health care

New book humanizes health care in Canada

Andrew MacLeod’s “All Together Healthy” offers accessible criticisms for an all-too-often inaccessible health care system The joke goes like this: the premise of Breaking Bad would never work in Canada. That’s…

Recently ratified, new UVSS health plan banks on choice

Everything you need to know about what you voted to approve in the latest UVSS referendum Prepare to feel like a professional athlete with the new changes to the UVSS…

UVSS approves referendum questions at emergency meeting

At an emergency board meeting called for Jan. 15, the UVSS board approved three referendum questions for students to answer during the next UVSS election in March. Two of the…

Top 10 news stories of 2017

These past 12 months have been hectic for most of us, and the UVic campus was not spared from any of the chaos that 2017 brought. Although the Martlet’s top…

Health care town hall sums up every UVSS problem

Low turnout. A stand-offish attitude. An unwillingness to apologize. The Nov. 9 town hall on UVSS health care encapsulated every single problem this UVSS board has faced this year. They…

UVic student rallies for access to life-altering drug

Lilia Zaharieva is far from giving up her fight for access to Orkambi, the life-altering drug that was taken from her when the UVSS changed their health plan this past…

Letters: Nov. 9 UVSS Health Care Town hall

I [know how to communicate with students] and Cumberland and the UVSS do too: class talks. Just take five minutes, especially at the beginning of large 100–200 level classes. You…

Dear Birdie: Coping with pals, programs, and pathogens

Dear Birdie: My best friend and I used to hang out all the time in high school, but now that we’re in different programs at UVic, she’s been spending a…

Frustration, sadness at UVSS health care town hall

Room agrees referendum needed to fix health care plan It was an emotional evening for those gathered in the Michele Pujol room on Thursday, Nov. 9, though emotions varied between…