Posts Categorized: News

Peer Support Centre launches Oct. 1

UVSS unveils new peer-to-peer support system As of Oct. 1, UVic students now have a designated safe space on campus where they can talk openly with their peers about mental health issues. The Peer Support Centre (PSC) gives students the opportunity to have peer-to-peer support from fellow students as they adjust to university life. “PSC… Read more »

Proportional representation vs. First-past-the-post

Turns out which one’s better isn’t so black and white, says UVic poli sci prof Daniel Westlake The referendum to decide on changing B.C.’s electoral system is coming up on Oct. 22. With opinions bombarding us from all sides, it was time to talk to an expert. The following is a truncated version of an… Read more »

First UVic Board of Governors meeting of the academic year focuses on the university’s reputational enhancement project

The UVic Board of Governors gathered on Tuesday for the first meeting of the school year to discuss the recently-launched Indigenous Law degree program, new university infrastructure, and UVic’s reputational advancement project. University President Jamie Cassels was optimistic with regards to university enrollments, citing a 4-5 per cent increase in applications this year. “Both domestic… Read more »

Faculty Directors are point of contention at latest UVSS Board Meeting

Your September 17 BoDs meeting Tweetcap On Sept. 17, the UVSS Board of Directors gathered in the upper lounge of the Student Union Building for a near two-hour meeting. From serious discussions regarding the implementation (or not) of Faculty Directors, to less serious discussions on changing the title of the Director of Outreach and University… Read more »

Jamie Cassels speaks to the university’s new five-year Strategic Framework

Speaking in regards to the university’s new five-year Strategic Framework, University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels praised UVic’s past and current progress towards fulfilling promises and institutional initiatives in his President’s Campus Update speech on Wednesday afternoon. In front of hundreds of faculty, staff, and students in the overflowing atrium of the Continuing Studies Building,… Read more »

A student’s guide to B.C. municipal elections

Municipal elections don’t happen every day, and since they aren’t frequent, a lot of current students may never have participated in one or, at the very least, could use a brief refresher. Here are a few answers to some of the questions you might have before you cast your ballot in the upcoming election, no… Read more »

Falling through the cracks

Over the past year, some students feel the implementation of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy has left them without confidentiality, support, and protection   Three weeks into her first year at UVic, Alex* had her consent and autonomy disregarded when she was sexually assaulted. But in the months that followed, it was UVic that continually violated… Read more »