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UVic’s divestment shouldn’t come as a surprise

UVic’s divestment of $80 million from the Working Capital Fund was a welcome surprise for many. One year into their ten-year responsible investment policy, the board of governors announced a…
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“President Hall, Time to Divest” reads temporary mural on campus

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, around a dozen members of Divest UVic assisted artist and alumni Emily Thiessen in painting a 14-foot mural on the ground outside the doors of the…
One of the main buildings within Ring Road is being renamed to honour the outgoing UVic president, Jamie Cassels. Cassels worked at UVic for 40 years and will move on in November, with Kevin Hall taking over as president.

University Centre renamed Jamie Cassels Centre, as Cassels retires from UVic

One of the main buildings within Ring Road is being renamed to honour the outgoing UVic president, Jamie Cassels. Cassels worked at UVic for 40 years and will move on…

Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley elected student representatives for UVic Board of Governors

The results are in — the newly elected student representatives for the 2020-21 UVic Board of Governors are Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley. Although voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on…
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UVic passes new investment strategy amid Divest UVic protest

This morning the UVic Board of Governors (BoG) passed a motion on the Responsible Investment policy, which proposes reducing the "carbon intensity" of their short-term investment and bonds portfolio by…

LETTER | Peaceful protests on campus

"Activities on campus by any persons is not considered a security threat except in the most serious circumstances," writes Keith Cascon, Security Manager with UVic Campus Security. "If that phrase…
Protesters gathered outside the Michael Williams Building on Dec. 3. Photo by Joshua Ngenda, Photo Editor

UVic Campus Security officer photographs Divest protesters outside Michael Williams Building for “personal interest”

On Dec. 3, students were photographed taking part in a pro-divestment protest outside of the Michael Williams Building — many without their consent — by Campus Security Manager of Parking…

Divest UVic blocks university executives and administrative staff from accessing the Michael Williams Building

“We feel that the administrators who work in this building are a threat to the security of our future,” said Juliet Watts, Divest BC Chair. “So, we’re not allowing them…

Students barred from entering Michael Williams Building, labelled a “security threat” after Board of Governors meeting and protest

Shortly after a student rally for UVic’s divestment from fossil fuels at the Nov. 26 Board of Governors meeting, seven students walked to the Michael Williams Building to deliver letters…