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COVID-19 Support Bursary will be phased out after giving over $1 million to students

Students received between $500 and $1 500 each, but some found the process confusing and delayed UVic’s COVID-19 Support Bursary was an attempt to offer students some much-needed assistance at…
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UVic announces undergraduate classes will be “predominantly online”

Many undergraduate students won’t be returning to in-person classes in the fall as UVic will provide “predominantly online” instruction. Further clarification will come with the fall timetable at the end…

Trudeau’s $148 million plan for international students is about dollars, not diversity

Last month, the Trudeau government outlined a $148 million five-year plan to diversify global recruiting efforts. But this policy announcement isn’t really about improving diversity on campus — it’s a…

Ford’s OSAP cuts and tax breaks hurt working class students

I am one of the thousands of Ontario students who woke up shocked in early June to discover that Doug Ford's OSAP had cut my financial aid by $9 000.…

It’s time to really protest, UVic

Students must get radical to stop ever-rising tuition fees With it being the Martlet’s 70th anniversary, we’ve been doing a lot of digging through archives. What’s remarkable is how similar…

Board of Governors approves budget, 20% hike for incoming international students

Ignoring the shouting from the 50 or 60 students gathered outside the University Centre and eventually inside the Senate Chambers, the UVic Board of Governors passed their 2018–2019 budget which…

B.C. students pay tuition, Ontario students don’t

This fall, some University of Victoria students are having their tuition paid by the province — the province of Ontario. This is the inaugural semester of the Ontario Student Grant, an initiative…

International students thrilled at prospect of tuition hikes

According to a recent poll commissioned by the UVic Board of Governors, 97 per cent of UVic’s international students reported feeling “moderately excited to completely thrilled” about the increase in…

EDITORIAL: Tuition hikes leave international students with a mountain to climb

Last week, the UVic Board of Governors approved a $356-million balanced operating budget for the next year. As part of that budget, the university is implementing a six per cent…

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