Posts Categorized: News

Andrew Weaver hosts town hall on housing; students a no-show

Student housing and Victoria’s rental market were the focus at a town hall on the housing affordability crisis, which took place on Oct. 18. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver and a panel of experts held presentations at Camosun College Lansdowne to a crowd of about 60 attendees notably missing a student demographic. Alex McGowan, chair… Read more »

After School Care closure comes under fire

In the months since UVic announced the eventual closure of its After School Care (ASC) program, students and faculty members have made it clear that they’re unhappy with what they consider to be a lack of proper consultation from the university during the decision-making process. The closure of the three-hour ASC program, which would take… Read more »

Hempology 101 hopes to legitimize advocacy at upcoming general meeting

There are four constituency groups that reside within the SUB: the Third Space (formerly the Women’s Centre), UVic Pride, the Society for Students with a Disability, and the Students of Colour Collective. These groups provide essential services to marginalized students around campus, and are widely considered valuable institutions. But if cannabis advocates have their way at… Read more »

Creepy clown phenomenon gets local; parents warned

Over the past few weeks, threatening individuals wearing clown masks and costumes have been spotted in forests, backyards, and in parking lots across North America. While only two injuries have occurred in Sweden and in the southern states, the threat has recently turned local. Last week, a Victoria woman reported spotting a creepy clown on… Read more »

Housing solutions brainstormed at NDP town hall

On Oct. 11, New Democrat MLAs of the South Island and other panelists garnered some feedback on the housing crisis in B.C. at a local town hall meeting. Troubling statistics, stories of renovictions, and some possible solutions were examined at the public meeting for a mostly older crowd of 150 attendees at Reynolds Secondary School…. Read more »

ICYMI: Future in focus at President’s Campus Update

Indigenous issues, UVic’s international reputation, and the word “granular” all featured prominently in the Continuing Studies building on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as President Jamie Cassels spoke on a variety of topics relevant to UVic at the most recent Campus Update. Speaking to a crowd of about 250 members of the faculty and administration, Cassels gave… Read more »

Farrah Khan delivers keynote on gender-based violence with delicacy, humour

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, an audience of over one hundred people filled the Farquhar Auditorium for a keynote presentation on sexualized and gender-based violence titled “We Begin By Listening,” presented by Farrah Khan. Khan, a counsellor with over 16 years of experience speaking on issues of gender-based violence, is Co-Chair of the Ontario Roundtable of… Read more »

Cost of pizza gets a rise out of students

It’s important not to underestimate the importance of pizza in the life of an undergrad. Whether it’s just a normal lunch, or fuel for a midnight study session, or the only way to get people to come out to your event (search Twitter for “free pizza UVic” and you’ll see what I mean), you could… Read more »

Campus invaders to be pruned with new management strategy

A comprehensive Invasive Species Management Strategy is coming soon to UVic, with a draft of the adaptive management plan to be made available through the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability in mid-October. Balancing a growing university with the value of natural spaces is a recurring dilemma. The management strategy is a single effort to… Read more »

Sexualized violence working group releases interim report

After months of discussions that began on May 5, 2016, the Working Group for the Sexualized Violence Programs and Policy Development at UVic released their first interim report on Sept. 28. The purpose of the working group is to develop a comprehensive policy and action framework that will address sexualized violence on campus. The group… Read more »