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UVic to transition away from face-to-face instruction for remainder of the term

Effective Monday, March 16th, UVic has announced it will cancel face-to-face classes in response to COVID-19 — now considered a global pandemic. The university itself will remain open, including recreation…

UVic cancels large classes, restricts travel amid COVID-19 pandemic

Classes over 250 are cancelled effective Friday, March 13 as the province advises against all public gatherings over 250. The university will also temporarily halt all plans for travel outside…

UVic instructor reminds students that more than two absences for “excused reason or not” will result in failing class, despite global coronavirus pandemic

This week, a UVic senior lab instructor took to Coursespaces to inform students that more than two absences from her class, excused or not, will result in them failing the…

Petition to close UVic due to coronavirus garners over 1 300 signatures overnight

Within hours of the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, University of Victoria students decided to take matters into their own hands. At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday,…

Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition funded by B.C., Coastal GasLink to “divide and conquer”

The Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition (WMC) was funded by B.C. and Coastal GasLink to carry out workshops promoting the economic benefits of LNG. They hoped to create a new governing structure…

Five Indigenous youth arrested for mischief following meeting with Minister Scott Fraser

On Wednesday night, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation agreed to meet with seven Indigenous youth inside the Legislature. After being unsatisfied with the meeting, five Indigenous youth refused…

National Student Walk Out sees over 100 UVic students join Indigenous youth at the B.C. Legislature

Youth hold ceremony with pyre, meet with Minister Scott Fraser On Wednesday morning, a crowd of students gathered in front of the Students Union Building, instead of going to class.…

Benefits agreements and “divide and rule” tactics: Following the money behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline

As rail blockades stall Canada’s economy as a result of opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, it’s important to look at how we got here and how different economic actors…

Indigenous youth and allies re-occupy B.C. Legislature steps overnight in spite of injunction

The B.C. Legislative building was awash with red on the evening of Feb. 24 as about 400 Indigenous youth and allies returned to the steps of the B.C. Legislature, in…