Posts By: Myles Sauer

Poor turnout strikes again, limits SAGM agenda

The UVSS semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) came and went with little fanfare after failing to meet quorum on Thursday, Feb. 2. For the membership to vote on any resolutions amending UVSS policy, 109 students needed to attend the meeting, which was held in Cinecenta. But only approximately 80 students showed up, forcing the meeting to… Read more »

Working group established to assess UVic response to U.S. travel ban

UVic President Jamie Cassels has appointed a working group to develop “effective and responsive” ways to address the executive order which bans entry into the United States by citizens and refugees of seven designated countries, it was announced at today’s UVic Senate meeting. According to an article in the Ring, the working group “will look… Read more »

Victorians march in solidarity with women

A crowd of approximately 2000 people (as reported in the Times Colonist) gathered in Centennial Square on Saturday, Jan. 21, to show solidarity with those women who marched on Washington, D.C. the same day. With the inauguration of Donald Trump fresh in everyone’s minds, the rally was one of many across the globe in which… Read more »

News Briefs—Jan. 26

E-cigarette concerns blown out of proportion  A comprehensive review of the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devices shows that fears of vaping acting as a gateway drug to tobacco use are unfounded, according to UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. (CARBC). The report, titled “Clearing the Air,” presents evidence that tobacco use… Read more »

UVic remembers Greig Cosier

The halls of the Cunningham Building have lost some of their cheer this year, as science students and faculty mourn the passing of Greig Cosier, a long-time custodian with UVic Facilities Management. Cosier died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 7. “It was a shock to all of us,” said Lawrence Lu, Janitorial Services manager. Cosier, who… Read more »

Demonstrators give pipeline expansions the thumbs down

More than 1000 people braved the cold of downtown Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 1, to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and voice their opposition to the federal gov- ernment’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion project. Those in favour of pipeline expansions point to Canada’s flagging economy, arguing that expansion will create… Read more »

Supreme Court dismissal concludes student club legal battle

On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dealt a final blow to a UVic pro-life student cub in its extensive legal battle with the university. The UVic club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) originally filed a constitutional lawsuit against the university in 2013 when its outdoor-space booking privileges were revoked for one year after… Read more »