Posts Tagged: UVSS

Recently ratified, new UVSS health plan banks on choice

Everything you need to know about what you voted to approve in the latest UVSS referendum Prepare to feel like a professional athlete with the new changes to the UVSS Health and Dental Plan, as approved in the Spring referendum and ratified at a recent UVSS meeting. From February 28 to March 2, the UVic… Read more »

It’s time to really protest, UVic

Students must get radical to stop ever-rising tuition fees With it being the Martlet’s 70th anniversary, we’ve been doing a lot of digging through archives. What’s remarkable is how similar our stories are to the stories we published 50 or 60 years ago. Stories about marches for accessible and inexpensive education, problematic frosh weeks, and… Read more »

Letter of apology from Envision UVic slate

Dear Martlet, We would like to sincerely apologize for the statement made regarding the Martlet’s financial transparency within the original platform published by we of the Envision slate. The original statement reads: “Another is [sic] issue is that many organizations who receive student fees don’t publicly disclose any financial documents in any similar as [sic]… Read more »

Advocacy group policy scrapped at tense board meeting

Consultations will take place before policy is reintroduced / Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations Pierre-Paul Angelblazer had barely started to introduce the agenda for the March 26 UVSS Board of Directors before Third Space representative Isabella Lee jumped in. The tone had been set: advocacy representatives felt strongly that there were changes that… Read more »

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how advocacy groups handle their social media and websites and how they are responsible for funding any legal action the UVSS must take on their behalf… Read more »

A Conversation with A Tribe Called Red at VIPIRG conference

VIPIRG’s 3rd annual conference “Cracks in the Concrete” sells out The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) hosted their third annual conference on March 16–18. Titled New Reflections, Ongoing Conversations, the conference culminated in an evening panel discussion with Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red on Saturday. Friday and Saturday afternoon saw four… Read more »

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

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 »