Dis/Orientation Days Archive

Check out our new DIS/Orientation Days Guide Zine!

at welcome events on campus like the President’s BBQ and Clubs & Course Union Days, UVSS Campus Kick-Off Events, and the VIPIRG Resource Room B122 in the SUB,

in PDF form here: DisorientationGuideOnlView

and in printable PDF layout here: DisorientationGuideFINAL

A collaboration between campus and community groups, coordinated by the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG),

DIS/Orientation Days aims to:

  • provide opportunities for students and the campus community to recognise how difference and power create discrimination and oppression in relationships on personal, university, and community levels;
  • build solidarity between advocacy and other organising groups on campus
  • connect students and the campus community with social and environmental justice action projects at UVic and in the greater community.

Events include:

  • workshops engaging students and community participants on a variety of current social and environmental justice issues- from introductions to anti-oppression concepts to sustainable lifestyle and organising skillshares;
  • film screenings and panel discussions connecting participants with community and activist organizations from on- and off-campus communities;
  • a social change tour of downtown Victoria and a tour highlighting the history of activism on campus;
  • a calendar of related on- and off-campus events during September;
  • the DIS/Orientation Social all ages concert, mixer, and sign-making party.
  • a DIS/Orientation guide zine for back-to-class and getting involved on local campaigns.
  • Advocacy group open houses.

Checkout these examples of similar events led by PIRG’S  on other territories:

 OPIRG Toronto- Disorientation Week 2012

QPIRG McGill/Concordia- School Schmool 12/13

WPIRG Waterloo- Disorientation Week 2012

NSPIRG Halifax- Rad Frosh (Alt 101) and Rabble.ca coverage

U of Ottawa- Alt 101 coverage