How to Get Involved

Join a Committee

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

Attend Board Meetings

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

Volunteer with Us

We’re looking for many awesome volunteers throughout the year, and especially at the beginning of the term!

UVSS Statements

UVSS Statement – Freedom of Assembly and Expression on Campus

In recent months, there has been a notable rise in student protests across North America, including on campus encampments, advocating for university administrations to engage in humanitarian and ethical divestment– particularly around their university’s investments in Israel, which they see as contributing to an ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.

The UVSS remains committed to fostering a safe and inclusive campus environment and stands firmly against all forms of discrimination, including Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and Anti-Palestinian racism. We acknowledge both the protesters and those affected by the protest and recognize the importance of addressing the concerns of our diverse membership.  To assist students affected by ongoing events, we have compiled a list of resources, which can be accessed here

Click here to read the full statement.

UVSS Statement – Trudeau x UVic Budget Visit

On April 19th, we posted on our story voicing concerns regarding the visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, highlighting the 2024 Federal Budget. The press conference and subsequent Q&A session was held in the Center for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) on campus. We were not made aware of this event, as neither the Prime Minister nor the President’s Office communicated this visit to the UVic Students’ Society.

This visit to campus lacked significant student representation; no student organizations were present, and the students who were there were given limited time to prepare. Considering the impact of the Federal Budget on post-secondary students, this deliberate exclusion from important discussions and opportunities is unacceptable. Who better to advocate for student issues than students themselves?

Click here to read the full statement.

UVSS Statement for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! 

Today and every day, the UVSS seeks to serve students from an intersectional, feminist, and decolonial lens. We recognize that people continue to be marginalized on the basis of gender, and this impacts people differently depending on their identity and experiences.

We also acknowledge that to be a “woman” is not a singular or universal experience. We recognize and stand in solidarity with the diversity of experiences of womanhood — and how these experiences intersect with racialization, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and colonization.

Click here to read the full statement.

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.

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