Posts Tagged: UVSS

UVSS politics cool down at May 6 board meeting

Ready for the next installment of a juicy UVSS Board of Directors’ meeting report? Sorry, can’t offer that. But keep reading for a summary of the June 6 meeting anyway. ANARCHIST STUDENT SOCIETY UPDATE Remember these folks? (Read our May 11 board report if you don’t.) They came! They presented! The juice? Pretty dry. When… Read more »

The May 16 board meeting debacle, explained

What the hell happened on Monday? Well, the UVSS Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on May 16. The agenda included filling outstanding committee vacancies and a presentation from the Anarchist Student Society that didn’t end up happening. Oh, and everyone collectively lost their shit during question period over organizational changes that led… Read more »

New board, old problems

The UVSS Board of Directors took their seats for the first meeting of the 2016-2017 board term on Monday, May 9, and while there was a certain efficiency not seen at meetings past, policy ghosts from the previous board led to some gridlock. ELECTORAL REPORT MAKES A RETURN Aside from the usual housekeeping that comes… Read more »

UVSS Board of Directors passes sexual assault policy

While UVic administration works on developing a policy to effectively deal with sexualized violence on campus, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to ratify its own approach to the issue at their final board meeting on Monday, April 18. The board ratified its stance on sexualized and gender-based violence as part of a series of… Read more »

No foolin’—March 31 SGM makes quorum

While most students were preoccupied with final exams and assignments, or just content to lie in the afternoon sun, enough of them made it to the UVSS Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday, March 31 to ensure that the 106-student quorum was met. There was concern that the meeting would be a bust, what with… Read more »

Did CFS bad blood turn into UVSS mad love?

On Nov. 15, 2010, the University of Victoria Students Society (UVSS) began what turned into a lengthy legal battle to withdraw from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national organization that lobbies the government at the federal level on behalf of member universities. On Mar. 29, 2011, students cast a decisive vote and the… Read more »

What the Board of Directors accomplished this year

With great potential comes great responsibility — and the occasional mishap. For the current UVSS board, this last year had both. So, as election day draws near, we ask the question: how did they do? The UVSS board faced some serious challenges this year, but kept a strong focus on goals made during last year’s elections. Divestment… Read more »

General assembly fails to reach quorum . . . again

The wheels of democracy didn’t stop turning but certainly slowed down a bit on Thursday, Feb. 4, as the UVSS’s Semi-Annual General Meeting failed to meet quorum — a problem that has plagued the society for years. The call to proceed with the meeting was made at 3:35 p.m., 35 minutes after the scheduled start time and… Read more »

UVSS executives ready motions for general meeting

Despite a few procedural stumbling blocks, the UVSS board meeting was able to push through a significant amount of business over three and a half hours Monday night. The marathon session reviewed status reports from critical student associations, and heard on several requests to garner funding from the student body. Opening the meeting was an… Read more »