Tagged students’ union

Vacancies delegitimize student politics

May 23, 2017 — Another position in the Students’ Union is vacant after senate representative Julie Le resigned on May 18 to attend medical school. Congratulations aside, Le knew it was likely she would not be able to fulfill her role if elected, and this marks the second time in less than a year that…

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…

Students’ Union ratifies mental health advocacy policy

By Scott Strasser, April 12 2017 — Students’ Legislative Council ratified a policy on April 11 to ensure that mental health remains an advocacy priority for the University of Calgary Students’ Union. “Different items include advocating for sustained and increased funding from the government, as well as increasing accessibility and quality of wellness resources offered…

The SU must pay its employees fairly to promote its mandate

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2017 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is currently hiring part- and full-time positions for the upcoming summer and academic year. These include roles like Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program and Events Assistant. These positions are designed to be filled by students and require around 10–15…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

Bermuda Shorts Day returns to U of C campus

By Saima Asad, April 4 2017 — What better way to celebrate the last day of classes than not show up to any of them? Bermuda Shorts Day will invade the University of Calgary campus once again on April 12. The annual end-of-year celebration will take over Lot 32 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m….

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