Congrats and welcome to UVic Law! My name is Ian Gauthier and I’m the President of the Law Students’ Society for the 2017-2018 school year. We have a big year planned and your colleagues and the faculty are really excited to meet you!
The Law Students’ Society is here to make your time at UVic Law some of the best years of your life. You can look forward to a variety of social and recreational activities that suit everyone’s interests: clubs, sporting events, arts and crafts, mixers, and live performances by your fellow students!
The Law Students’ Society is also here to support our students when the pressures of both student life and your personal life start to mount. We are very involved with the faculty to ensure the wellbeing of our student body. The LSS is involved in programs to assist you with your academic achievement, physical and mental health, equity and diversity initiatives, and student support services.
You may be nervous about starting school, I know I was, but I can say that there is no path I would rather have taken. You will spend your days surrounded by other intelligent, interesting, and inspiring people in a vibrant, collegial environment. We place a lot of value on our really unique community and are excited to have you join it! Victoria is a beautiful city and you will love your time here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t ever hesitate to message me or any other member of the LSS, we are happy to chat with you anytime! In addition, consider joining the “UVic Law 2020” Facebook group which will be a constant source of notifications, information, and laughs throughout the year.
I look forward to meeting all of you! Congratulations again, and see you in September!