Posts By: Myles Sauer

UPDATE: Third Space art project given takedown notice

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: After being painted over and temporarily blocked off with construction tape by UVic Facilities Management on Friday morning, the Third Space art project has now been ordered by the UVSS to be taken down by 8 p.m. Friday evening. The society cited a breach of the original terms of the project’s approval.  In… Read more »

Here are your newly elected Senate and Board of Governors reps

  The University Secretary released the results of the UVic Senate and Board of Governors (BoG) election results this week following the election that took place March 1–3. Voter turnout for both was lower than last year, though not by as significant a margin as the drop in turnout for Board of Directors elections. Full… Read more »

Protesters crash effective altruism debate

Members of the campus community were put at odds with one another after raucous protest interrupted an UVic Effective Altruism club event at Cinecenta on Wednesday, March 1. The event, which featured a screening of a TED Talk on effective altruism by Princeton professor and ethicist Peter Singer followed by a Skype Q&A, was met… Read more »

Energize UVic sweeps student election; referendums fail to meet quorum

UPDATE: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Energize UVic’s campaign manager and one of their candidates. UPDATE March 5: We’ve updated this story to include comment from Connect UVic’s campaign manager, as well as to provide more context around the Peter Singer event on Wednesday, March 1. Energize UVic has routed Connect UVic, winning… Read more »

Letter from the editor: A case for the student fee referendum

Over the last few days of what I hoped would be a very chill student election campaign period, I’ve been struggling with the opposition to one of the two referendums on which students are being asked to vote: the referendum that would adjust student fees to match Canada’s inflation target, starting in January 2019. And… Read more »

Student’s experience sheds light on rental discrimination

Looking for a place in Victoria’s packed rental market can be a hell of a grind: the monotony of trolling endless rental postings, going on repetitive tours of dingy suites, and stressing out about whether one can afford rent can all make for a miserable experience. All that aside, nobody goes through the process expecting… Read more »

And they’re off! Student election campaigns now underway

It’s that time again: the UVSS student election campaign period has begun, as Connect UVic and Energize UVic launch their respective campaigns for UVSS Board of Directors, UVic Senate, and UVic Board of Governors. Both slates’ Facebook pages are now active, including candidate’s individual platforms, and Energize UVic has even built its own website. Full… Read more »