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UVic music student organizes benefit concert celebrating Black composer

“It’s my heritage, and I want to share it” When the Black Lives Matter movement shook the world last summer, conversations about injustice and inequality often turned to institutions in…
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Robyn Maynard headlines 2021 UVic Humanities Literacy Week

This year’s Humanities Literacy Week aimed to centre BIPOC voices and non-traditional forms of humanities research.
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Three U.S. students speak about election and pandemic fears

While the political division and uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. might feel far away for many Canadians, these crises have real consequences for international students in Canada.
Chantal Moore protest, attendees raise fists in front of legislature

Three months later, Chantel Moore’s family continues to seek justice

Surrounded by friends and supporters, Chantel Moore’s family gathered once again on the steps on the B.C. Legislature to seek justice and advocate for replacing armed police officers with trauma-informed…
BLM protestors at Bastion Square, protecting ACAB slogan

Bastion Square “More Justice More Peace” mural protected by a protest after drawing complaints from VicPD over “ACAB” slogan

ACAB, “All Cops Are Bastards,” alludes to the systemic nature of police violence After collaborating with Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists on a mural reading “More Justice, More Peace,” city…
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Undergraduate-led initiative calls for greater action on equity, diversity, and inclusion by UVic’s Faculty of Science

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, two UVic undergraduate students noticed a marked absence of engagement with racism and its role in the world of science.…
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As Canadians post about Breonna Taylor, they often neglect opportunities to make change at home

This story discusses police killing Black people and police brutality. These elements may be difficult or traumatic for some folks to read. At the time of print, it has been…
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CSEC undergoing increased training, accountability measures after UVSS negotiations

Additional suicide intervention skills and Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training will be given to all CSEC officers Following two major peace rallies that brought thousands of people to Victoria’s downtown core…

“It’s not a welcoming space for us”: BIPOC students speak to their experiences on a mostly white campus

From the UVSS to the BoG and every level in between, students say BIPOC representation is needed If you’re a student at UVic, chances are high that most of your…