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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…

SU calls for university residence property tax exemptions

By Scott Strasser, January 30 2017 — Last year, every student living in residence at the University of Calgary paid around $255 in property taxes — and the Students’ Union wants to change that. As part of their municipal advocacy priorities, the SU will push for the city to exempt U of C residence buildings…

Students’ Union sets municipal advocacy priorities

By Zarif Alibhai and Scott Strasser, January 19 2017 — With the Calgary municipal election next October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union has set their municipal lobbying and advocacy priorities. SU vice-president external Tristan Bray presented the union’s priorities for city issues at Students’ Legislative Council on Jan. 17. A highlight of the SU’s…

Students’ Union holds second Lobby Training Program

By Scott Strasser, October 27 2016 — The Students’ Union held their second annual Lobby Training Program on Oct. 26, giving University of Calgary students a peek into the world of student-government relations. The Lobby Training Program started last year as one of former SU vice-president external Romy Garrido’s platform points. The goal of the…

Student loan applicants could increase 10 per cent in Alberta

By Scott Strasser, September 20 2016 — As the economic downturn continues to plague Alberta, more post-secondary students are taking out loans to ease the financial burden. According to Student Aid Alberta, the province projects a 10 per cent increase in student loan applicants this year. “It’s correct to say we are seeing the applications…

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