Tagged advocacy

Cannon, CAUS visit Students’ Legislative Council

By Tina Shaygan, October 3 2017 — The Oct. 3 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a 40-minutes presentation by University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon. She provided an update on the university’s Eyes High strategic plan, reflected on the past year and took questions from members of SLC. Cannon said that in…

Students’ Union advocacy needs to extend beyond elections

August 2, 2017 — With less than three months until Calgarians go to the polls, election season is in full swing. That means it’s advocacy season for the University of Calgary Students’ Union. SU vice-president external Shubir Shaikh is spearheading this year’s advocacy efforts, with a strong focus placed on secondary suites, public transit and…

SU begins advocacy push ahead of Calgary municipal election

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The Students’ Union is stepping up its advocacy efforts in advance of Calgary’s upcoming municipal election. With students and non-students alike going to the polls in October, the SU wants to inform candidates about issues affecting those that live, work and study at the University of Calgary. The…

CASA forms two-year partnership with Quebec Students’ Union

By Kiana Negahdari, April 27 2017 — For the first time, the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA) and the Quebec Students Union (QSU) have agreed to work together. The recently announced two-year partnership will open doors to advocate to Quebec Members of Parliament that CASA did not previously have access to. CASA approved pursuing…

Tuition freeze not black and white

On Oct. 19, the Alberta government announced a one-year extension to the tuition freeze through the 2017—18 academic year. Normally, tuition is tied to the National Consumer Price Index and changes are voted on by a university’s Board of Governors. But with the freeze extended into the upcoming academic year, there will be no increases…

Student lobby group pressures leaders on Parliament Hill

By Fabian Mayer, November 27 2014 — Student leaders from across Canada gathered in Ottawa last week for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ (CASA) annual advocacy week. CASA met with around 140 MPs, senators and policy-makers to push student interests at the federal level. “We had about 60 student delegates in attendance who were…

Federal student lobby group CASA sets their priorities for upcoming year

By Babur Ilchi, October 16 2014 — The lobby group that advocates for students at the federal level, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), have set youth employment, mental-health programs, federal loans, grant improvements and removing the in-study income exemption limit as their priorities for the year. CASA represents 22 student associations from across…

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