UVSS Win: International student work study budget increase
Following the previous major win in international student advocacy regarding international bursaries, UVic has now also committed to increase the International Work Study budget by $200,000 due to further review. The current UVSS Director of International Student Relations, Josh, is excited to confirm this news and to continue advocating for such international student supports.
Rent with Rights updates
Attention renters! Some important actions have come from the BC government to help protect renters: a rent freeze until the end of 2021, and some measures to prevent tenants being displaced from their homes due to illegal renovictions.
UVSS Director of Campaigns, Robin, has also been advocating to Oak Bay Council to increase the supply of housing options for students by legalizing secondary suites, and increasing the occupancy limit for the number of unrelated roommates (currently limited to three).
As UVic plans for a return to campus in the Fall, getting vaccinated is the one of the best and most efficient ways to reduce the spread, and protect our on and off campus community.
Join us on Thursday, July 15 from 5:00-6:30pm for our Community Immunity COVID-19 Townhall and Q&A on Zoom. Have questions about COVID-19 or the vaccines? We’ve got experts from 19toZero who will deliver a presentation and answer any questions you may have.
We also have some information and resources on our Community Immunity webpage. Check it out below.