Posts Tagged: UVSS

Vertigo undergoing image revamp

Up-and-coming rapper Killy sells out venue Many students at UVic think of the Vertigo Lounge as a place to get some work done, eat lunch, and hang out with friends — but on March 22, Toronto rapper Killy will perform at Vertigo during his Canadian tour. His dark, melodic trap sound has been making waves in the… Read more »

Where’d the second slate go?

Oligarchies, death threats, and car accidents: why only one slate ran in the 2018 UVSS election Although there’s nothing new about a single slate sweeping the UVSS elections, this year was the first time in recent history that a second full slate failed to materialize in time to run. Before the campaigning even started, the… Read more »

Envision UVic wins all UVSS races; all referenda pass

Who envisioned things going this way? The UVSS Elections office released preliminary UVSS Board of Director results at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, announcing that Envision UVic had swept the 2018 election. All of the three referenda questions also passed. The five Lead Directors elected are all from the Envision UVic slate. While 18.2… Read more »

Here’s all you need to know about voting

For the next three days, students will have their say in how they are represented and advocated for on campus. Whether it’s menu options at Felicita’s, resources for sexualized violence awareness, or tuition fee caps, our student politicians can affect a lot of things on campus, and so it’s important that you know some stuff… Read more »

UVSS Directors debate a tame affair

Candidates rarely stray from platform talking points in lethargic afternoon An hour and 26 minutes into the UVSS Directors Debate, held at Cinecenta on Feb. 27, Ainsley Kerr, candidate for Director of Campaigns and Community Relations, asked a question of her opponent Ciel Arbour-Boehme. “What sort of steps do you think you’ll have to take… Read more »

Your vote still matters!

In fact, it might even be more important than it was before In any “normal” year, the UVSS election would have somewhere between a 15–20 per cent turnout rate; the former, unfortunately, more likely than the latter. However, a normal year has two full slates running against each other along with a handful of independent… Read more »

Senate and Board of Governor candidates forum fails to draw audience

Reform and engagement big talking points at poorly attended forum If students had come to the Senate, Board of Governors, and Referenda forum held Feb. 26 at Cinecenta, they would have heard some strong words regarding university governance and institutional reform. Whether it was on Indigenizing UVic’s faculty and administration, making textbooks affordable, or the… Read more »

Health care plan faces life-saving vote

Referenda would see tiered plan, option for board-governed fee increases Mackenzie Cumberland, Director of Finance and Operations with the UVSS, does not mince her words when it comes to envisioning a future in which her two health care referendum questions fail. “There’d be very great reductions in coverage,” Cumberland warned, speaking after the UVSS approved… Read more »

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 »