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Gender empowerment centre, photo provided by Cristina Venturin.

UVic’s Gender Empowerment Centre fostering inclusion and community on campus

Tucked in the Student Union Building (SUB) is a cozy space where UVic students and community members relax in a safe, inclusive environment. The Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), located in…
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UVSS to close Student Union Building and temporarily terminate both salary and part-time staff due to COVID-19

As of 6 p.m. March 17, the UVSS has announced that it will close the Student Union Building to the public and stop all business operations as a precaution in…

Zap Copy gets a mural facelift

If you walk into Zap Copy today, you’ll see hand-painted bio-scenery splashed across a wall in the student-run print shop. The newest art mural at UVic, by Kay Gallivan, is…

VIPIRG terminates lease with UVSS, moves to Fifth Street office

On August 26, VIPIRG announced that they terminated their lease agreement with the University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) due to what they felt was an increasingly unsustainable partnership. The…

Final UVSS board meeting sees presentations on election report

On April 15, the 2018/2019 UVSS Board of Directors met for the final time to reflect on potential ways to improve UVSS elections and poli-sci gargoyles. The meeting consisted of…

The most diverse library in Victoria is inside the SUB

This library pales in size comparison to the towering bookshelves residing in the McPherson library or the vast foyer of the Law library. When you walk into the SOCC office,…

VIPIRG referendum fails

Yet results remain unofficial due to serious complaints to Electoral Office On Monday, Mar. 11, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Electoral Office released the unofficial results of the…

LETTER | UVSS referendum on VIPIRG sets terrible precedent

As a former University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) director, I’m appalled at the actions taken by the UVSS board in pushing through a last minute referendum to defund VIPIRG.…

Everything you never wanted to know (but probably should) about the UVSS

The multi-million-dollar question: Why should anyone care about student politics? With University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) elections right around the corner, you might be wondering what the point is…

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