Posts Categorized: News

UVSS Board meeting recaps

What happened at the Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 meetings The UVSS Board of Directors has met on the past few Monday nights, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, which means decisions have been made, votes have been cast, and tears have been shed. For those of you who didn’t attend (because, let’s face it, nobody… Read more »

New gender-inclusive washroom sign in basement of the SUB

In late September, the UVSS introduced their newest gender-inclusive washroom in the basement of the Student Union Building (SUB). What once was a women’s bathroom was updated with signs and posters explaining the change, and the official bathroom sign was updated to indicate the facility is now accessible for all genders, as well as for… Read more »

UVic students left in the lurch as UVSS switches health plans

In Spring 2017, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to move their Studentcare Health and Dental plan to a new health plan—B.C. Fair Pharmacare. The shift came with a decrease in coverage for dental, vision, and mental health prescriptions.  To let students know their medications may not be covered by the new plan, Studentcare, a third-party… Read more »

Lecture and panel discuss the power of street names

Even with benches borrowed from exhibits, the Legacy Art Gallery was standing room only on the evening of Sept. 14 for “The Urban Streetscape as Political Cosmos,” a free lecture followed by the panel, “The Politics of Street Naming in the City of Victoria.” The event drew students, historians, and community members together to challenge… Read more »

Students rally for mozzarella sticks

UVic reverses decision to get rid of the snack at residence diner Sometimes it can seem as though the world is more divided than ever before. The cost of living is going up, the news gets darker every day, and physical and ideological wars rage all across the planet. But something happens every once in… Read more »

Canadian Blood Services meets with students

Vancouver conference discusses deferral policies, trans accessibility On Saturday, Sept. 16, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) held a conference in Vancouver titled “Donor Screening for MSM and Trans Individuals: Dialogue with Student Leaders.” At the conference, students from B.C. campus blood donor clubs and LGBTQ groups gathered to discuss ways in which CBS can move forward… Read more »

UVic sets up new Sexualized Violence Resource Office

Vic has continued the implementation of its months-old Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response policy with the institution of a Sexualized Violence Resource Office. The policy, ratified by UVic’s Board of Governors in March 2017, mandated the creation of an Intake Office to act as a centralized point of access for people reporting an act of… Read more »

UVic reacts to racist Snapchat screenshots

Content warning: Anti-Indigenous racism UVic’s campus was buzzing with discussions of an offensive Snapchat screenshot shared on Facebook the night of Sept. 16. The pictures showed young men — presumably University of Victoria students — pretending to get drunk off Lysol disinfectant wipes, captioned with a racist slur describing First Nations peoples using the cleaner in the same way…. Read more »

CFUV Speaks brings spoken word to UVic airwaves

There’s one thing you need to know about CFUV’s spoken word department: no, it’s not poetry. Beginning this spring, and continuing strong through the next nine months, the on-campus radio station will be rolling out diverse and original spoken word content as part of their new project, CFUV Speaks. “Within CFUV Speaks,” Max Collins, CFUV’s… Read more »

2017 summer news recap

It may not feel like it (it never does), but it’s been a long summer. And while you’ve been away gallivanting on your lakes, by your cottages, and in your summer school classrooms, the Martlet has been working hard to report the important stories that occasionally pop up during the summer months. Here’s a recap… Read more »