Posts Categorized: News

Martlet story submission — university mistakes

Come September, the Martlet will be publishing its annual Back-to-School issue. Traditionally, we provide helpful advice in an effort to tell people what to do in university. This year, though, we want to tell people what not to do. Do you have a horror story from university that could stop someone from making the same… Read more »

Lilia Zaharieva suits up for her next fight

B.C. cystic fibrosis patients file class-action lawsuit against the government After a year of campaigning, petitioning, and lobbying, UVic student Lilia Zaharieva has taken the next step against the provincial and federal governments in the hopes of improving accessibility of medicine for Canadians with cystic fibrosis (CF). On the afternoon of July 24, Zaharieva joined… Read more »

UVSS directors alter in camera policy at June 30 meeting

Board no longer required to include topics of discussion before moving to in camera After two weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors met on July 30 to discuss the purchase of new liquor guns for Felicita’s Campus Pub and amendments to in camera sessions during board meetings. The meeting kicked off with reports to… Read more »

Victoria to remove statue of John A. Macdonald

Statue could start coming down as soon as Saturday A little over a year since UVic removed the name of Joseph Trutch from one of its residency buildings, the City of Victoria took a similar step towards reconciliation this week. Mayor Lisa Helps announced on Aug. 8 that the city will propose the removal of… Read more »

UVic researchers and students combine to find potential depression cause

A recent study led by UVic researchers Lisa Kalynchuk and Hector Caruncho has found a potential correlation between the production of a brain protein named reelin and depressive symptoms in humans. Kalynchuk, Associate Vice-President of Research at UVic, and Caruncho, a neuroscientist based in UVic’s division of Medical Science, were co-authors on a peer-review paper… Read more »

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) marked by releasing their first annual report on the policy. The report was a first glimpse into… Read more »

Saudi Arabia–Canada diplomatic dispute jeopardizes students

Saudi government withdraws scholarships, tells foreign students to leave Canada Some students at the University of Victoria may struggle to continue their studies at UVic this fall after news broke on Aug. 6 that the Saudi Arabian government is planning to withdraw all government-sponsored Saudi nationals  currently studying at Canadian universities. After Canada’s Minister of… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR)’s annual report at their May meeting, which contained the first publicly available peek into the progress of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response… Read more »