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Greater Victoria Green Team launches pilot project in Mystic Vale

B.C.’s biggest environmental volunteer organization partners with UVic’s Campus Planning and Sustainability office On Nov. 14, the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) will host middle school students from Claremont Secondary and Oak and Orca Bioregional School to remove invasive species in Mystic Vale. All members of the UVic community who are interested in doing something… Read more »

Starbucks to take over Finnerty Express at UVic

Starting in the fall of 2019, corporate coffee beans will finally arrive at UVic, as Finnerty Express Café in the UVic Bookstore transitions to a Starbucks. UVic’s long time moratorium on third-party food chains was lifted for the first time in 2016, with the introduction of Booster Juice and Bento Sushi to campus cuisine. Prior… Read more »

UVic student leads art-based mental health initiative

Faces of our Community event brings international and domestic students together The UVic community welcomed a wall of fresh faces to campus last month — literally. The ‘Faces of our Community’ mural workshop, led by Art Education student Kira Chong, was designed initially to help integrate international students into the campus community, but quickly turned… Read more »

Your Oct. 29 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

The Oct. 29 UVSS Board meeting was a cheerful affair, as representatives, Directors-at-Large, and Lead Directors joked with each other and filled their plates with dinner. Ahead of them lay important motions such as changing the date of the Semi-Annual General Meeting next semester and overhauling the SUB Business Marketing Committee’s purpose and duties in… Read more »

UVic tiny house build completed, but leaves campus early

“Goodbye to Tiny House #5 for the Tiny House Warriors!” reads a Facebook post by the UVic Tiny House Warriors Support Team on Oct. 24. “The house is leaving UVic today and headed to Secwepemculecw soon!” The original plan was to have the tiny house be the central tenet of a week of decolonization and… Read more »

R is for Reconciliation, R is for Ruling

Supreme Court ruling on consultation with Indigenous peoples does not dramatically change current state of affairs On Oct. 11, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government is not obligated to consult with First Nations when drafting legislation that may affect their treaty rights. According to the Mikisew Cree, who first took the federal government… Read more »