Posts Categorized: News

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

Indigenous law students lead Ring Road march

“Legality is really about power, and not about justice.” Unity was the theme of the day as hundreds of University of Victoria community members walked around Ring Road holding signs, burning sage, and showing solidarity in protest. Not to be confused with the student walkout for gun control also held on Wednesday, the march was… Read more »

Petition asks for UVic to move towards reusable cups

A petition launched by the UVic Sustainability Movement (UVSM) in hopes of persuading the university to move away from distributing paper coffee cups on campus has garnered over 1 500 signatures in just over a month and is picking up steam. “At UVic, over 4 500 paper coffee cups are thrown out every day,” the UVSM writes… Read more »

UVic energy plant delayed, but still on the way

$20-million plant being built by Fine Arts buildings Nearly $20 million has been budgeted for a new campus energy plant, which is currently under construction between the Interfaith Chapel and the Fine Arts Buildings. Although UVic originally intended for the building to be operational by March after breaking ground in the summer of 2017, UVic… Read more »

5 Days of Action brings awareness to inclusion on campus

The “5 Days of Action; 365 Days of Commitment” is a five-day event on campus that UVic hopes will engage the community in a dialogue to end discrimination, harassment, and sexualized violence. Organized by UVic’s Equity and Human Rights Office (EQHR), the five-day movement runs from March 19–23 and includes interdisciplinary events like workshops, panels,… Read more »

Zaharieva gets lifetime supply of Orkambi from Vertex

With others not so lucky, Zaharieva fights on In August 2017, Lilia Zaharieva was notified that the UVSS would be switching health care plans. As a result, coverage for her cystic fibrosis medication, Orkambi — a drug costing $250 000 dollars a year — would cease. Zaharieva fought tirelessly to obtain the coverage she so desperately needed. She quickly set… Read more »

The clock ticks on for Zaharieva

“The only reason I have the voice to fight is because my community came together and gave it to me,” she says. / The last we heard from Lilia Zaharieva, she was fighting on behalf of all British Columbians for access to Orkambi — the life-saving drug that has completely altered the quality of life for Zaharieva… Read more »

Envision UVic wins all UVSS races; all referenda pass

Who envisioned things going this way? The UVSS Elections office released preliminary UVSS Board of Director results at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, announcing that Envision UVic had swept the 2018 election. All of the three referenda questions also passed. The five Lead Directors elected are all from the Envision UVic slate. While 18.2… Read more »