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A tricky road ahead for the Students’ Union

By Ashar Memon, April 25 2019 — Tuesday night in MacHall. Tucked away behind the Information Desk, the MacHall Executive Council Chambers are the scene of a weekly meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, the governing body of the University of Calgary Students’ Union. Inside, faculty representatives are about to vote on a resolution to…

76th SLC draws to a close at busy final meeting

By James Falls, April 13 2019 — At the April 9 meeting of the Students Legislative Council meeting, the final one of the winter semester, Students’ Union officials and faculty representatives discussed a University of Calgary senate report and evaluated the SU’s sustainability efforts. U of C senate representatives Alisha Gordon and Jonah Secreti delivered…

SU executives present trimester reports at penultimate SLC

By James Falls, April 6 2019 — Executives of the 76th Students’ Legislative Council delivered their final trimester reports at their meeting on April 2, where they announced that all goals on the reports were either already completed or being transitioned to their successor on the 77th council. SU president Sagar Grewal’s trimester report, spanning…

SU expands Refugee Student Board after club dissolution

By James Falls, March 28 2019 — The Students’ Union’s Refugee Student Board will take on greater responsibilities following the dissolution of a student club and changes to the board’s terms of reference passed by the Students’ Legislative Council. The program has existed since 1986, as a partnership with the World University Service of Canada…

SLC approves SU Strategic Plan at March 12 meeting

By James Falls, March 15 2019 — At a March 12 meeting, the Students’ Legislative Council unanimously approved an updated Strategic Plan and a new open educational resources (OER) advocacy policy. Vice-president academic Jessica Revington addressed concerns surrounding the language used in the Strategic Plan. Social work representative Marissa Bennett had previously questioned the absence…

Stagnant Den sales prompt strategy shift

By Ashar Memon, March 8 2019 — Sales at The Den & Black Lounge have decreased over the past few years, according to the Students’ Union, who attribute the decline to a sluggish economy and decreasing alcohol sales. Since 2015, overall sales have slumped by 4.7 per cent. The SU says the trend reflects the…

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