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B.C. government, UVic EQHR release sexual violence reports

Two new reports on sexualized violence at UVic were released in October, one from the UVic Equity and Human Rights Office (EQHR) and the other from the B.C. provincial government.…
Elk Lake, where vikes rowing teams train

Women’s rowing coach Barney Williams resigns in mutual agreement with UVic

After multiple investigations, a lawsuit, and an alumni letter, Williams is moving on  UVic Women’s Rowing Coach Barney Williams has resigned in a mutual agreement with UVic. Since 2019, at…
5 days of action

UVic’s 5 Days of Action focuses on equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism

From Nov. 16-20, UVic’s 5 Days of Action presented a wide range of insightful workshops and virtual engagement sessions with UVic President Kevin Hall. Each day has an associated theme:…
Elk Lake, where vikes rowing teams train

Inside UVic’s investigations of Vikes rowing coach Barney Williams, and the 60 alumni calls to re-conduct them

Williams is still coaching, despite at least 17 known allegations, a pending lawsuit from a former Vikes athlete, and an alumni letter calling for more action from UVic By spring…
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Optional training is not enough: UVic needs to enforce accountability to tackle systemic racism

President Cassels’s anti-racism training announcement does little to end systemic racism at UVic UVic’s president, Jamie Cassels, recently announced an optional anti-racism training program for staff and students, stating that…
5 days of action

5 Days of Action aims to reduce harassment, discrimination on campus

UVic’s EQHR office hosted the second annual “5 Days of Action” week-long event earlier this month, inviting members of the UVic community to take concrete steps to end discrimination, harassment,…

Report on year two of UVic’s sexualized violence policy shows increase in reports, disclosures

Last month, UVic’s Office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) released a report on their second year of implementing their Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy. We’ve broken down the…

Falling through the cracks

Over the past year, some students feel the implementation of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy has left them without confidentiality, support, and protection   Three weeks into her first year at…

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which…