YPY

Why Youth Protecting Youth should no longer be a club on campus

On Feb. 22, UVic students woke up to a snow-covered quad—but it was hardly noticeable under the sea of pink and blue flags planted by Youth Protecting Youth as part…

Abortion: everyone’s right and nobody’s business

A response to the YPY demonstration For the second time in only a few months, University of Victoria students are protesting anti-abortion demonstrations on the university campus. Youth Protecting Youth…

Two students almost arrested at latest YPY protest

CSEC, Saanich PD called once students started taking down flags Youth Protecting Youth’s latest demonstration was even more visually striking and ended even more dramatically than the first, with two…

Fighting with flags

Why dismantling a demonstration isn’t the same as dismantling an argument The space that exists between the sides of the abortion debate is one that has never been easy to…

Campus reacts to YPY demonstration

YPY president disappointed with removal of flags As students trickled back onto campus from their holidays, Thursday Nov. 16 might have been just another sleepy autumn morning  had it not been…

UVSS criticizes UVic’s handling of YPY demonstration

UVic apologizes for failing to provide timely notification In a Facebook post published the day after campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) held a public anti-abortion demonstration in the quad…

What are those flags in the quad?

Five hours after they were planted into the quad grass, 10 000 flags were removed by students demonstrating against Youth Protecting Youth, UVic’s anti-abortion club. Students arriving back on campus…

Supreme Court dismissal concludes student club legal battle

On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dealt a final blow to a UVic pro-life student cub in its extensive legal battle with the university. The UVic club…

Judge rules in favour of UVic in recent YPY lawsuit

UVic’s pro-life group, Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), faces a legal setback after a B.C. Supreme Court ruling last week. In 2013, the group was denied the booking of an outdoor…