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Fare-free motion for youth transit across Capital Region District defeated

With a group of students, seniors, and climate activities outside the BC Transit headquarters, the Victoria Regional Transit Commision defeated a motion that would have expanded fare-free transit for youth…

Tweetcap | Feb. 10 UVSS Board meeting

Many board members attended the legislature to assist land defenders in their protests against pipeline expansion in Indigenous territories. Meanwhile, the UVSS Board of Directors meeting addressed sustainable food on…

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…
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Eight student senator positions filled by acclamation

The first eight spots for elected student representatives on the UVic Senate — which governs the university’s academic matters — have been filled by acclamation. The university will call for…

UVSS ELECTIONS | Open educational resources referendum

A referendum question on the ballot in this year’s UVSS elections will ask students if they are willing to establish a fee levy to support the creation of open-source textbooks.…
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TWEETCAP | UVSS Board of Directors Feb. 3 meeting

On the evening of February 3, the UVSS Board of Directors met for the final time before their Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) on Thursday, February 6.

UVSS ELECTIONS | WUSC referendum

Tuqa Al-Mosawi wants to increase the student fee levy for the World University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program that brought her to Canada. The program sponsors refugees who cannot…

UVSS ELECTIONS | SOCC referendum

On Jan. 16, the UVSS approved three questions to be posed to UVic students alongside the 2020 student society elections. One of the three questions will ask students whether they…

“We all fight a fight no one knows about”: Jordin Tootoo gives keynote speech at UVic Wellness Week

For the keynote speech at UVic’s sixth annual Wellness Week, Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuit player in the NHL, discussed his experiences with depression and alcoholism following his brother’s death…