September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This new statutory holiday, also known as Orange Shirt Day, was established to recognize lives lost to and survivors of residential schools across so-called Canada. As students who work and study at an educational institution, the UVSS Board acknowledges the connection our education […]
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June is National Indigenous History Month, and today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Today, the UVSS Board recognizes the beauty, strength and knowledge of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. We especially recognize the W̲SÁNEĆ and Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples of whose lands we do our work and our learning on. If you are on or near the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 UVIC STUDENTS’ SOCIETY ENDORSES STUDENT WALKOUT FOR CLIMATE Students at UVic to join September 27th Global Climate Strike. Victoria, BC – The UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors unanimously voted in favour of endorsing the UVic Student Walkout to join the Global Climate Strike at 11am on Friday, […]
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 JUNE 2019 UVIC STUDENTS’ SOCIETY STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE UNIST’OT’EN Elected student leaders at the University of Victoria join international call for solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Victoria, BC – At a June 17 meeting of the UVSS Board of Directors, elected student leaders voted unanimously to take a […]