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Photo of overflowing recycle bins in the UVic student union building, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

UVSS starts Ecofoot working group with goal of carbon neutrality

The UVSS is beginning the long road towards carbon neutrality. In spring 2021, the previous Board of Directors promised to make the SUB carbon neutral by 2040.

UVSS Elections Results: Referendums fail, Pollard elected in only contested seat

Voter turnout was 6.6 per cent, all uncontested candidates confirmed Voting has ended, and the results are in: with low voting turnout, current board members won big, and all the…

UVSS elections: 11 directors-at-large acclaimed

All candidates were acclaimed due to a lack of nominations In this year’s UVSS elections, all directors-at-large (DaLs) were acclaimed due to a lack of nominations. Although they won’t be…

Letter to the Editor: UVSS ties fees to economic/inflationary uncertainty

Letter to the Editor submitted by Jacob Macauley: As a past member of the UVic Bank of Canada (BOC) Challenge team that’s presented in front of the Bank’s leading economists,…

UVSS All Candidates Forum faces low attendance and limited disagreement

With most candidates acclaimed or running unopposed, contestation was low as referenda proponents push for quorum The All Candidates Forum is a staple of UVSS elections. Each year, prospective candidates…

Statement from the Editor regarding Hazam Nasir’s disqualification

Hazam Nasir has been disqualified from the UVSS Elections. Nasir was originally running for the Director of Student Affairs position. The UVSS electoral office ruled that he defamed his opponent,…
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UVSS student affairs race heats up as candidate Hazam Nasir expresses reservations about sexualized violence training and advocacy groups on the board

Candidates present opposing platforms on key UVSS issues Two candidates are vying to be the next UVSS director of student affairs. Their platforms and stances on key issues, like advocacy…

UVSS referenda include questions on PIRG, OERs, sustainability, and tying UVSS fees to inflation

Referenda must receive a majority of votes and meet 15 per cent quorum to pass From March 24 to 26, UVic undergraduate students will be able to vote on five…

UVSS elections: Meet the candidates vying for lead director positions

All but two candidates are running unopposed  This year’s UVSS election will be like no other. Because of a recent change to the UVSS electoral policy, campaigns will be virtual,…