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In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, UVic forms response committee

New coronavirus 2019-nCoV has infected more citizens worldwide than the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. While UVic takes action to support students and faculty, Canadian screening precautions consist of self-evaluation questionnaires…
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Saanich Council to bring controversial housing bylaw to public forum

Last month, Saanich Council voted down a motion that would see the city treat unrelated and related people living together the same way in regard to a controversial housing bylaw…
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UVic Free Speech Club to host Mayor Lisa Helps on campus

Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps will be speaking at an event hosted by UVic’s Free Speech Club tomorrow on campus. Although Bekesza claims they don’t allow speech that incites violence, it’s…

Tweetcap | Jan. 20 UVSS Board meeting

During the brief Jan. 20 meeting, the UVSS Board heard reports from directors and approved the agenda for the Semi-Annual General Meeting 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…

Aftermath of Vikes Rowing investigation brings new policy and initiatives to Vikes athletics

In the months since the allegations against Vikes Women’s Rowing Head Coach Barney Williams were brought to light, the Vikes administration has focused on supporting student-athletes, with less emphasis placed…

Panel discussion on B.C.’s DRIPA reveals the long journey from UNDRIP to Bill 41

A panel discussion at UVic’s First Peoples House on Jan. 16 brought together Indigenous speakers to discuss B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The conversation emphasized…
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New Public Interest Research Group conditionally accepted by UVSS

It’s been a long road to the formation of a new public interest research group (PIRG) at UVic, and it’s not over yet. Here’s a brief breakdown of the situation…

Three UVic students share how recent conflict with Iran touches close to home

Over the course of a few days, the world’s attention has turned to two countries in the Middle East — Iran and Iraq. While many students in Canada can look…