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Your candidates for the 2020-2021 Board of Governors elections

The 15-member board has two student representative seats open — one for a graduate and one for an undergraduate student. All students can vote on webvote.uvic.ca, from 9 a.m. on…

Indigenous land defenders and allies set up soft blockades at all B.C. Legislature entrances ahead of Speech from the Throne

For the first time in B.C.'s history, the B.C. Legislature’s throne speech ceremony was cancelled, due to an occupation in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people on the front steps that…

UVic offers free pads and tampons for all

In Canada, 34 per cent of women and girls have at some point had to give up another necessity in order to budget for menstrual products. At UVic, starting in…

UVSS SAGM Tweetcap: UVSS continues to value fun, despite best efforts

The proposed changes to the UVSS’ values involved removing “FUN!!” from the list of values and adding two values, environmental sustainability and decolonization. At the SAGM, multiple students expressed their…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

UVic-led graphic novel project aims to inform new generation about Holocaust

Over 70 years on from the Holocaust and with antisemitism rising across the globe, a UVic-led project aims to inform a new generation in order to prevent a repeat of…

Indigenous youth and allies stay overnight on B.C. Legislature steps, block intersections in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

After spending the night at the B.C. Legislature in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en after RCMP raids and arrests, more people showed their support by joining in a march at 8…

James Bay wolf celebrated by photographer for survival instincts on lonely island

Cheryl Alexander developed a unique bond with Takaya over the eight years the wolf lived on a nearby island. As an environmental and conservation photographer, Alexander frequently visited Takaya and…

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…