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Increase in UVic annual parking pass rates an “ableist green-washed money grab” says UVSS

A petition advocating against the upcoming changes to parking passes at UVic has received over 1 700 signatures and UVSS Board of Directors' endorsement. The petition, started by unions on…
Voting ads, photo by Dan Dennis via Unsplash.

What you should know for the upcoming local elections

You've probably already seen the signs posted up around town. With voting day for the 2022 B.C. General Local Elections slated for Oct. 15, candidates are now in full campaigning…
masks

To mask or not to mask: That is the question for UVic students this year

As students, faculty, and staff return for the school year with no mask mandate in place, there seems to be a mix of people at UVic choosing to either consistently…
Society for Students with Disability

Meet your UVic Advocacy Groups

During the second week of the fall semester the five UVic advocacy groups came together for the first Advo Week. The week allowed the advocacy groups to show UVic students…
UVic campus, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish

UVic to be closed, classes cancelled for Queen Elizabeth II day of mourning

The University of Victoria will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19 following B.C. Premier John Horgan's statement that the province will observe the national day of mourning for the passing…
Missing middle housing

Missing Middle Housing Initiative pushed to next council 

The rental market for housing in Victoria is in a crisis that affects many UVic students as they struggle to find housing each September. Between 2005 and 2019, the median…
Person holding a phone with the Uber app open, photo by karley Sider.

Uber drives towards licence acquirement to operate in Victoria, Kelowna

Less than a year after being denied by the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB), Uber is once again seeking to acquire a license that would permit it to operate in additional…
ONECard, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish

NSU advocates for cost-free ONECard name changes for Indigenous students

In November 2021, the University of Victoria began reimbursing students who wanted to update their ONECards to reflect a change in name for their gender identity. This news was a…

UVSS Director advocates for Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative

On Aug. 4, the City of Victoria held a public hearing which gave residents a chance to voice their opinions on the contentious Missing Middle Housing Initiative. Among those who…

What you need to know about monkeypox on Vancouver Island

Multiple countries have seen an uptick in monkeypox cases this summer, causing the World Health Organization to declare the monkeypox virus an international health emergency in late July. With infections…