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PIRG, OER referenda fail to meet quorum during online fall electoral event

Despite a majority of “yes” votes, only 5.9 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots  During the UVSS fall electoral event, students voted on introducing an open educational resources…
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Tweetcap: Referenda proponents make their cases for Open Educational Resources, end to PIRG fee at Oct. 30 forum

On Oct. 30, a UVSS Electoral Office forum gave proponents of the upcoming referenda a chance to introduce themselves and dive into their referendum questions. From Nov. 4-6, students will…
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Three referenda in upcoming UVSS fall electoral event, but no in-person campaigning

Voting in the fall electoral event will take place online from Nov. 4-6. Campaigning will be entirely online, due to COVID-19. In order for the referendums to pass, they must…

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.…

UVSS ELECTIONS | WUSC referendum

Tuqa Al-Mosawi wants to increase the student fee levy for the World University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program that brought her to Canada. The program sponsors refugees who cannot…

UVSS ELECTIONS | SOCC referendum

On Jan. 16, the UVSS approved three questions to be posed to UVic students alongside the 2020 student society elections. One of the three questions will ask students whether they…

UVSS CEO recommends second VIPIRG referendum

Just when you thought the UVSS elections were done for the year, a recent investigation from the UVSS Chief Electoral Officer has called for a second VIPIRG referendum “as soon…

LETTER | From the VIPIRG Board of Directors

Moving beyond student politics Regarding the UVSS election and the VIPIRG referendum, we, as the board and staff of VIPIRG, would like to thank the University of Victoria student body…

Food Bank referendum seeks to increase funds, resources

From Feb. 28 to March 2, students will be asked by the UVSS to vote on a referendum to increase student contributions to the Food Bank Fund. If passed, fees…