Posts By: Myles Sauer

An open letter to the UVSS Board of Directors

Dear Board of Directors, On Aug. 24, I attended what was presumed to be a regularly scheduled board meeting, which are held, according to the UVSS website, “twice a month on Mondays at 6:00 pm in the SUB Upper Lounge.” The Martlet attends these meetings as a way to keep students — your membership — informed of the board’s… Read more »

Board of Directors negotiates capital expenditures

The UVSS Board of Directors convened for an emergency meeting on Aug. 18 to address motions that were left unaccounted for during last week’s meeting on Aug. 10, including the adoption of an amended Excluded Management Policy to account for the new executive director position. The board also approved a motion to adopt a new… Read more »

Pride referendum stirs up debate at board meeting

Emotions were running high in the SUB Upper Lounge on Aug. 10, as the UVSS Board of Directors discussed a referendum that would ask students for approval of a fee increase for UVic Pride. Other business on the agenda included filling the usual committee vacancies, amendments to the UVSS Disability, Excluded Personnel, and Finance and… Read more »

Graphic content to wrap up your summer

Archie #1 (Archie Comics) Archie comics have seen a renaissance in recent years, with the 2013 launch of Afterlife with Archie and the introduction of an openly gay character being just a few ways that the series has updated its appeal for contemporary audiences who don’t necessarily buy their comics from grocery store checkout lines…. Read more »

Events: August 6–Sept 10

ART 9th Annual Integrate Arts Festival It’s August already?! Sadly, yes. But don’t fret; just because summer’s drawing to a close doesn’t mean the fun’s going to stop. The Integrate Arts Society has an entire weekend of cool events planned, all in celebration of Victoria’s vibrant art scene. The festival is going to be a… Read more »

Rainbow crosswalk met with celebration, condemnation

The weather on July 2 may have been pleasant, but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-painted rainbow crosswalk on UVic’s ring road. Speeches by UVic staff— including President Jamie Cassels, Vice-President Academic and Provost Valerie Kuehne, and Student Recruitment Communications Assistant Gillian Cornwall — were followed by queer/trans activists Kat Palmateer… Read more »

Events: July 2–August 5

ART Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form I wouldn’t consider myself the artsy type, but I know what I like. And I like what I’ve seen of Jock Macdonald. He’s considered a pioneer of postwar abstraction in Canada, and wouldn’t you know it, the AGGV has an entire exhibit showing off his work! There are drop-in tours… Read more »

Board Shorts – June 22: Ain’t no business like old business

It was a low-key meeting for the Board of Directors on June 22, with much of it being held in camera. There was no public update on the UVSS’s excluded management restructuring or hiring for the Executive Director position. Chairperson Brontë Renwick-Shields proposed a motion to amend policy to include electing an Advocacy Council representative… Read more »

UVSS announces restructuring, loses management staff

The UVSS board will be undergoing a restructuring of their excluded management structure, according to a memo released to UVSS full-time staff on June 11. There are no further plans for any other changes to the Society’s staffing model. The memo states that Al Bishop will no longer hold his position as Support & Administrative… Read more »

Weaving Influences continues metal tradition on campus

While Victoria metalheads prepare to bang their heads upon the arrival of Pacific Northwest folk metal outfit Agalloch, those who prefer some academia with their riffs are invited to Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal, a talk by Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson. A professor in the English department at State University… Read more »