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Victoria stands in solidarity with its neighbours at March for Our Lives

On March 24, high school students in the United States led hundreds of thousands of people across the country in marches and rallies to protest gun violence following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. These demonstrations extended beyond national borders when students from Esquimalt High School’s Youth Political Commons… Read more »

A Conversation with A Tribe Called Red at VIPIRG conference

VIPIRG’s 3rd annual conference “Cracks in the Concrete” sells out The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) hosted their third annual conference on March 16–18. Titled New Reflections, Ongoing Conversations, the conference culminated in an evening panel discussion with Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red on Saturday. Friday and Saturday afternoon saw four… Read more »

UVic announces plans for two new student residence buildings

Prepare for a lot of cranes, jackhammers, and construction workers on campus over the next few years. In the midst of the ongoing housing crisis—and a month after the B.C. provincial government pledged $450 million in government loans to help universities finance student housing projects—UVic has announced potential locations for two new student residences on… Read more »

UVic reshaping cycling climate on campus

Campus Cycling Plan currently in consultative stage Whether you bike, drive, walk, bus, or longboard, most people have encountered issues either with or as cyclists on campus. Close calls and collisions may soon be a thing of the past as a campus cycling plan, deemed a “high priority” by the Campus Planning Committee, is under… Read more »

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

Indigenous law students lead Ring Road march

“Legality is really about power, and not about justice.” Unity was the theme of the day as hundreds of University of Victoria community members walked around Ring Road holding signs, burning sage, and showing solidarity in protest. Not to be confused with the student walkout for gun control also held on Wednesday, the march was… Read more »

Petition asks for UVic to move towards reusable cups

A petition launched by the UVic Sustainability Movement (UVSM) in hopes of persuading the university to move away from distributing paper coffee cups on campus has garnered over 1 500 signatures in just over a month and is picking up steam. “At UVic, over 4 500 paper coffee cups are thrown out every day,” the UVSM writes… Read more »

UVic energy plant delayed, but still on the way

$20-million plant being built by Fine Arts buildings Nearly $20 million has been budgeted for a new campus energy plant, which is currently under construction between the Interfaith Chapel and the Fine Arts Buildings. Although UVic originally intended for the building to be operational by March after breaking ground in the summer of 2017, UVic… Read more »