Posts Tagged: UVSS

Students deserve a better controversy than #MakeUVicLitAgain

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re smack in the middle of Campus Kickoff season, which means you’re being bombarded from all sides with a slightly unhealthy overload of school spirit. And that’s okay. Back-to-school festivities are great for newbies to get acclimated to an unfamiliar environment, and soften the blow for returning students who… Read more »

TextbookBroke campaign pushes for lower textbook costs

Tired of spending obscene amounts of money on textbooks you hardly use anyway? On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the UVSS announced the start of the TextbookBroke campaign, which hopes to ease the burden on UVic student’s wallets during the back-to-school crunch. The campaign’s goal is to help save students money through the promotion of cost-saving measures,… Read more »

UVSS directors call for child care review

The July 25 board meeting, while lacking the usual attendance in human numbers, presented attendance of a full agenda and creative new proposals by the board. (I’m looking back at you, Periscope.) You can find a live tweeted account of the meeting on our Twitter page. UPDATES Director reports reconfirmed that summer UVSS operations are… Read more »

Board Shorts — June 20: Survey says . . .

With a call to order at 6:07 p.m. and an adjournment at 7:04 p.m., the UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 20, sparked little discussion but bagged the record for quickest board meeting so far this term. So there’s that. UPDATES Most of the meeting was taken up by quick reports and committee appointments. Kevin… Read more »

UPDATE: Third Space closes as coordinators take temporary leave

UPDATE — June 26: The Third Space has reopened its doors on Thursday, June 23, after the community debrief on June 22. The Third Space website and social media channels have also been reactivated. Nadia Hamdon, Third Space finance and administration coordinator, announced in an email to the collective that the Third Space would be scheduling a second community brief,… Read more »

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 »