Posts Categorized: News

Students lead push to rename Joseph Trutch Hall

For the second time in seven years, UVic students are attempting to change the name of Joseph Trutch Hall. Lisa Schnitzler, a Trutch Hall resident, started a petition in December that has since garnered 107 signatures, as well as the endorsement of the UVSS Board of Directors, and sparked a formal name change appeal. “I… Read more »

Site C Dam put on blast at community panel

Over 130 community members gathered in the David Turpin Building on the evening of Feb. 9 for “Save the Peace, Protect the Future,” a panel event on the possible outcomes of the Site C Dam project. The project has been hotly contested since its original proposal in the 1950s, but the provincial government decided it… Read more »

Student’s experience sheds light on rental discrimination

Looking for a place in Victoria’s packed rental market can be a hell of a grind: the monotony of trolling endless rental postings, going on repetitive tours of dingy suites, and stressing out about whether one can afford rent can all make for a miserable experience. All that aside, nobody goes through the process expecting… Read more »

And they’re off! Student election campaigns now underway

It’s that time again: the UVSS student election campaign period has begun, as Connect UVic and Energize UVic launch their respective campaigns for UVSS Board of Directors, UVic Senate, and UVic Board of Governors. Both slates’ Facebook pages are now active, including candidate’s individual platforms, and Energize UVic has even built its own website. Full… Read more »

Campus shuts down as snowpocalypse hits Victoria

It was history in the making on Wednesday as UVic was forced to close campus after excessive snowfall plunged the Greater Victoria area into a whiteout. Snow had been on the ground for a couple of days prior, and some wondered if a snow day was incoming if it continued. The official UVic Twitter account… Read more »

UVic study challenges conventional sex work narrative

A new UVic study reveals sex work as an occupational choice, challenging the stigma that entry into the adult industry is by “predisposing factors beyond sex workers’ control,” reads the paper published with Sage Publishing on Jan. 30. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the study found that sex workers—like most workers—choose to enter… Read more »

A timeline of the Quebec mosque attack

How misinformation and ambiguity reinforced social media bubbles On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City was attacked by a lone gunman. In what was later called a “terrorist attack” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, six men were killed, and 19 others injured, all of whom were in the midst of evening… Read more »