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UVic can expect a series of new projects and partnerships coming soon

Your latest Board of Governors meeting recap Nov. 27 saw the second UVic Board of Governors meeting of the year and highlighted a suite of projects and partnerships that the university is setting in motion. These included UVic’s Strategic Framework, the forming of an Indigenous Community Advisory Council, and the development of several partnerships, including… Read more »

Cinecenta’s $20 000 renovations to begin over December break

Movie-goers can expect fresh paint, repaired seats in the new year, with more updates anticipated in the near future Cinecenta, UVic’s student-run campus movie theatre, will undergo $20 000 worth of renovations, beginning with updates to its walls, carpet, seats, and stage over the winter break. An additional $10 000 is anticipated to update the… Read more »

UVic hosts fourth annual Building Reconciliation Forum

“Education got us into this mess, so it’s education that has to get us out” Nearly 250 leading thinkers from universities, federal and regional governments, and Indigenous communities and governing bodies came from across Canada to participate in the fourth Building Reconciliation Forum hosted by UVic on Nov. 15 and 16. The annual forum, hosted… Read more »

Community gives feedback on new UVic residence buildings

Expanded service route behind SUB and potential temporary dining hall among the new additions A week after the Premier announced plans for a 25 per cent increase in student housing at UVic, the university held their second open house event of the year on Nov. 21 in the McPherson library to receive feedback from the… Read more »

Update: Saudi Arabian students at UVic

Here’s what’s new since August On August 6, the Saudi Arabian government announced it would be withdrawing all Saudi nationals studying at Canadian universities. The announcement was made after Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, criticized the Saudi government’s human rights record on Twitter. In August, the Martlet reported that 34 Saudi students (23 undergraduate… Read more »

UVic’s CanAssist unveils seven new technologies for use across B.C.

Children with special needs now have the potential for a lot more independence, inclusion, and fun From robotic arms to pick up fallen toys to ball launchers that help children play catch with friends or fetch with dogs, UVic’s CanAssist organization has just released seven new technologies that will greatly increase opportunities for children with… Read more »

Running for a cause

UVic student Jordan Moore is running 150 laps around Ring Road this month in support of ‘Movember’ Movember is here again (and almost over!), which means you’ve likely noticed an increase in men’s facial hair on campus this month. From those sporting ‘handlebars’ or ‘horseshoes,’ to the many peach fuzz ‘staches and patchy beards in… Read more »

Your Nov. 19 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

Amendments to the Chief Electoral Officer’s duties and an updated intoxication policy meeting highlights At 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, as the sky darkened and the temperature dropped, the UVSS board members made their way to the Upper Lounge of the Student Union Building (SUB) for hearty discussion and Greek food. There was much to… Read more »