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NEWS UNSETTLED | Understanding Unist’ot’en Part II

Understanding the weight and consequences of the situation on Wet’suwet’en land requires nothing less than diligent and critical research into Canada’s founding and the convictions of the settlers who justified…

Why we need to pay attention, Jody Wilson-Raybould isn’t the only one

If Wilson-Raybould couldn’t escape the circumstances plaguing her career, think about how many Indigenous women are currently in a workplace situation that demotes them, fires them, or forces them to…

EDITORIAL | Money can’t buy a rich learning environment

On March 26, the UVic Board of Governors is planning to raise international student tuition fees once again, this time by 15 per cent. When the cost of university is…

Waiving interest on student loans makes education more accessible

The B.C. NDP has kept their 2017 campaign promise: ending interest payments on provincial post-secondary student loans. The government’s announcement is a crucial step forward for making post-secondary education more…

LETTER | To the UVic Board of Governors on international tuition hikes

I am writing in advance of your March 26 meeting, [having] learned that UVic is proposing to increase the tuition fees of international students. At a time when xenophobia, racism,…

UVic’s engineering program is a recipe for burnout

If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you have someone in your life who suffers from what I like to call “engineering studentitis.” Those who suffer from this…

NEWS UNSETTLED | These lands aren’t free

The Native Students Union regular column Canadian colonialism is not merely a historic event or relic of the past. It is an ongoing process that continues to negatively impact Indigenous…

Union or bust: BuzzFeed Canada joins U.S. in unionizing

If you follow any BuzzFeed employees on Twitter, your feed was likely flooded with Tweets about people being laid off around the end of January. The company let go of…

Decriminalizing sex work is a better solution

A response to “It’s time to legalize prostitution in Canada” It’s not time to legalize prostitution in Canada. It’s time to listen to what sex-workers’ rights groups are saying. And…