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UVSS elections sees lowest voter turnout ever, delayed Board nominations

“[E]lections aren’t cool,” reads this year’s UVSS electoral report — a document created by the independent Electoral Office to analyze the outcomes.

UVSS All Candidates Forum faces low attendance and limited disagreement

With most candidates acclaimed or running unopposed, contestation was low as referenda proponents push for quorum The All Candidates Forum is a staple of UVSS elections. Each year, prospective candidates…

Statement from the Editor regarding Hazam Nasir’s disqualification

Hazam Nasir has been disqualified from the UVSS Elections. Nasir was originally running for the Director of Student Affairs position. The UVSS electoral office ruled that he defamed his opponent,…
uvss student affairs

UVSS student affairs race heats up as candidate Hazam Nasir expresses reservations about sexualized violence training and advocacy groups on the board

Candidates present opposing platforms on key UVSS issues Two candidates are vying to be the next UVSS director of student affairs. Their platforms and stances on key issues, like advocacy…

UVSS referenda include questions on PIRG, OERs, sustainability, and tying UVSS fees to inflation

Referenda must receive a majority of votes and meet 15 per cent quorum to pass From March 24 to 26, UVic undergraduate students will be able to vote on five…

UVSS meets quorum, passes bylaw changes at SAGM

Board passes salary increase and changes to job descriptions for lead directors On Feb. 25, the UVSS held their semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) over Zoom. Amidst the colourful powerpoints and…
UVSS Resignations

UVSS year in review: advocacy wins, five resignations, and only two contested seats in upcoming election

Amidst the pandemic and personal difficulties, student participation at the highest level of student governance — the UVSS Board of Directors — is at an all-time low. The 2020-21 board…

UVSS candidates should focus their promises on achievable, and badly needed, ways of supporting students

From petting zoos to two-ply paper, we’ve seen enough empty promises We are about to enter the quietest UVSS election campaign yet. With on-campus chalking, in-person campaigning, slates, and cooperatives…

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…

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