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UVic banking on increasing international ranking

A year-long project has students asking questions about financial priorities on campus Early last October, UVic launched the Global Reputation and Rankings Project (GRRP), an initiative to strengthen UVic’s standing with internationally prominent ranking organizations with $168 000 allocated exclusively for Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG), a third-party firm based out of California. The year-long, two-phase project… Read more »

Recently ratified, new UVSS health plan banks on choice

Everything you need to know about what you voted to approve in the latest UVSS referendum Prepare to feel like a professional athlete with the new changes to the UVSS Health and Dental Plan, as approved in the Spring referendum and ratified at a recent UVSS meeting. From February 28 to March 2, the UVic… Read more »

Hark! The herald hippies sing, glory to the waste of Spring

It’s Christmas for some as residence-dwellers move out but their garbage piles up | April isn’t a month for snowmen, carollers, or reindeer, but many people have been exclaiming “Merry Christmas!” over the past two weeks at UVic. It is a lesser-known holiday, but the weeks during spring exam period are known by many as… Read more »

Writers raise concern about changes in Malahat Review editorship

University of Victoria plans to institute tenured faculty as next editor of prestigious literary journal Members of the Victoria literary community are holding a meeting to address concerns regarding a UVic decision to restrict the search for the next Malahat Review editor to tenured faculty at the university. Penned by four Victoria authors, including Yvonne… Read more »

UVic’s Indigenous Governance suspends enrolments after third-party review

Environmental review finds program experience left students “traumatized” | In a story broken by CBC News, the University of Victoria has suspended enrolment in its Indigenous Governance (IGOV) program, apologizing in the process for a graduate program that has left students “traumatized.” Instead of accepting new students, a letter from the university obtained by the… Read more »

April 6 UVic Senate meeting recap

The first Friday of April brought members of the UVic Senate together to discuss the latest news for the final weeks of the 2017/18 spring term. After a busy March that included students protesting over international tuition hikes and uproar over student senator attendance, the Senate had plenty to debrief. President’s Report UVic President Jamie… Read more »

Students, new senators react to Senate attendance report

Questions raised regarding students serving on UVSS board and Senate at the same time Students and senators future, past, and present reacted strongly to the news that 11 of the 16 current student senators have missed at least half of the UVic Senate meetings, as reported by a Martlet article published on April 5. “I… Read more »