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Police seeking information on suspect over indecent exposure at UVic

A UVic student was flashed by a man in the Engineering Building on Wednesday morning, Oak Bay Police reports. Police seek assistance locating suspect over indecent act on campus, April 19 a.m. https://t.co/sUh3fD5Btr #UVic @OakBayPolice — UniversityOfVictoria (@uvic) April 19, 2017 The student, who was studying late in the building, was approached by the suspect… Read more »

What to look out for in the B.C. provincial election

The writ has dropped for the 41st British Columbia general election, meaning the next three and a half weeks will be chock full of lawn signs, political statuses on Facebook, and awkwardly angry campaign advertisements leading up to election day on May 9. I understand if reading that made you feel a little physically sick…. Read more »

Program approvals aplenty at latest UVic Senate meeting

Though the talk of the campus following the UVic Senate meeting on April 7 was a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation, a number of other motions were put forward that will have their own impact on the UVic academic community for years to come. UVic program offerings expanded The Senate voted… Read more »

Behind the scenes of Ampuseek, the newest face of amputee advocacy

For some, the University of Victoria may not be the first place that springs to mind when amputee advocacy is brought up, but two second-year UVic students are taking the world of non-profit by storm. Emery Vanderburgh and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick are the founders of Ampuseek, a non-profit organization that seeks to “make prosthetic care more… Read more »

UVic Senate approves STEPS Forward proposal

The UVic Senate voted on April 7 to approve a proposal allowing STEPS Forward students to participate in convocation following widespread media attention in the weeks prior. The Senate motion reads as follows: Motion: That Senate approve that STEPS Forward participants who have completed at least 4 years of studies and 12 courses be invited… Read more »

Sexualized violence policy gets final approval

After months of consultation, feedback, and review, the UVic Board of Governors voted to approve a finalized Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy on March 28. The policy will now be implemented this coming May. “The creation of this single, encompassing policy to prevent and respond to sexualized violence on campus is an extremely important… Read more »

South Island MLA candidates go face-to-face with students

On March 31, the South Island Candidate’s Fair, organized by the UVSS as part of its Count On Our Vote campaign, welcomed a pool of candidates from the B.C. Green Party and B.C. NDP to the SUB. A steady stream of students flowed and ebbed through Vertigo Lounge, conversing with candidates about politics and provincial… Read more »

Students petition UVic to dump coffee cup waste

A petition and YouTube video released by the University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP) is demanding UVic provide more sustainable options for students sipping on their cup of morning joe. While the university does provide recycle bins, over 3 000 coffee cups are tossed in the garbage every day only to sit in the landfill, and… Read more »

Growing momentum across Canada fuels the fire for divestment at UVic

As the debate rages around the future of fossil fuels in public industry and private life, university campuses have become a hotspot for pushback against investing in companies that deal in non-renewable energy. Recently, the divestment movement (divestment being the act of withdrawing invested funds from fossil fuel companies) won its first major victory: a February 2017… Read more »

UVic responds to petition supporting student excluded from convocation

UVic students and community members are rallying behind Nathan Bodie, a student with autism who may not be allowed to participate in his graduation ceremony due to his enrollment in the STEPS Forward B.C. Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (BC-IPSE).   According to its website, BC-IPSE “provides the support for students with developmental disabilities to… Read more »