Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

R.I.S.E. Summit gathers students to ‘support, nurture, and heal’

Two University of Victoria students, Sue Bishop and Simone Blais, will be attending the inaugural Racialized Indigenous Student Experience (R.I.S.E) Summit, hosted in Scarborough, Ont., from March 19–21. The summit is hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), who have invited indigenous students across Canada to “come together, share stories of success and struggle,… Read more »

BREAKING: Premier announces support for sexual assault bill

Premier Christy Clark has pledged her support for the Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act tabled last week by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head, it was announced this afternoon. Premier @christyclarkbc pledges to work with @AJWVictoriaBC on Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/RnLzGjmKnm — BC Green Party (@BCGreens) March 16, 2016 Huge shout out… Read more »

Sexual assault survivors criticize university over treatment

After a disturbing sexual assault in the spring of 2014 by a classmate, the last thing Lane Foster wanted to face were challenges when beginning her healing process. Foster went to UVic’s Counselling Services just days after her attack, where she alleges her counsellor advised her to return home to L.A. and discouraged her from… Read more »

Encompass UVic sweeps student election

The UVSS Elections Office has announced that Encompass UVic won a decisive victory against the other slates, with only a single director-at-large from Woke UVic winning a place on the next year’s UVSS Board of Directors. A fee increase to support University 101 passed with 66.8 per cent in favour, while an increase to the travel… Read more »

Vikes put Spartans to sword in three game series

The Vikes kept their post-season dreams alive, beating the Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans 2-1 in their best-of-three series. The Vikes opened with an 84-69 victory on Friday, Feb. 26th, but TWU pegged them back with an 84-79 win in the second game on the 27th. The tie-breaker was fraught with tension and tiredness, but… Read more »

UVic student arrested after alleged sexual assaults

A University of Victoria student has been arrested Monday following allegations of sexual assault from four female students. The allegations were made public along with the recommendation of charges from the Saanich Police Department. Saanich PD say they were approached two weeks ago by the four students, all of whom knew the perpetrator “very well.”… Read more »

What you should know about this election’s referenda

It’s election time — a time for student politicians making vague promises and a general sense of apathy from the student population. But this election also brings two referendums for the student body at large to vote upon. Both referendums concern student society fee increases for part-time and full-time students, though neither would raise student fees by… Read more »