PIRG, OER referenda fail to meet quorum during online fall electoral event

Despite a majority of “yes” votes, only 5.9 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots  During the UVSS fall electoral event, students voted on introducing an open educational resources…

Tweetcap: Referenda proponents make their cases for Open Educational Resources, end to PIRG fee at Oct. 30 forum

On Oct. 30, a UVSS Electoral Office forum gave proponents of the upcoming referenda a chance to introduce themselves and dive into their referendum questions. From Nov. 4-6, students will…

Three referenda in upcoming UVSS fall electoral event, but no in-person campaigning

Voting in the fall electoral event will take place online from Nov. 4-6. Campaigning will be entirely online, due to COVID-19. In order for the referendums to pass, they must…

UVSS ELECTIONS | All Candidates Forum sees Directors-at-Large discuss plans for mental health, divestment initiatives

UVSS election week kicked off with an All Candidates Forum Monday afternoon in the SUB, with referendum proponents and candidates running for Director-at-Large positions sharing the stage in a two-hour…

UVSS ELECTIONS | Open educational resources referendum

A referendum question on the ballot in this year’s UVSS elections will ask students if they are willing to establish a fee levy to support the creation of open-source textbooks.…


Tuqa Al-Mosawi wants to increase the student fee levy for the World University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program that brought her to Canada. The program sponsors refugees who cannot…
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LETTER | From the VIPIRG Board of Directors

Moving beyond student politics Regarding the UVSS election and the VIPIRG referendum, we, as the board and staff of VIPIRG, would like to thank the University of Victoria student body…

A quick guide to voting in the UVSS elections

Voting in the UVSS elections is open from today until Friday at 12 p.m. The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) controls $14 million per year to run businesses, services, and events…

UVSS ELECTIONS | Peer Support Centre referendum

This March, students will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum that would establish a fee to fund the Peer Support Centre (PSC), a student-run mental health resource that…

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