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Former YPY president sues University of Victoria

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and Cameron Côté, a UVic grad and former president of UVic student group Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), are pursuing a constitutional lawsuit against UVic. The BCCLA and Côté have filed the petition with notice to the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS). They reference the UVSS’s decision, made on Feb…. Read more »

Epiphany in empathy

Empathy games are a relatively new classification that has emerged from the expanding world of indie games. With a strong emphasis on mundane settings, these games are driven by strong core concepts and deal with serious moral, social, or political issues. They pack a powerful emotional punch, leaving the player to meditate on the experience… Read more »

UVSS Board of Directors proposes significant changes to bylaws

The UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors is proposing bylaw changes that, if approved, will allow non-students to remain board members. In addition, they are suggesting an increase in pay for the executive directors from 35 hours’ worth of pay  per week to 40 hours. These changes were brought forward at the Sept. 23… Read more »

Food bank shortage raises questions about funding

Sept. 17 marked the first day the UVSS Food Bank ran out of food this semester. Despite an order of food that came in on Monday, Sept. 16, the shelves were bone dry by the next day, and for the day following. Boma Brown, the UVSS Food Bank co-ordinator, said, “[We] got another delivery on… Read more »

B.C. Transit seeks public input

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) is seeking feedback from users on its plan to improve service in the city. The Transit Future Bus—an out-of-service vehicle retrofitted to serve as an educational open-house facility—will make eight stops in Greater Victoria from Oct. 1–5. VRTC hopes the Future Bus and online surveys will help solicit feedback… Read more »