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Food Bank referendum seeks to increase funds, resources

From Feb. 28 to March 2, students will be asked by the UVSS to vote on a referendum to increase student contributions to the Food Bank Fund. If passed, fees will rise by 75 cents for full time students and 37 cents for part time students, per semester, starting this fall. This referendum, like the… Read more »

Two students almost arrested at latest YPY protest

CSEC, Saanich PD called once students started taking down flags Youth Protecting Youth’s latest demonstration was even more visually striking and ended even more dramatically than the first, with two students threatened with arrest. The flags — 10 000 of them, each representing 10 abortions performed in Canada a year  — caught the eye when set against the bright, fresh… Read more »

2018 UVSS Election: Ciel Arbour-Boehme

Ciel Arbour-Boehme is running for Director of Campaigns and Community Relations as a Purple Party independent in the 2018 UVSS Election. What are the three most important aspects of your campaign platform? The first one is to lobby the provincial government for non-repayable needs-based grants for mid-to-low-income students. B.C. is the only province in Canada… Read more »

2018 UVSS Election: Dirk Slot

Dirk Slot is an independent running in the 2018 UVSS Election for Director of Student Affairs. What are the three most important aspects of your campaign platform? When I put my platform together, the most important aspect for me was making the whole process a little friendlier. So, my platform is more of a cover… Read more »

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 »