Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Local non-profit organization sends inaugural yoga student to India

Rebecca Young is The Om Work Project’s first scholarship student to travel overseas and expand her yoga training Despite never having travelled in the air for longer than six hours, 18-year-old New Jersey native Rebecca Young may have to sign up for a frequent-flyer plan this fall as she travels to India with Victoria-based non-profit… Read more »

Peer Support Centre launches Oct. 1

UVSS unveils new peer-to-peer support system As of Oct. 1, UVic students now have a designated safe space on campus where they can talk openly with their peers about mental health issues. The Peer Support Centre (PSC) gives students the opportunity to have peer-to-peer support from fellow students as they adjust to university life. “PSC… 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 »

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 »

The ins and outs of your new UVSS health plan

Everything you need to know about the tiers, coverage, and how to opt out entirely Ratified in last spring’s referendum and finalized at a summer board meeting, students returning to campus this month will now have access to a two-tiered health and dental plan along with the option to opt out entirely before the Sept…. Read more »

Shouldn’t we all stand up (or kneel) for what we believe in?

Why Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign is inspiring and you would be ignorant to think otherwise With nine simple words, the world’s largest sports apparel company has taken the moral high ground on issues larger than sport, angering some investors and millions of consumers… Read more »

Meet your 2018-19 UVSS Board of Directors

Of all the uncertainties and anxious energy flying around campus during the opening week, one guaranteed thing is meeting new people — whether in class, on campus, or at your favourite study spot in the SUB. Whether you’re a fifth-year engineering student who could make the trek from ECS to the library with their eyes… Read more »

A sports fan’s biggest confession

Yep, I’m saying it: the Canadian Football League is more entertaining than its American counterpart I’ve got a confession to make. Ever since my dad brought me to a sold out B.C. Place to watch our hometown Lions battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2007 Western Division Finals, I have been hooked on the CFL…. Read more »

Cannabis likely to be eased into current smoking policy, UVSS says

Details about the policy will be released some time before the Oct. 17 legalization date, university says With less than two months until consumption of cannabis is officially legalized across the country, updates on how UVic will implement the substance continue to surface. In an Aug. 27 UVSS board meeting absent of any new motions,… Read more »