UVic student politics

Students of residence tire of UVic’s COVID-19 policies, take over University Centre in protest

In a stunning turn of events, UVic students have (once again) occupied the University Centre in a protest — and this time, it’s in protest of UVic’s mercurial response to…

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…
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Eight student senator positions filled by acclamation

The first eight spots for elected student representatives on the UVic Senate — which governs the university’s academic matters — have been filled by acclamation. The university will call for…

UVSS ELECTIONS | Open educational resources referendum

A referendum question on the ballot in this year’s UVSS elections will ask students if they are willing to establish a fee levy to support the creation of open-source textbooks.…

Students blockade Michael Williams Building at UVic

A group of students formed a picket line at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, blockading UVic’s primary administrative building to protest the #UVic Board of Governors' international tuition hikes and continued…

Your Oct. 29 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

The Oct. 29 UVSS Board meeting was a cheerful affair, as representatives, Directors-at-Large, and Lead Directors joked with each other and filled their plates with dinner. Ahead of them lay…

New faces nominated and ratified as representatives at latest UVSS board meeting

Like the dwindling number of sunny days left for Victoria this year, the latest UVSS board meeting was short and sweet. In an event that lasted just under half an…

The first UVSS meeting of the semester starts off with a bang (of the gavel)

A Tweetcap of the September 10 UVSS meeting The first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the semester saw several key changes including the ratification of a new Pride representative,…