Posts Tagged: UVSS

Here’s how to kick-off the new school year

UVSS hosts week of activities starting Wednesday Sept. 5 There will be plenty of reasons to step into the Student Union Building (SUB) during your time as a UVic student — maybe you need your fourth coffee of the day, you need to print a 20-page essay before class in 10 minutes, or you’re attending a student… Read more »

Cannabis likely to be eased into current smoking policy, UVSS says

Details about the policy will be released some time before the Oct. 17 legalization date, university says With less than two months until consumption of cannabis is officially legalized across the country, updates on how UVic will implement the substance continue to surface. In an Aug. 27 UVSS board meeting absent of any new motions,… Read more »

UVSS seeks to rebrand with new strategic plan

Thirty-page document illustrates student society’s direction for the next two years At the UVSS’s Board of Directors meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, there wasn’t much time spent discussing the 2018–2020 Strategic Plan (StratPlan, if you’re cool): a document that outlines current strengths, weaknesses, and future objectives for the students’ society. But the 36-page document is… Read more »

Zap Copy and SUBText revamp underway with new budget approvals

Aug. 13 UVSS Board meeting recap Some hefty sums were thrown around at the latest UVSS Board meeting, as the Board of Directors (BoD) approved major technical purchases for Zap and SUBText while also approving a new Strategic Plan and amending Clubs and Course Union policies. With the Executive Director away and without any advocacy… Read more »

UVSS Board considering embezzling money to raise student awareness of union

“If it worked for the SFUO, why can’t it work for us?” Late last week, shocking allegations were levelled at members of the University of Ottawa’s student union (SFUO), as two university newspapers reported that both the SFUO president and executive director had transferred $20 000 of student union money into a private business account. The… Read more »

UVSS directors alter in camera policy at June 30 meeting

Board no longer required to include topics of discussion before moving to in camera After two weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors met on July 30 to discuss the purchase of new liquor guns for Felicita’s Campus Pub and amendments to in camera sessions during board meetings. The meeting kicked off with reports to… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

2017–2018 Elections budget ran a $23 000 deficit, UVSS reports

Cause of the overspending still unclear, Director of Finance and Operations says In an executive report at the latest UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 18, Director of Finance and Operations Curtis Whittla announced that this year’s Elections Office ran $23 000 over their allocated budget. The students’ society originally allocated $26 237 for their 2017–2018 Elections… Read more »

The UVSS June meetings: a Tweet-cap

June 4: Perhaps the biggest tension to come out of the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the month came not from the directors themselves, but from a spelling error in a live tweet session. But I digress, for now. The 2018/19 Board, continuing to familiarize themselves with one another, met for the third… Read more »