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Student Union Building at UVic, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Your guide to voting in the upcoming UVSS election

Last year’s University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) election saw a significant drop in voter turnout. In 2021, 6.6 per cent of those eligible to vote participated, down from about…
CARSA building, photo by Myles Sauer.

CARSA booking system was a “disaster”

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s Feb. 15 COVID-19 update, most indoor capacity restrictions have been lifted, fitness centres among them.
Gender empowerment centre, photo provided by Cristina Venturin.

UVic’s Gender Empowerment Centre fostering inclusion and community on campus

Tucked in the Student Union Building (SUB) is a cozy space where UVic students and community members relax in a safe, inclusive environment. The Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), located in…
"... IS NOT Yes" graphic provided by Ministry of Advanced Education.

B.C. government relaunches campaign against sexualized violence

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced the relaunch of the “…Is NOT Yes” campaign to raise awareness for sexualized violence on post-secondary campuses in the province. The…

$1.5 million donation funds new UVic research chair in Indigenous mental health

In December, the University of Victoria (UVic) announced that they are creating a new research chair in the Department of Psychology: The Chief Mungo Martin Chair in Indigenous Mental Health.…

Métis Nation announces purchase of land for Métis centre in Saanich

The centre will be used for housing, child care, and community gathering In November, the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) announced that they had bought a plot of land…
Photo via North Park Neighbourhood Association on Twitter.

Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…
Seniors in a zoom call, photo by Shelley Brown.

ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…
Student walkout, photo by Kaya Martin.

UVic students organize walk-out, demand government action on gender-based violence

A group of students walked out of classes on the afternoon of Dec. 6 in support of survivors of gender-based violence. The energy was somber but resolute as the group…