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Anti-Violence Project referendum passes

Full-time student fees will increase by $2 in funding towards the advocacy group Students have voted in favour of increasing the student fee allocation for the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), UVic’s on-campus sexual assault centre. In a vote that took place between Nov. 8 and 10, 3 955 students voted on the question of a 100 per… Read more »

AVP holding referendum for increased funding

Advocacy group seeking additional $2.00 per semester from each full-time student “Do you support an increase to the student fee for the Anti-Violence Project (the on-campus sexual assault centre) in the amount of $2.00 per semester for full-time students, and $1.00 per semester for part-time students, for the purpose of expanding access to support and… Read more »

University, students respond to alt-right posters found on campus

CSEC and Saanich PD notified about the unauthorized flyers posted in Cornett Content Warning: Anti-Semitism, Racism UVic’s student body and administration responded in kind when photos of racist posters, found in the Cornett Building, circulated online. The posters were initially discovered the night of Oct. 18 and feature racist rhetoric, explicit anti-semitic symbols, and links… Read more »

B.C. students pay tuition, Ontario students don’t

This fall, some University of Victoria students are having their tuition paid by the province — the province of Ontario. This is the inaugural semester of the Ontario Student Grant, an initiative from the Ontario government designed to help with the pressures of post-secondary funding. Ontario’s provincial government has taken the loans and other grants it provides… Read more »

Row, row, row your boat gently across the Atlantic

When Julie and Colin Angus arrived in Costa Rica after 10 000 km and five months at sea, Julie became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat. According to them, Colin became the hairiest man to do the same. Julie and Colin Angus are adventurers, best-selling authors, and riveting keynote speakers. Their adventures… Read more »

Tragedy hits home

How the Las Vegas shooting affected Victorians On Oct. 1, 2017, a man barricaded in the Mandalay Bay Resort rained bullets down on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. This, we know. We’ve heard the details, seen the broadcasts, and read the papers. However, this incident does not begin and end in… Read more »

Joining paws in support of pet-friendly housing

Unlike the weather, the crowd was anything but dreary on Sunday, Oct. 21 as pet owners and pet lovers alike congregated in front of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to rally for affordable pet-friendly housing across British Columbia. Dozens of families stood in the rain, side-by-side with their furry friends, to support Pets OK BC, an… Read more »

UVic student running for city council

Nathan Daisley is a second-year political science student at UVic who, after having worked on campaigns in the last federal and provincial elections, decided to run for an 11-month position as city councillor of View Royal in the municipal election on Nov. 18. His campaign focuses on green policies and improved infrastructure, but Daisley says… Read more »

Surprise, surprise: UVSS AGM fails to meet quorum

“It’s the million dollar question,” sighed Pierre-Paul Angelblazer, Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations, responding to the inevitable query: What is the UVSS doing to increase student participation in campus politics? There was a sense of frustrating familiarity in Cinecenta on Oct. 26. Most people knew what was going to happen when 3 p.m…. Read more »

Health and Dental Plan town hall planned for November

The UVSS board of directors is looking for suggestions regarding the state of student health care. The board is hosting an open house on Nov. 9 in the Michele Pujol Room from 4–6 p.m. An email authored by UVSS Director of Finance and Operations Mackenzie Cumberland was sent to each undergraduate student, informing the student… Read more »