Join us for You’re the Best-Fest

There’s still time to register for You’re the Best-Fest—a festival of celebration, appreciation and reconnection for UVic employees from May 9 to 13. If you can’t attend, visit the website to read stories about some of the amazing work that has happened across campus since March 2020. We appreciate you and the amazing work you do, and look forward to seeing everyone at You’re the Best-Fest! Events are free and open to all UVic employees. Interested in volunteering at the Thank You booth? Please email or sign up. Register for Best-Fest events today. We hope to see you next week!

Election of LTD Trust Management Excluded Member Trustee

The Long Term Disability (LTD) Trust consists of six (6) Trustees including three persons appointed by the university and three other persons, one of whom shall be elected by a vote of the Management Excluded employees of the university. An individual must be appointed to a continuing Management Excluded position, be a contributing member of the LTD Plan, and consent to the nomination in order to be eligible for election as a Member Trustee. Nomination information will be e-mailed to all eligible Management Excluded staff on Mon., Jan. 10th. The deadline to return completed nomination forms to Human Resources is Fri., Jan. 28th. Ballots and candidate biographies will then be distributed by mail to all Management Excluded employees on Thurs., Feb. 3rd with a deadline of return by Thurs., March 17th. The results will be communicated shortly thereafter. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cordelia Horsburgh, LTD Trust Secretary at (250) 721-8032 or

Federal Elections Notice

The federal election will take place on Monday, September 20, 2021. According to the provisions of the Canada Elections Act, employees working a normal day shift may leave to vote at 4 p.m., three hours prior to the polls closing at 7 p.m. University offices and services may close at 4 p.m. unless other arrangements have been made.

Flags lowered in honour of 215 Indigenous children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

The university flags were lowered on May 28 in memory of the 215 children whose bodies have been discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory. They will remain lowered until further notice.