The SUB has several affiliated organizations located throughout the building:
Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
AVP is your on-campus sexual assault centre. Trained volunteers and staff provide confidential emotional support, information and referrals to people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence, as well as to their friends, partners and family members. AVP also works with people who have assaulted or caused harm to another person on campus – this work is done in collaboration with Judicial Affairs & Student Advocacy Initiatives (a Division of Student Affairs). All the services are free of charge and you do not need an appointment to see a support worker. Additionally, AVP offers educational workshops, social action and awareness initiatives throughout the year. Please stop by the office to find out more about the programs and services, or to learn about volunteer opportunities with AVP.
Campus Community Garden (CCG)
The Campus Community Garden provides space for UVic students, faculty and staff to grow their own food. The garden is made up of 85 allotment plots, as well communal fruit and herb beds and “Giving Gardens” for volunteers and food bank donations. We also act as an urban agriculture and food security resource, providing gardening support and hosting workshops and events. Stop by our office in the SUB for more information or come get your hands dirty at the garden, located off Mckenzie Avenue and McCoy Road.
CFUV 101.9FM Campus/Community Radio
CFUV is UVic’s campus and community radio station. CFUV programming ranges from rock, hip hop and electronic to folk, jazz, multicultural and public affairs. CFUV is funded through a student levy, government grants and community fundraising. A large body of volunteers comprised of UVic students and community members help run the station, along with staff and work-studies. Students interested in volunteering are invited to visit the station, the website or phone during office hours. Previous radio experience is not necessary.
The Martlet, UVic’s independent student paper, is funded partially through students’ fees and is produced by an autonomous collection of students and staff. A new edition of the Martlet is available across campus and throughout Victoria every other Thursday during the fall and winter semesters. Interested in getting involved? Drop by the office or contact the editors.
The Office of the Ombudsperson is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for fairness. The Office provides undergraduate and graduate students with information about their rights and responsibilities, and helps them navigate UVic regulations and procedures.
The Ombudsperson receives inquiries and complaints from students, and can:
- facilitate communication between students and staff or faculty
- clarify options or gather information not easily accessible to students
- refer students to support services
- help find constructive ways of raising an issue
- assist in the use of appeal procedures
- investigate and make recommendations
Students for Literacy
Don’t judge a book by its cover? Neither do we! Students for Literacy is a UVic club that provides weekly classroom and Saturday reading mentorship to kids in Victoria, BC. We work in schools and on the UVic campus.
Students for Literacy are a UVSS volunteer group that work to promote literacy and life long reading in elementary and middle school students. Each year, our volunteers are pared up with their own young reader to mentor. Every Saturday during one of two sessions (morning or afternoon), volunteers and younger buddies meet for two hours to share healthy snacks, read books and play games. Students for Literacy also participate in a classroom program where volunteers can be paired up with a teacher to provide support in local schools. Students for literacy provides a safe, secure, and fun environment for children and buddies to interact, have fun and build reading skills. Participation in either program is an excellent way to get involved in the community and gain a valuable experience to put on your resume!
University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP)
The UVSP is a student-run organization that collaborates with the campus community to achieve a balance between what is ecologically necessary, socially desirable, and economically feasible. UVSP Board members discuss and vote on sustainable grants up to $500. In addition, board members lead and participate in sustainable events and initiatives such as Earthfest, Good Food Box, Pacific Mobile Depot, and Food Revolution Everybody Eats. For more information, please drop-by our office, e-mail us, or visit our website!
World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.