Posts Tagged: UVSS

Impressions of my first UVSS AGM

I am in my fifth and final year of school and I have never been to a University of Victoria Student Society’s (UVSS) Annual General Meeting (AGM). I must admit I’ve never been that interested in student politics, or politics in general. As an engineering student, I put more thought into how an engine runs… Read more »

Surprise, surprise: UVSS AGM fails to meet quorum

“It’s the million dollar question,” sighed Pierre-Paul Angelblazer, Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations, responding to the inevitable query: What is the UVSS doing to increase student participation in campus politics? There was a sense of frustrating familiarity in Cinecenta on Oct. 26. Most people knew what was going to happen when 3 p.m…. Read more »

Health and Dental Plan town hall planned for November

The UVSS board of directors is looking for suggestions regarding the state of student health care. The board is hosting an open house on Nov. 9 in the Michele Pujol Room from 4–6 p.m. An email authored by UVSS Director of Finance and Operations Mackenzie Cumberland was sent to each undergraduate student, informing the student… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Re: A tough pill to swallow

As you are aware, last year the 2016–17 board of directors made changes to the health and dental plan to adopt the B.C. formulary, the standard in most student unions in British Columbia. At the beginning of our board term we were given the responsibility of administering the changed plan. The 2016–17 board was faced… Read more »

A tough pill to swallow

UVSS’ health care slip up costs students a lot It’s a bit of a running joke that no one really knows what the UVSS is doing (especially the UVSS themselves). People are often only reminded of the fact that they exist each March, when the faces of prospective student politicians are literally plastered to every… Read more »

UVSS Board meeting recaps

What happened at the Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 meetings The UVSS Board of Directors has met on the past few Monday nights, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, which means decisions have been made, votes have been cast, and tears have been shed. For those of you who didn’t attend (because, let’s face it, nobody… Read more »

UVic students left in the lurch as UVSS switches health plans

In Spring 2017, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to move their Studentcare Health and Dental plan to a new health plan—B.C. Fair Pharmacare. The shift came with a decrease in coverage for dental, vision, and mental health prescriptions.  To let students know their medications may not be covered by the new plan, Studentcare, a third-party… Read more »

New UVSS board gets first taste of tension

UVSS Board meeting recap 12 / 06 / 2017 In the fourth meeting of their term, the new student society board of directors had their first taste of the pressure that so often presents itself at board meetings. While there were no presentations, reports, nor any administrative business of note, the board was confronted with… Read more »