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Pro-Palestinian encampment pitched on UVic quad

People's Park demands UVic divests; University says encampment goes against policy and shuts buildings early.

UVic says divestment from Israel-associated companies is ‘complex’

Pro-Palestine encampment demands divestment, but UVic says the process is "complex" and turns to investment policy instead.
McKinnon Gym

UVic’s McKinnon gym has officially closed its doors

The McKinnon fitness weight room and dance studio has officially closed as of April 11, leaving students frustrated. 
SOCC

Students of Colour Collective backs out of social media deal with university after content was “policed”

In February, UVic’s Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) backed out of a social media takeover for the university’s Instagram account.
UVic Faculty of Health

UVic Faculty of Health officially approved after years of planning 

Last week, the Board of Governors followed the lead of the Senate and voted in favour of the creation of a new Faculty of Health at UVic. 
UVSS election

UVSS election sees highest voter turnout in over 20 years

Over 3 500 students took to the polls between March 18 and 20 to vote for UVSS directors and referenda which aimed to increase fees. 
Revyn Medical Technologies

UVic biomedical engineers reimagine 150-year-old vaginal examination device

The Revyn team recently took home the Herbert B. Jones Foundation Second Place Prize in the amount of $10 000. 
Grocers Go Beyond

Third annual Grocers Go Beyond campaign supports new BC Cancer Foundation building

Vancouver Island grocers raise money for “critically needed space” to improve care for cancer patients  From March 1 to March 21, grocery stores from across Vancouver Island came together to…
UVSS election

Meet the students running for Lead Director roles this election

The Martlet caught up with each of the Lead Director candidates to learn about what they hope to accomplish if elected.
B.C. throne speech

UVic student’s hunger strike for Gaza elicits no response from provincial government

A UVic student consumed only water and electrolytes for four days in anticipation of the B.C. throne speech at the Legislative Assembly.

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