UVSS UPDATES

UNDERGRADUATE U-PASS (BUS PASS)

Heads-up! Not all students are automatically charged for the bus pass this year! Make sure you’ve got one by opting in.

UVSS Student Hamper Program

In lieu of the regular food bank services offered to students in the Student Union Building, the Food Bank, in partnership with the UVSP and UVSS Board will be offering hampers for UVic Students. We are excited to be able to continue to offer the important services of the food bank to UVic students and their families throughout this time.

The hampers will contain food items, as well as some household items, safer-sex supplies and the option for menstrual products.

UVSS and #BlackLivesMatter

The University of Victoria Students’ Society stands with Black and Indigenous communities and People of Colour in the United States, Canada, and around the world. We are actively exploring avenues for unlearning and eliminating systemic racism within our governance and operations, starting with all Directors undergoing anti-racism training on June 22nd.

How to Get Involved

Committees

Check out our committee schedule and a description of what committees are. These are all open committees, so you can just pop on in!

Board Meetings

We have board meetings every two Mondays at 6pm, which are live streamed via our Facebook page. You can see past minutes and upcoming agendas, too.

Newsletter

Stay up to date with your best resource as a student at UVic.

Recent Features

Introducing the UVSS COVID-19 Resource Hub

The UVSS is proud to represent all 19,000 members at UVic, but we recognize that COVID-19 requires additional specialized supports. We’ve compiled them all in one place for you, and will add info as the provincial and federal governments release information and we become aware of great resources for students.

Accessibility in COVID-19

On June 8th, the UVSS Board of Directors sent an open letter to UVic respectfully requesting changes to UVic’s COVID-19 response.

Learn More

Meet your 2020-2012 Board of Directors

The Board is the collective decision-making body for the Students’ Society. They organize events, provide services, and advocate for students. Board members are elected annually and are accountable to the 18,000+ undergrads they represent.

Learn More

Health and Dental Plan

Who’s Covered?

Undergrad students who are members of the UVSS and are registered in at least 3 units of on-campus classes in September or January including co-op or distance students are automatically covered by the UVSS Enhanced Health & Dental Plan.

Two Coverage Options?

UVSS Members now have access to a flexible benefit model that offers students two different coverage options, the Enhanced Plan (higher coverage at higher cost) and the Basic Plan (lower coverage at lower cost).

Change of Coverage

Choose your coverage plan , mix and match portions of both, or opt out during the Change-of-Coverage Period each year.

  • Fall: August 24th to September 22nd
  • Winter: December 22nd to January 22nd

See studentcare.ca for more info.