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124 cases of COVID-19 leads UVic to cancel all in-person exams

On the evening of Dec. 12, students and professors alike were shocked to learn that their scheduled in-person exams had been cancelled due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the…
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30 COVID-19 cases among UVic students after two social events

About 30 UVic students in varsity programs and in the Gustavson School of Business have tested positive for COVID-19 following two off-campus social events held last weekend. Island Health has…
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Greater Victoria Green Team cleans up Cunningham Woods

On a crisp, cold Saturday in late November, members of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) along with 28 volunteers set to work clearing Cunningham Woods, a 1-acre forested area…
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Vancouver Island facing supply chain issues, panic buying

Following catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley and southern interior of B.C. that damaged highways, provincial officials and produce suppliers are warning of delays for key goods such as milk…
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Newly-launched BACK program aims to support BIPOC students’ mental health

Belonging, authenticity, communities of care, and knowledge — these are the pillars of the new mental health initiative BACK that was launched to support BIPOC students at UVic. BACK is…
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Saanich Police Department expands presence on campus in response to Halloween parties

Students face stops, searches on campus Following Halloween parties on campus that saw fireworks launched into a crowd, Saanich Police Department (SPD) has increased its presence on campus during weekends.…
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UVic wards off phishing attack

In an email to staff and students, UVic's Associate Director of Desktop Support Services (DSS) David Street said that anyone who receives the email should avoid clicking the link and…
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UVic has set up more flu clinics after running out of vaccine

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, the provincial government is urging people to get vaccinated against influenza, more commonly known as the flu. While COVID-19 restrictions…
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UVic Foundation announces new responsible investing policy

The UVic Foundation has announced that their equity portfolio no longer invests in companies involved in the extraction and processing of coal, oil, or natural gas.