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Deadline for ending sheltering in parks pushed back to end of April

City and province have signed memorandum but questions remain On March 22, the City of Victoria signed a memorandum of understanding with the Province of British Columbia. With the province…
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Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project finds a new home

Eventual expansion put on hold as project seeks Health Canada exemptions The Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Victoria and Health Canada, has a…
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UVic Board of Governors passes budget, including tuition increase for all students

International student tuition has been raised substantially over last three years, including increases of 20 and 15 per cent in 2018 and 2019 respectively The University of Victoria Board of…
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Fairy Creek blockades still active despite injunction

Blockaders at Fairy Creek plan to sit tight, and those fighting from home say they will continue to put pressure on the government to stop old growth logging.
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Internal notice of COVID-19 case on campus leads to students demanding answers

Frustrated by lack of information, students derail UVic Instagram post about career services Residents of the Sir Arthur Currie (SAC) building received a notice that there was a COVID-19 exposure…

UVSS Elections Results: Referendums fail, Pollard elected in only contested seat

Voter turnout was 6.6 per cent, all uncontested candidates confirmed Voting has ended, and the results are in: with low voting turnout, current board members won big, and all the…
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Moving Trans History Forward Conference brings together trans and gender-diverse scholars from across the globe

Fourth biennial conference covered wide range of topics from facial recognition to Two-Spirit education From March 11 to 14, the UVic Chair in Transgender Studies hosted the fourth Moving Trans…

UVSS elections: 11 directors-at-large acclaimed

All candidates were acclaimed due to a lack of nominations In this year’s UVSS elections, all directors-at-large (DaLs) were acclaimed due to a lack of nominations. Although they won’t be…

UVSS All Candidates Forum faces low attendance and limited disagreement

With most candidates acclaimed or running unopposed, contestation was low as referenda proponents push for quorum The All Candidates Forum is a staple of UVSS elections. Each year, prospective candidates…