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SU View: It's time to diversify

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Sitting in class, walking through MacEwan Student Centre, and glancing at the list of over 190 student clubs, it's not hard to see the University of Calgary is home to a diverse range of students, with a variety of needs and interests.

In our efforts to recognize, include and support a complete range of student backgrounds, circumstances and experiences, the Students' Union is developing a diversity policy. This document will guide us in promoting inclusivity and respect for diversity within our organization and the student population. The first step is talking to students. That's where you come in.

The Students' Union is currently seeking representatives for our Student Advisory Council and we want you to be a part of it! The Student Advisory Council is designed to provide students with the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas to their student representatives. SAC will explore how the SU and the U of C currently address student needs and issues. We will also look at how our events and services can better represent our diverse student population through open discussions, presentations and online communication.

We would like to invite all undergraduate students to join SAC, and provide us with a unique and informed perspective on issues relevant to them.

Members of SAC will also have the opportunity to:

• Give us general feedback on SU events and services;

• Inform the development of the SU's diversity policy;

• Tell us what you need and want from your SU;

• Answer questions like:

-What do you know about the Students' Union?

-What do we do well?

-What could we do better?

-Are there any services or events you feel are missing?

• Hear about what the SU is doing for you and how you can get involved.

Join us for our first meeting on Wed., Nov. 5, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in MSC Council Chambers.

Please RSVP to suvpfin@ucalgary.ca or 220-3907. We look forward to hearing from you!

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