Faculty Directors are point of contention at latest UVSS Board Meeting

Your September 17 BoDs meeting Tweetcap On Sept. 17, the UVSS Board of Directors gathered in the upper lounge of the Student Union Building for a near two-hour meeting. From serious discussions regarding the implementation (or not) of Faculty Directors, to less serious discussions on changing the title of the Director of Outreach and University… Read more »

Jamie Cassels speaks to the university’s new five-year Strategic Framework

Speaking in regards to the university’s new five-year Strategic Framework, University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels praised UVic’s past and current progress towards fulfilling promises and institutional initiatives in his President’s Campus Update speech on Wednesday afternoon. In front of hundreds of faculty, staff, and students in the overflowing atrium of the Continuing Studies Building,… Read more »

A student’s guide to B.C. municipal elections

Municipal elections don’t happen every day, and since they aren’t frequent, a lot of current students may never have participated in one or, at the very least, could use a brief refresher. Here are a few answers to some of the questions you might have before you cast your ballot in the upcoming election, no… Read more »

Luke Wallace and the quest to save the salmon of Bristol Bay

Salish Sea activist and musician brings Fish First tour to Victoria Folk musician and Salish Sea resident Luke Wallace will be stopping in Victoria on October 4 as part of his Fish First music and film tour. In June 2018, Wallace travelled with his music equipment, film crew, and other artists-at-large to Bristol Bay, Alaska,… Read more »

Falling through the cracks

Over the past year, some students feel the implementation of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy has left them without confidentiality, support, and protection   Three weeks into her first year at UVic, Alex* had her consent and autonomy disregarded when she was sexually assaulted. But in the months that followed, it was UVic that continually violated… Read more »

EDITORIAL: The “costs” of the overdose crisis can never be recouped, class-action lawsuit or not

On Aug. 29, the B.C. government launched a class-action lawsuit against 40 manufacturers of opioid-based medications. Largely reminiscent of class-action lawsuits against tobacco companies in the 90s, B.C. Attorney-General David Eby announced that the lawsuit is being launched in an attempt to address the “corporate corruption and negligence” of drug manufacturers that the government believes… Read more »

World’s first Indigenous Law program debuts at UVic

Seven months after UVic announced a new law program combining the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous legal practices, the university has officially kickstarted the world’s first Indigenous Law degree this month. “When it’s fully up and running, there will be 100 students in the program,” said Law Communications Officer Julie Sloan. “We’re actually over-subscribed this… Read more »

Rainy Rifflandia Recap

Music lovers congregated to Royal Athletic Park for Rifflandia’s 11th year   Music has the ability to bring people together in ways that would otherwise never be possible. It’s easy to let go of your problems when you’re dancing in a crowd that spans from one side of a field to the other, to forget… Read more »