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Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley elected student representatives for UVic Board of Governors

The results are in — the newly elected student representatives for the 2020-21 UVic Board of Governors are Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley. Although voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…
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UVic passes new investment strategy amid Divest UVic protest

This morning the UVic Board of Governors (BoG) passed a motion on the Responsible Investment policy, which proposes reducing the "carbon intensity" of their short-term investment and bonds portfolio by…

Protesters shut down morning BC Ferries sailings in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Just before 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 20, protesters blockaded the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay with banners, chants, and kayaks. Several sailings through Swartz Bay were significantly delayed or…

Divest UVic blocks university executives and administrative staff from accessing the Michael Williams Building

“We feel that the administrators who work in this building are a threat to the security of our future,” said Juliet Watts, Divest BC Chair. “So, we’re not allowing them…

Victoria-based Blue Friday initiative offers eco-friendly alternative to Black Friday

“Blue is the New Black” according to a new initiative, Blue Friday, that aims to encourage Victoria residents to shop both sustainably and locally this Black Friday. Six local stores…

Students barred from entering Michael Williams Building, labelled a “security threat” after Board of Governors meeting and protest

Shortly after a student rally for UVic’s divestment from fossil fuels at the Nov. 26 Board of Governors meeting, seven students walked to the Michael Williams Building to deliver letters…

New study shows all-electric transport in B.C. is cost-effective

Researchers at UVic’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems recently published a study examining the province’s transportation future. The study found B.C. would need to double its energy grid capacity but…
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Vote on potential divestment from short-term fossil fuel investments moved to January

A Board of Governors vote on whether to change UVic’s short term investment strategy to include options for divestment from fossil fuels has been moved to Jan. 28. This vote…

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