Posts By: Myles Sauer

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 »

News Briefs — Sept. 22

INCLUSIVE BATHROOM SIGNAGE ON THE WAY UVic announced on Sept. 2 that it would be fitting more than 75 single-stall washrooms on campus with gender-neutral signage by the end of October. The signs are part of UVic’s “continuing commitment to meet the needs of a diverse campus community,” according to an article published in the… Read more »

‘I’m not qualified’: Professor ‘relieved of obligation’ to teach course after critical remarks

UPDATE Sept. 14, 10:28 a.m.: The University of Victoria has contacted the Martlet to clarify that Jianping Pan was not suspended from the university as originally reported, but rather “relieved of his obligation to teach the course.” We’ve updated the headline to reflect this; the original story as it was published on Sept. 12 is included… Read more »