Posts By: Myles Sauer

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 »

Board of Directors vote to rescind VIPIRG referendum

The UVSS Board of Directors voted unanimously to rescind a motion that would put the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group’s (VIPIRG) fee to a student referendum after directors were taken to task by its membership at last night’s board meeting. The referendum, which was proposed last week by Jordan Quitzau, UVSS director of events,… Read more »

UBC Writing controversy hits close to home as UVic profs sign letter

Both current and former UVic Writing department faculty members have signed a controversial open letter in support of Steven Galloway, the former UBC Creative Writing chair. Galloway was fired last year after an investigation into “serious allegations” that were made against him, including allegations of sexual assault and harassment. A full timeline of events is… Read more »

Senate exploring options for fall reading break extension

If you wish the three-day reprieve from classes in the middle of November was a little bit longer, you may be in luck: consultations are underway to determine the fea- sibility of scheduling final exams on Sundays, which would allow for the break to be extended two full days. In a memo to the UVic… Read more »

UVSS directors defend National Student Day of Action absence

The UVSS board of directors are once again at the centre of controversy after the UVSS’s noted absence at last week’s #alloutnov2 National Student Day of Action rally. The Nov. 2 rally was held in solidarity with events across the country that saw students protest the increasing cost of post-secondary tuition. The Canada-wide movement was… Read more »

Puff, puff, pass: Hempology motion fails to get the green light

After a prolonged and slightly circular debate, a motion to add Hempology 101 to the existing UVSS constituency groups failed to pass at the society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, Oct. 27. The motion was added to the agenda after Hempology 101, a student club, gathered a petition with the requisite number of student… Read more »

Hempology 101 hopes to legitimize advocacy at upcoming general meeting

There are four constituency groups that reside within the SUB: the Third Space (formerly the Women’s Centre), UVic Pride, the Society for Students with a Disability, and the Students of Colour Collective. These groups provide essential services to marginalized students around campus, and are widely considered valuable institutions. But if cannabis advocates have their way at… Read more »