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Student Groups and Resources : University of Victoria Students’ Society
All undergraduate students at the University of Victoria are members of the UVic Students' Society (UVSS). The UVSS is a social justice- based non-profit run by students and is separate from the University. The UVSS bolsters student voices and responsibly represents them to multiple levels of government, university policy makers and other post-secondary institutions and student organizations. The UVSS advocates for student issues including post-secondary funding, public transit, sexualized violence prevention, campus sustainability, mental health, and affordable housing.
Through the UVSS, students participate in political advocacy campaigns, clubs and course unions, conferences, dance parties, and other events in the SUB and broader community. Other ways to get involved include: voting in student elections, attending UVSS general meetings volunteering with Campaigns, Events, or Finance & Operations committees, and running for the UVSS Board of Directors, or UVic Senate and Board of Governors. Becoming an active member of the UVSS enables students to enrich their educational experience and to fight for student issues at UVic and across Canada.
Gender Empowerment Centre (formerly the Third Space Women's Centre)
The Gender Empowerment Centre is a collectively run drop-in centre open to all self-identified women, non-binary and gender non-conforming students and community members. The GEM Centre provides a space to organize, access resources, attend workshops, network with like-minded folks, and study or relax. The GEM Centre is committed to anti-oppressive education and activism, and provides workshops and events on topics from sexual health to harm reduction. To get involved or to learn more about us, check out our website, drop by our space, or attend a collective meeting!
The Martlet is UVic’s independent student newspaper, available online <martlet.ca> and in print. New issues are distributed every other Thursday on campus and throughout Greater Victoria. The Martlet is written by students and is editorially and financially independent. Students interested in volunteering are invited to visit or call the Martlet Office.