Tomorrow, September 30th, is National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. The intention of the day is to recognize the ongoing harm caused by the colonial system to Indigenous communities, and to honour those lost to its violence. We recognize that the UVSS, as all colonial institutions are, is an imposition to the land of the […]
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*Content warning for queer, trans, and gender-based violence* Our hearts are with everyone affected by the violent and hateful act recently performed at the University of Waterloo. The UVSS condemns this incident in the strongest terms and recognizes that it highlights a concerning rise in anti-queer, anti-trans, and misogynistic hate and the normalization of it […]
June 21st is a day to celebrate the diverse communities of Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples across Turtle Island. It is a day to recognize, reflect and uplift the resistance of Indigenous peoples that continue to this day against ongoing settler colonialism. Settler colonialism is an ongoing system of power that perpetuates genocide, […]
*Content warning* This statement contains mentions of homophobia, transphobia, and queer trauma. Happy Pride Month, UVic! June is a time to celebrate the queer community while reflecting on our past and imagining our future. For those not a part of the community, it can be easy to look at the rainbow-coloured advertisements and parade floats […]
Dear University of Victoria Students, As a student union, we have always firmly defended the rights of students to be free from harassment and discrimination on our campus. We are making a statement in light of the acts of harassment directed towards the Ukrainian Students Society during UVSS Clubs and Course Union days. These acts […]
Mark your calendars! The Pride Annual General Meeting will be taking place on February 2, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. We are exclusively inviting current students in good standing to participate in the Pride AGM, either by joining us in person at the Michelle Pujol room or online via Zoom. Community members and […]
Dear UVSS Members, At the November 14th board meeting, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to dissolve UVIC Pride and hold their funding in trust, after requesting the resignation of the Pride Representative. This decision was made for the following reasons: A General Meeting had not been held in over a year and six months; […]
October 7th, 2022 British Columbia New Democratic Party Parliament Buildings Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1X4 Dear BCNDP, We, the students of the University of Victoria, are calling on your government to take rapid and radical action to address the ongoing housing crisis. New and current students are unable to access education or are being pushed […]