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2018 UVSS Election: Envision Slate

Envision is a slate running candidates for all positions in the 2018 UVSS Election. Candidates for the Envision Slate: Curtis Whittla Director of Finance and Operations Isabella Lee Director of Student Affairs Pierre-Paul Angelblazer Director of Outreach and University Relations Noor Chasib Director of Events  Ainsley Kerr Director of campaigns and community relations (not pictured)   What are… Read more »

B.C. NDP announces new investments for student housing

UVSS happy about the plans after months of lobbying Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures chilling the province, the B.C. NDP government warmed up to post-secondary institutions in their 2018 budget announcement. After months of lobbying the government, universities and student unions across the province got their wish: a budget that allocates $450 million to a… Read more »

Purple Party member disqualified

Pascalle S. Ricard made up one half of the slate Pascalle S. Ricard, a member of the two-person Purple Party and a candidate for the position of Director of Events, has been disqualified from running in the UVSS board election. It’s a move that shortens an already brief list of electoral candidates and leaves three… Read more »

UVSS Election campaigning begins

Party platforms available online Monday morning, Feb. 19. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the UVSS student politicians are starting to pad those resumes. Election campaigning officially begins today, and will continue until the voting days on Feb. 28 — March 2. This also includes campaigning for the three referendums on funding for the… Read more »

Creating context for #MeToo

History of Sex and Power course examines how sex shaped America It’s rare to understand the historical significance of an event as it’s being lived, but that’s the opportunity that Dr. Rachel Cleves and the students in her Sex and Power in American History course have in front of them. The course tackles some early… Read more »

Remembering Nijin John

The UVic community lost one of their own last weekend. Nijin John, a 27-year-old chemistry researcher, passed away in a surfing accident in Tofino on Feb. 10. John was in the process of finishing his PhD in Chemistry at UVic, and was a member of the Biophysical Chemistry and Spectroscopy group. John specialized in the… Read more »

There’s only one full slate running in this year’s UVSS election

Envision slate to nominate any Directors-at-Large; two Lead Directors running unopposed The candidates for the upcoming UVSS election have been announced, and there is only one full slate running in the UVSS election this year: a situation that many are considering unprecedented. The Envision slate has 16 candidates, filling out each of the five positions… Read more »

Bloc-Québécois steal show at Clash of Clubs debate

Students assemble for more charged political discussion Despite not having a single Bloc-Québécois representative in B.C.’s Provincial legislature, the French sovereignty party made their presence felt at the latest Clash of the Clubs debate. Six student-led political party groups — the Conservatives, Liberals, Greens, New Democratic Party (NDP), Communists, and the Bloc — lined up on the David Lam… Read more »

UVSS gets quorum at SAGM, loses it 30 minutes later

Board passes small policy language clarifications For the first time in five years, the UVSS’ Semi-Annual General Meeting [SAGM] reached quorum. Then, almost exactly 30 minutes later, they lost it. Within that time, four motions were passed. In the past seven years, the SAGM has achieved quorum of 108 undergraduate students twice, but neither sustained… Read more »

Feb. 5 UVSS Board meeting recap

Days before their Semi-Annual General Meeting, the UVSS convened to discuss a new member at the table, Third Space’s rebranding process, and a change to Cinecenta. The meeting started with Director of Outreach & University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer welcoming Sabrina Studney as the new Executive Director, which resulted in gracious applause from the board.  … Read more »