Anas Cheema, UVSS Director of Finance and Operations, resigned from his position via email as of 4 p.m. on Nov. 24. An emergency board meeting will be held on Nov. 26 in order to give the directors-at-large an opportunity to move for an interim position. “I wasn’t totally shocked, but I still wish this wasn’t… Read more »
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Re: “Board Shorts: Nov. 17“, “Board Shorts: Nov. 3“, “Board Shorts: Oct. 20“ I thank you for your coverage of the recent censure of Director of Finance Cheema and near censure of three more directors, but I am disappointed that you have not covered this matter in the depth it deserves. Censure, especially of an… Read more »
ANNOUNCEMENTS In light of the tension looming over recent UVSS meetings, Chairperson Kayleigh Erickson asked for the Board’s input on initiating more out-of-work social events in order to foster camaraderie among board members, most of whom only see each other during meetings. The Board met this idea with enthusiasm. FAILED MOTION FOR LEAVE Director of… Read more »
REVIEW OF EVENTS After a round table check in, the UVSS board agreed almost unanimously of being tired and stressed in this hectic time of school. Several announcements were made congratulating the board on the recent success of the free store launch and the SUB’s Scare Fair debt walk last week. PRESENTATIONS UVision, a group… Read more »
On Oct. 16, the University of Victoria Students’ Society’s (UVSS) held their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Preliminary figures indicate that over 220 people attended, well over the 108 required to meet quorum, in large part thanks to the interest surrounding fossil fuel divestment.
I was pleased to attend Thursday’s annual general meeting of the UVSS. To see Cinecenta filled to capacity with hundreds of students passionate about issues which affect our university was fantastic. I was disappointed, however, at the lack of clarity in the UVSS’s plans for divestment. The referendum, which an overwhelming majority of the crowd… Read more »
Grant fund allocations, a vote to censure a director, and updates on lobbying and advocacy efforts.
On Sept. 30, the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store quietly reopened its doors, and is now operating in the Student Union Building basement, room B007.
Following a heated debate at the Sept. 22 UVSS board meeting, the motion to introduce a divestment referendum question to the Annual General Meeting was approved, and scheduled to take place on Oct. 16.
A controversial employer at a career fair shows two different visions for the UVSS: one that limits itself to popular student issues like tuition costs and transit pass-ups, and one that occasionally takes unpopular stances in the hopes of changing perceptions around social issues.