Over 40 different course unions represent UVic’s academic departments. Membership is open to students registered in any class of that department. Course unions plan academic events and social activities related to their area of study. Ask your department if there is a course union for your field of study. If there isn’t one, and you’d like to start up a course union in your department, to the Director of Student Affairs and Chair of Course Union Council.

The UVSS also has four Professional Development Unions (PDUs), which act as societies representing the interests of students in their particular faculty. The four PDUs are: Law, Engineering, Education, and Commerce.

Course Union Council (CUC)

Course unions and PDUs are able to access Academic Funding for on-campus academic events related to their area of study. Course unions and PDUs can also access Publication Funding for a publication related to their area of academic study. Publications exhibiting partisanship or religiosity are not eligible for the publication fund. To access these funds, course unions must complete and submit the forms located below by the deadline set by the Director of Student Affairs. Application will be brought to the second CUC meeting of the term, at which time the requests will be discussed and voted on by the Council. CUC is usually held the first Monday of each month. At these meetings, course unions are ratified and funding requests are discussed. One representative from each course union is required to attend.



Deadlines are subject to change. Contact affairs@uvss.ca with any questions, comments or concerns.

Travel Pool (Any Undergraduate Student):

  • Travel Pool applications are heard at the 2nd Course Union Council each semester (October 3rd)
  • Deadline: September 28th at 11:59PM.

Academic Fund (Course Unions and PDUs only):

  • Academic Fund applications are heard at the 2nd Course Union Council each semester (October 3rd )
  • Deadline: September 28th at 11:59PM.

Publication Fund (Course Unions and PDUs only):

  • Deadline September 28th at 11:59PM.


  1. All course unions must have at least one representative attend the Course Union Council meeting that they are seeking ratification at.
  2. Base funding is allocated at the first meeting of the term.
  3. All funding requests for Travel Pool,  Academic, and Publication will be decided on at the second meeting of the term.

 Summer Term

  • July 5 –SUB B028
  • August 1 – SUB B028

  Fall Term

  • September 12 – Cinecenta
  • September 12-13: Clubs and Course Union Days
  • October 1 – B025
  • November 5 – SUB Upper Lounge Board Room
  • December 3 – B025

   Spring Term

  • January 9 – Cinecenta
  • January 9-10: Clubs and Course Union Days
  • February 4 – Vertigo
  • March 4 – SUB Upper Lounge Board Room
  • April 8 – B025