student elections

What the Board of Directors accomplished this year

With great potential comes great responsibility — and the occasional mishap. For the current UVSS board, this last year had both. So, as election day draws near, we ask the question: how…

UPDATED: Candidate accused of racism; accuser’s legitimacy questioned

A Unite UVic candidate has been accused of racism after screenshots surfaced Monday showing a conversation that allegedly took place between the candidate and a UVic student, though evidence suggests…

What you should know about this election’s referenda

It’s election time — a time for student politicians making vague promises and a general sense of apathy from the student population. But this election also brings two referendums for the student…

The Martlet Podcast—Episode 1

For our first episode, we sat down with the three candidates for Director of Outreach and University Relations running for election on Mar. 3, 2016: Brontë Renwick-Shields (Unite UVic), Ben Lukenchuk…

UVSS Elections hears complaints against Encompass UVic

The UVSS student elections have proven fertile ground for controversy, as two anonymous complaints targeted at Encompass UVic were filed with UVSS Elections last week. One was dismissed, but the…

To the UVSS nominees . . . 

It’s that time of year again: current student executives weigh their options, considering recommitting to jobs they may have learned to do; the optimistic, the power hungry, and occasionally the…

Lack of school spirit a downer, but not without cause

Nov. 26, 2015 might seem like eons ago to most students, but for UVic Pride it may still sting. On that day, the school-wide referendum on a proposed fee increase…

The UVSS—Robin Hood in reverse?

David Foster was a UVSS director-at-large in 2011-12.   The UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) constitution states that the society’s purpose is to organize students democratically; advance students’ rights and representation;…

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