university politics

UVSS elections are dramatic and nepotistic, and cooperatives won’t change that

Rather than having slates, which loosely resemble political parties, or having everyone run as independent candidates, the UVSS created their own new confusing hybrid model in an effort to reduce…

Voting for UVic student senators open until April 5

Until Friday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m., UVic students can vote for four representatives who will sit on the University Senate for the 2019-2020 academic year. Although student senator is…

Students to rally against UVic’s proposed 15 per cent international student tuition hike

On Tuesday, Mar. 26, students from the University of Victoria will be rallying in front of the UVic Senate Chambers in the University Centre Building to protest a proposed 15…

EDITORIAL | Why lack of student engagement is in UVic’s best interest

As students shuffle about, UVic laughs All across campus last week, students  walked past the larger-than-life images of aspiring student politicians on posters half-falling off buildings and — let’s face…

A quick guide to voting in the UVSS elections

Voting in the UVSS elections is open from today until Friday at 12 p.m. The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) controls $14 million per year to run businesses, services, and events…

Discontinuation of VIPIRG funding to be called to a referendum if motion passes on Monday

If the motion passes at Monday’s UVSS board meeting, VIPIRG’s student levy will be put to a referendum in February’s UVSS election On Monday, Jan. 7, the University of Victoria…

UVSS talks Starbucks, territorial acknowledgments at latest board meeting

Jan. 7 saw the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the year, with the Upper Lounge of the Student Union Building more full than usual. Indeed, along with the…

First UVic Board of Governors meeting of the academic year focuses on the university’s reputational enhancement project

The UVic Board of Governors gathered on Tuesday for the first meeting of the school year to discuss the recently-launched Indigenous Law degree program, new university infrastructure, and UVic’s reputational…

Questions and consultations galore at President’s Campus Update

On Dec. 12, President Jamie Cassels updated faculty and staff on the current direction of UVic’s 5-year strategic plan. The presentation, delivered in the atrium of the Continuing Studies Building…