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Netherlands student housing

Could the Netherlands hold the solution to B.C.’s student housing problem? 

In 2019, I experienced a potential answer to the housing crisis facing students in B.C. — all I had to do was cross an ocean. 
Pet friendly housing

My pet shouldn’t make it harder to find a place to live

Landlords should place more trust in responsible pet owners, and there should be more communication between possible renters and landlords. Having a pet shouldn’t be an automatic deal breaker.

UVSS Director advocates for Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative

On Aug. 4, the City of Victoria held a public hearing which gave residents a chance to voice their opinions on the contentious Missing Middle Housing Initiative. Among those who…

Victoria’s housing crisis: An update and resources for students

Finding accommodations as a student this fall may prove complicated As we enter the third summer following the COVID-19 pandemic and as the dust seemingly begins to settle, the rental…
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Students left without housing as classes start

Unable to find housing, students ask whether or not to defer  For many students, starting school at UVic in September also meant finding housing in Victoria. In a city notorious…
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New student housing and dining complex on schedule for 2023 completion

On May 5, UVic showed off the construction of their new student housing and dining facilities to the media. The $232.4 million project, funded in collaboration with the provincial government,…
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Pandemic forcing UVic students to grapple with uncertain housing situations

Personal decisions, changing rental markets impacting how students secure roofs over their heads this fall amid COVID-19  On a mid-March morning, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and UVic officially moved…

“I didn’t stand a chance”: International students face discrimination in tight Victoria housing market

With a vacancy rate of 1.2 per cent and 78 per cent of UVic students living off campus, finding a place to live as a student in Victoria can be…

Proposed UVic downtown graduate student housing and condos to become hotel

The University of Victoria’s 2017 decision to build a a downtown condominium and graduate student housing complex on Broad Street has been reversed, and the three-storey property will converted to…

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