Read on for information on the upcoming UVSS Board of Directors’ elections & referenda.
You can vote using any web browser from 9am, March 23rd – 5pm, March 27th (including the weekend!).
- All current undergrads are eligible to vote.
- You must be registered in the relevant faculty to vote for the respective Faculty Director.
- You must be a registered international student to vote for the Director of International Student Relations.
Learn more about the four referendum questions that will be on the ballot – and why their proponents think you should vote “yes”!
Read all about the candidates and their election priorities.
Make sure you get the right ballot: Check your faculty!
> Student Services > Program Declaration or Change.
Most of our members are located in Victoria, BC., the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities.
Many of us are settlers or visitors on land that was violently stolen from Indigenous peoples. The historical and continued dispossession of land threatens Indigenous peoples’ physical and emotional safety, cultural and linguistic growth, and basic and legal rights.
The Electoral Office organizes elections for students at the University of Victoria, but we, just like you, exist within a wider context of colonization. We encourage you to think about why you possess certain rights (like the ability to vote) while others may not, and why elected Directors are rarely Indigenous – or People of Colour, folks with disabilities, and other marginalized identities (both at the University and broader levels).
We are always open to feedback in order to critically evaluate our policy and processes. Deconstructing colonial systems and rebuilding equitable ones is uncomfortable, hard work, but we are ready.