorist Jose Figueroa is a first-year law student at the University of Victoria, yet his path into law…

Canada’s deadly role in the Yemen war

Canada exports weapons to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia exports bloodshed and famine to Yemen Seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine due to a brutal war and…

The 5 top social media stories in 2017

The Martlet often judges the success of a story on how well it resonates with the UVic community. Since it’s hard to gauge the reaction of each person who picks…

Top 10 news stories of 2017

These past 12 months have been hectic for most of us, and the UVic campus was not spared from any of the chaos that 2017 brought. Although the Martlet’s top…

The Thrill of the Grass: W.P. Kinsella, baseball, and me

An Australian child’s exposure to baseball is limited. “Growing up I thought there were just two teams in the bigs; the Yankees and the Red Sox,” a Queensland-born minor leaguer…

UVSS Naloxone program continues despite personnel change

At the Dec. 4 UVSS board meeting, Director of Campaigns and Community Relations Anmol Swaich announced that the former leader of the Naloxone training workshop, a university staff member, had…

Do course evaluation surveys matter?

They’re boring, they take ages, and the evidence suggests they’re sexist. Is it time to ditch them? No matter the differing levels of exams and stress that plague students, one…

Canadian-ness, creativity, and opera: The Martlet’s chat with Rick Mercer

TV star was on campus filming episode of Rick Mercer Report’s final season Rick Mercer, Canadian TV icon, recently visited the university campus while filming an episode of the final…

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