UVic students dump national federation

Undergrads at the University of Victoria last week voted to leave the Canadian Federation of Students.

Seventy per cent of voters, which accounted for more than 30 per cent of eligible students, rejected the referendum motion to stay affiliated with the Canada-wide student interest group.

Rajpreet Sall, the students’ society (UVSS) director of academics and the society’s appointee to the referendum committee, said the UVSS board of directors supported the idea of leaving the CFS.

“It stemmed mostly from the way the CFS has treated the society, and the interactions we’ve had with them,” she said.

The CFS is a national organization that offers a “united voice” to represent students interested to provincial and federal governments.

kslavin@saanichnews.com