Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Pacific NorthWest LNG must be opposed, says panel

A full crowd packed the First Peoples House for Pacific NorthWest LNG: New Pipeline Same Problems, a series of presentations and panel discussions on Nov. 7. Presented by the Society of Geography Students (SOGS) and the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation (CELL), the evening featured a variety of hosts, attendees, and even a… 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 »

National Day of Action draws crowd at UVic

UVic students and community members gathered in the front of McPherson Library on Wednesday to join thousands of students across Canada rallying for free post-secondary education as part of a National Day of Action, hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Around 80 students assembled with signs and banners that read “Drop Student Debt”… Read more »

The removal of VegOut: Blockbuster or bust?

You’ve probably seen the construction site in the back corner of Mystic Market: the Pikachu painted across the white tarp, the quizzical glances of passers-by, the empty space where VegOut used to be. And if you haven’t, well, it’s true — Mystic Market’s only vegan and vegetarian eatery, VegOut, has been removed and is being replaced by… Read more »

VicMUN 2016: Students come together for annual Model UN conference

From Oct. 21–23, UVic hosted VicMUN 2016, the tenth annual Model United Nations conference. The largest of its kind, it hosted a record 175 delegates from high schools and universities from across Vancouver Island. The conference covered special topics within three mock groups: the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, and the General Assembly. Student… Read more »

The Walrus Talks bring optimistic perspectives on youth leadership

On a dreary Monday night in the Farquhar Auditorium, seven inspirational Canadians suffused the University of Victoria with stories of youth leadership. The return of The Walrus Talks to Victoria on Oct. 24 was by no means a full-house event — plenty of empty seats decorated the room — but the speeches filled the venue with optimism. The seven… 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 »

Students to rally against cost of tuition at National Day of Action

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, students across Canada are participating in a National Day of Action, with a multitude of events all co-ordinated by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Students across the country will ensure their voices are heard while advocating for lower tuition fees, more funding for students, and, in B.C. particularly, fairer student… Read more »