With the Provincial Election set for Saturday, October 24, the Faculty Association has partnered with the other on-campus unions and the undergraduate and graduate student societies to host an All-Candidates Forum on Post-secondary Issues.   Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Where: Zoom, https://bit.ly/3753MSR​ Who: Annemieke Holthuis – Victoria Swan […]

A message from Lauren Matheson, the GSS representative on the Dean of Social Sciences Search Committee: Hello fellow graduate students,   I am serving on the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Search Committee as the Graduate Student Representative. The top three candidates have been selected and will be participating in virtual site visits over the coming weeks. […]

The GSS would just like to remind everyone that our Extended Health and Dental plans are in their annual Change of Coverage (Black Out) period. Every year, from September 1 to mid-October, the insurance plan goes into a period of blackout.  This means that during that time, no claims can be submitted to Pacific Blue […]

Grad Students: Be the GSS Grad Rep for your department!   “Grad Reps” are elected by and from graduate students in their academic unit to serve on the Graduate Students’ Society Graduate Representative Council (GRC).  Participating in YOUR students’ society could be one of the highlights of your graduate experience here at UVic!   What […]

The GSS is looking for a couple enthusiastic individuals to join our team! We are currently seeking an Executive Director and a Short Term Office Assistant. Please see our Work at the GSS page for details on both positions.

PARADES ARE CANCELLED. PRIDE IS NOT. Rob Higgins Pride will certainly not be the celebration we are used to this year. But never in my lifetime have we needed the spirit of Pride more. Let us not forget, this movement was birthed in protest by queer people of colour standing their ground against a culture […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day is this Sunday, June 21. While celebrations have changed due to COVID-19, there are still lots of great events happening online. Royal Roads has moved their annual event online (and extended the timeline to run June 19 – 26). It includes lots of great material and details can be found here: […]

This letter is also available as a PDF. Educational resources and calls to action in working against anti-Black racism General Working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources (created by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview?fbclid=IwAR1UEtxE5CBmvGjmVORr7DWAGKUirC5UJ66S89YbCOM1GiV7Ueg42TEpA-U&pru=AAABcp-m8_Y%2ANGgNVeFlBBUh0sVlD9w BLM-Protest Donation Information (American): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R5ml6a8TMSnparc_WU9m6dseHhaZmH3YzvLSr4m61f0/edit Justice in June (compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight) – an excellent starting point for […]

Due to COVID-19 restricting access to the campus, UVic has registered most students that would normally be on-campus as off-campus during the summer semester. As a result, students are not being charged for the UPass by default and you will need to opt in (if you want the bus pass, there is no obligation).  As […]

We have received several emails asking about using our insurance plans during the current pandemic. We realized that it might be useful to spread this information more broadly as there are certainly students with similar questions, who have not yet asked them. As such, our Health and Dental Coordinator prepared a document that outlines some of […]