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Meet your UVSS lead director candidates

The Martlet caught up with each of the lead director candidates to talk about their platforms and campaign promises.
Student Union Building at UVic, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Your guide to voting in the upcoming UVSS election

Last year’s University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) election saw a significant drop in voter turnout. In 2021, 6.6 per cent of those eligible to vote participated, down from about…
CARSA building, photo by Myles Sauer.

CARSA booking system was a “disaster”

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s Feb. 15 COVID-19 update, most indoor capacity restrictions have been lifted, fitness centres among them.
Gender empowerment centre, photo provided by Cristina Venturin.

UVic’s Gender Empowerment Centre fostering inclusion and community on campus

Tucked in the Student Union Building (SUB) is a cozy space where UVic students and community members relax in a safe, inclusive environment. The Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), located in…

$1.5 million donation funds new UVic research chair in Indigenous mental health

In December, the University of Victoria (UVic) announced that they are creating a new research chair in the Department of Psychology: The Chief Mungo Martin Chair in Indigenous Mental Health.…
Student walkout, photo by Kaya Martin.

UVic students organize walk-out, demand government action on gender-based violence

A group of students walked out of classes on the afternoon of Dec. 6 in support of survivors of gender-based violence. The energy was somber but resolute as the group…
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124 cases of COVID-19 leads UVic to cancel all in-person exams

On the evening of Dec. 12, students and professors alike were shocked to learn that their scheduled in-person exams had been cancelled due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the…
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30 COVID-19 cases among UVic students after two social events

About 30 UVic students in varsity programs and in the Gustavson School of Business have tested positive for COVID-19 following two off-campus social events held last weekend. Island Health has…
Cunningham Woods clean up, photo provided by GVGT.

Greater Victoria Green Team cleans up Cunningham Woods

On a crisp, cold Saturday in late November, members of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) along with 28 volunteers set to work clearing Cunningham Woods, a 1-acre forested area…