Posts By: Josh Kozelj

Recently ratified, new UVSS health plan banks on choice

Everything you need to know about what you voted to approve in the latest UVSS referendum Prepare to feel like a professional athlete with the new changes to the UVSS Health and Dental Plan, as approved in the Spring referendum and ratified at a recent UVSS meeting. From February 28 to March 2, the UVic… Read more »

Sedins put on a show in final home game

The end of an era | Henrik and Daniel Sedin would never want this. All the recognition, tribute videos, and social media posts of support from teammates and other players across the NHL is something they wouldn’t push for. Unlike other sports stars, such as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who announced at… Read more »

April 6 UVic Senate meeting recap

The first Friday of April brought members of the UVic Senate together to discuss the latest news for the final weeks of the 2017/18 spring term. After a busy March that included students protesting over international tuition hikes and uproar over student senator attendance, the Senate had plenty to debrief. President’s Report UVic President Jamie… Read more »

New writing prof brings international journalism experience to UVic

Deborah Campbell is no stranger to new adventures. From uncovering stories in Egypt, Iran, and Russia, to working undercover in Syria, Campbell brings a wealth of knowledge to her newest adventure as the UVic Creative Writing Department’s new assistant professor of creative nonfiction in September 2018 and Director of the Professional Writing program in January… Read more »

UVic announces plans for two new student residence buildings

Prepare for a lot of cranes, jackhammers, and construction workers on campus over the next few years. In the midst of the ongoing housing crisis—and a month after the B.C. provincial government pledged $450 million in government loans to help universities finance student housing projects—UVic has announced potential locations for two new student residences on… Read more »

Why student athletes shouldn’t be paid

Student athletes should not be paid. It’s that simple, and as a current student athlete myself, I couldn’t be more comfortable saying that. What makes us any different than any other student? Student athletes already have a head start on regular students who have to pay for their own university classes. In 2013/14, the governing… Read more »

Petition asks for UVic to move towards reusable cups

A petition launched by the UVic Sustainability Movement (UVSM) in hopes of persuading the university to move away from distributing paper coffee cups on campus has garnered over 1 500 signatures in just over a month and is picking up steam. “At UVic, over 4 500 paper coffee cups are thrown out every day,” the UVSM writes… Read more »