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SU View: SU General Election on its Way

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It is that time of year again. The Students' Union election is fast approaching and it is almost time to head to the polls to elect the student leaders for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Many students seem to not understand the role the SU plays in our day to day lives on campus. Their influence stretches from MacEwan Hall to concerts to political lobbying. Hard work on the part of our representatives led to the implementation of the tuition freeze and various other policies that have saved students their hard earned money.

With such a broad influence there are many opportunities for students looking to become elected to the Students' Union. Faculty Representatives do much of the footwork within their faculty and are instrumental in projects concerning student spaces and the quality of education as well as aiding students in various appeal processes. The four commissions handle large portfolios that enhance the student experience both on and off campus.

The Academic, Events, External, and Operations & Finance Commissions play important roles in dealing with university administration, various levels of government, providing fun activities for all students, and managing the budgets to fund these programs while operating all the services found in MacEwan Hall.

Most important is your ability to influence who can take on these important elected roles within the SU. Please exercise your right to vote on February 13-15, 2007.

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