Posts By: Senica Maltese

UVSS candidates announced

The candidates for the upcoming UVSS elections have officially been announced. Returning candidates include Kayleigh Erickson, who will be running for Chair on the Refresh UVic slate, and Kaylee Szakacs, who will be running unopposed for Director of Student Affairs with Involve UVic. Tristan Ryan from Divest UVic will also be running with Involve UVic for Director of… Read more »

Divestment opens dialogue at UVic

On Jan. 26, the University of Victoria hosted a dialogue on climate change, divestment, and society. Moderated by Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Executive Director Thomas Pedersen, the forum featured perspectives from Malkolm Boothroyd, Cary Krosinsky, Steve Douglas, Stephen Hume, and Crystal Lameman. “Climate action has an imminency and urgency that is unprecedented in our… Read more »

UVic seeking input for campus infrastructure plan

With the first phase of the Campus Plan Update officially underway, the University of Victoria welcomes input and participation from the campus community and general public to help provide a refreshed vision and direction for future campus development. The Campus Plan Update will revisit the goals and mission of the 2003 Campus Plan, which speaks to… Read more »

UVic to propose increased residence fees

The University of Victoria is proposing a 10-year plan to increase residence fees on campus in order to fund deferred maintenance expenses and the construction of a new 600-bed residence tower. “We started looking into the state of our residence building a few years ago,” said Kathryn MacLeod, Director of UVic Residence Services. “I believe… Read more »

Introducing UVic’s resident Wikipedian

This month, the University of Victoria welcomes Dr. Christian Vandendorpe, a widely respected scholar in the digital humanities, as its first Honorary Resident Wikipedian. “The position is mainly meant to draw the attention of academics to the importance of Wikipedia,” said Vandendorpe in an email interview with the Martlet. “Encyclopedias have never been at the… Read more »

Board shorts: Jan. 5

Correction: The date for a town hall meeting was incorrect in our print issue. The correct date for Our Dollars, Our Future is Tuesday, Jan. 13, not Monday, Jan 12.  RATIFICATION OF DIRECTORS Brought to the table by UVSS Chairperson Kayleigh Erickson, the Board carried a motion to accept the resignation of Board of Directors… Read more »

Board of Governors meeting recap: Nov. 25

DIVESTMENT FORUM Vice-President External Relations Carmen Charette began the meeting by announcing that UVic’s divestment forum will occur at the end of January (a UVic spokesperson later clarified that a final date will be set by mid-December). According to Charette, this forum aims to encourage an open dialogue and provide further information around the divestment… Read more »

Black Friday snowballs across the border

Over the last 10 years, Black Friday sales have spread over the border and across Canada. Black Friday has been a competitive shopping ritual in the States for decades and, according to UVic marketing professor Stephen Tax, it is an aggressive tradition. “In many cases, once the doors open something the equivalent to a hockey… Read more »

Board shorts: Nov. 17

ANNOUNCEMENTS In light of the tension looming over recent UVSS meetings, Chairperson Kayleigh Erickson asked for the Board’s input on initiating more out-of-work social events in order to foster camaraderie among board members, most of whom only see each other during meetings. The Board met this idea with enthusiasm. FAILED MOTION FOR LEAVE Director of… Read more »

Breaking the taboos of mental health

The three-year strategy includes a variety of initiatives focused on reducing the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues, and building a welcoming and supportive university community.