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Saudi Arabia–Canada diplomatic dispute jeopardizes students

Saudi government withdraws scholarships, tells foreign students to leave Canada Some students at the University of Victoria may struggle to continue their studies at UVic this fall after news broke…

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss…

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human…

UVSS reports reasons behind $26 000 elections budget deficit

Board agrees to focus on policy to mitigate spending in the future When Director of Finance and Operations Curtis Whittla announced that the UVSS Elections Office was $23 000 over budget…

2017–2018 Elections budget ran a $23 000 deficit, UVSS reports

Cause of the overspending still unclear, Director of Finance and Operations says In an executive report at the latest UVSS board meeting on Monday, June 18, Director of Finance and…

The UVSS June meetings: a Tweet-cap

June 4: Perhaps the biggest tension to come out of the first UVSS Board of Directors meeting of the month came not from the directors themselves, but from a spelling…

The good, the bad, and the hairy: the horse-drawn carriage debate rages on

Video re-ignites old question of whether horse-drawn carriages should be banned Horse-drawn carriage rides have long been a controversial topic on the downtown streets of Victoria. From angry honking drivers, to…

UVic look for feedback on proposed student housing designs

In the middle of a week of celebration for the graduating class of 2018, plans to welcome the next batch of undergraduate students to campus were already in the works.…

Martine Conway, long-time UVic Ombudsperson, retires after 19 years

Not many people know about UVic’s ombudsperson office. Come to think of it, not many people even know what an ombudsperson is for that matter. Generally speaking, the position is…