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Increase in UVic annual parking pass rates an “ableist green-washed money grab” says UVSS

A petition advocating against the upcoming changes to parking passes at UVic has received over 1 700 signatures and UVSS Board of Directors' endorsement. The petition, started by unions on…

“There is so much uncertainty”: UVic student describes life at Ukrainian refugee hub

Grey and green cots line the walls of the Przemyśl Humanitarian Aid Centre’s mom and baby room.

Construction on the Site C dam will continue

The Peace River Site C dam was first conceptualized in the 1970s but was not given permission to undergo construction until 2014. The dam is a $16 billion project that…

UVic’s fall COVID-19 plans and policies

What you need to know about COVID-19 at UVic this fall With the fall semester quickly approaching, students may be wondering what policies and strategies UVic has in place to…

Passport renewal delays, flight cancellations, and staffing shortages pervading Canadian airports

Summer is usually the time when people either head home or go on vacation, especially now, with many people returning home to visit family for the first time since the…
The outside of the Uvic Campus Bike Centre

SPOKES bike program reopening and rebranding as the BikeHub under UVic management

After more than two years since the closure of SPOKES, students will once again have access to a bike loan program on campus. The new BikeHub, the rebrand of SPOKES,…
Sexual Health Supplies in the UVIC SUB washrooms

Let’s Get Consensual: providing sexual health education and resources to students for nearly a decade

In the coming year, the UVSS Let's Get Consensual campaign will celebrate a decade of educating and providing sexual health resources to students, according to UVSS records.
Vancouver Protesters raising the Ukraine flag.

Community shifts focus to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Vancouver Island

One third of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes due to the conflict, with an estimated 20 million people displaced within Ukraine, many of whom are unable to…

Victorians kept these local businesses alive during the pandemic

Two Victoria businesses spoke to the Martlet about the pandemic, local engagement, and the cruise ships docking in the city.

B.C. to decriminalize possession of certain illegal drugs in 2023

Recently, the B.C. government announced that a three-year exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) has been granted to the province.