Posts Categorized: News

Dirty money

Petition, article shames UVic for dealing with corporate climate change deniers  An opinion piece in The Tyee has called out UVic for attempting to profit from fossil fuel companies while trying to maintain its “commitment to sustainability.” The Nov. 3 article, titled “UVic Seeks to Profit from Corporate Climate Change Deniers,” is written by UVic Environmental… Read more »

Nov. 20 UVSS board meeting recap

Puppies, rallies, and food banks on the agenda Mustaches and puppies are two things that don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but both played a prominent role at the latest UVSS board meeting on Nov. 20. The biggest news out of the meeting was that the popular Puppy Playtime event will be making a return to campus…. Read more »

Campus reacts to YPY demonstration

YPY president disappointed with removal of flags As students trickled back onto campus from their holidays, Thursday Nov. 16 might have been just another sleepy autumn morning  had it not been for the public demonstration from Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), UVic’s anti-abortion club. It reignited campus discussions around protesting, free speech, and the issue of abortions… Read more »

UVic announces $2.4 million investment in marine energy

As students returned from reading break on Nov. 17, flocking to Mystic Market and filling the air of the University Centre with chatter, UVic announced a serious donation to increase research into sustainable energy. The $2.4 million dollars — $1.4 million from the Government of Canada and $1 million from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in… Read more »

UVSS criticizes UVic’s handling of YPY demonstration

UVic apologizes for failing to provide timely notification In a Facebook post published the day after campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) held a public anti-abortion demonstration in the quad outside of the McPherson Library, the University of Victoria Students’ Society criticized the university administration’s handling of the situation. The demonstration included the planting of… Read more »

What are those flags in the quad?

Five hours after they were planted into the quad grass, 10 000 flags were removed by students demonstrating against Youth Protecting Youth, UVic’s anti-abortion club. Students arriving back on campus today, Nov. 16, after reading break were greeted by an unusual sight — thousands of small flags covered the quad grass outside of the library. But just… Read more »

Vulture Culture perched at “charged standstill” with Food Services

The Vulture Culture student group, known for hovering around second-hand hamburgers, quesadilla scraps, and other leftover treasures of the Mystic Market tray racks, is circling around a different type of prey: UVic’s food policies. Vulture Culture and UVic Food Services have recently been engaging in dialogue around food-safe alternatives for salvaging food waste, but whether… Read more »

UVic student rallies for access to life-altering drug

Lilia Zaharieva is far from giving up her fight for access to Orkambi, the life-altering drug that was taken from her when the UVSS changed their health plan this past summer. Zaharieva, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, began taking Orkambi approximately a year ago, and it has changed the course of her life. She says… Read more »

Report highlights Victoria’s student housing crisis

A new study highlights the impact of the ongoing housing crisis for Victoria-area students. The study found that 70 per cent of post-secondary students reported that their yearly earnings place them under the national low-income cut off, or “poverty line.” The report, “Victoria’s Student Housing Crisis” by the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG),… Read more »

Canada’s first cannabis course

The regulation, sale, and distribution of cannabis in Canada is joining the emerging industries of e-commerce, digital storytelling, and social media public relations in becoming a tertiary business course. “I am not aware of another course quite like this within Canada,” said Professor David Cram, who teaches ‘Special Topics in Management: The Business of Marijuana,’… Read more »