UVSS UPDATES

UVSS Elections Nomination Period Extended

The nomination period for volunteer Directors at Large and the full-time position of Director of Events has been extended to March 3rd at 9am! All other positions are no longer open for nominations.

UVSS Win: International student bursary increase

Major win in international student advocacy! In response to the lobbying efforts, led by Sarina, UVSS Director for Outreach and University Relations and Dipayan, UVSS Director of International Student Relations, UVic has committed to increase the International Bursary by $200K. UVic is looking to further review and increase support for International work-study program!

UVSS participates in Lobby Days

Over this past week, February 12-19, the UVSS partnered with the Alliance of BC Students to lobby the provincial government on student priorities, including: investing in post-secondary education; building capacity of mental health services; ensuring graduate student access to non-repayable aid; supporting students with disabilities; and fighting sexualized violence. UVSS Directors met with Ministers and MLAs to make concrete recommendations and get commitments for action moving forward.

UVSS Win: COVID-19 Indicator on Transcripts

Great news! On Friday February 5th, the Senate approved the temporary transcript notation “This term took place during the COVID-19 pandemic” on all undergraduate and graduate transcripts for the 2020 Summer Session, 2020/21 Winter Session and 2021 Summer Session. Big thanks to Sarina, Director of Outreach, for her work in bringing this to fruition. It’s a great step towards greater peace of mind for students attending UVic in these incredibly challenging circumstances

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

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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 2020-2021 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.