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UVSS ELECTIONS | Lead Director candidates face off on campaign promises at debate

Candidates responded to prepared questions and the queries of an inquisitive audience on divestment, mental health initiatives, and combating international student tuition hikes in a three-hour forum.

A brief taxonomy of why people raise their hands in class

Students often raise their hands in class, for an assortment of reasons. We offer here a record of our writer’s observations to provide a taxonomy of the phenomenon.

Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley elected student representatives for UVic Board of Governors

The results are in — the newly elected student representatives for the 2020-21 UVic Board of Governors are Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley. Although voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on…

Indigenous land defenders and allies set up soft blockades at all B.C. Legislature entrances ahead of Speech from the Throne

For the first time in B.C.'s history, the B.C. Legislature’s throne speech ceremony was cancelled, due to an occupation in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people on the front steps that…

The Martlet’s valentines

Valentine's Day is a time for letting the people in your life know how you feel about them — whether they are your partner, a community radio station, or the…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

Victoria’s accessible housing is not accessible

"Despite their assertion that Victoria is facing an accessible housing crisis, the city’s housing plan will not be accessible for citizens in the most immediate need."

“I didn’t stand a chance”: International students face discrimination in tight Victoria housing market

With a vacancy rate of 1.2 per cent and 78 per cent of UVic students living off campus, finding a place to live as a student in Victoria can be…
graphic of a house on wheels, secondary suite

Saanich housing bylaw still a concern, nearly one year after promises to re-evaluate

The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) is planning to move forward on a motion drafted last year, and work with the District of Saanich to address a divisive housing…