We have lots going on in October so this will be the first of a few messages this month. For now, here is a quick round-up of upcoming events and important deadlines:
FOOD SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: FALL FOOD DRIVE AND SU SUPER STACK
October is Food Security Awareness Month at the SU, and there are lots of ways to participate.
- Fall Food Drive: You can make a donation in person or a monetary donation on our GoFundMe page
- SU Super Stack: meet us on Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Mac Hall North Courtyard with boxed food and hygiene products to stack our shelves for the winter.
- Food for Thought: an interactive presentation Wednesday, Oct. 25 in That Empty Space that will offer tips and tricks for navigating grocery shopping and basic food safety tips that every student should know. RSVP at https://forgle/PLX9gFB6LV7pANGTA
SU Q CENTRE OPEN HOUSE: OCT. 5
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 12 – 3 p.m. for our SU Q Centre Open House. Drop in for a tour, snacks and to learn about our programs!
September was a really busy month for your elected officials. After successfully lobbying City Council to adopt affordable housing recommendations, we are focused on campus next:
encouraging UCalgary admin to consider student feedback as they prepare their proposal for the next round of tuition and fee increases. We have specific asks with respect to tuition increases, international students’ tuition and value, and mandatory non-instructional fees (MNIFs). You can read about our advocacy efforts on our blog.
HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE FUTURE OF ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Residence Services wants to understand students needs with UCalgary’s housing options (both on- and off-campus). They are running a survey for all students currently attending UCalgary.
The deadline to submit your responses is Oct. 11, 2023.
SU BY-ELECTION: ARTS, SCHULICH, NURSING, AND VET MED
If you are in one of these four faculties, this is your chance to elect your faculty representatives. Nominations are in, and voting days are next week: Oct. 11 – 13. Get to know your candidates here.
CALLING ALL FUTURE TAX EXPERTS
The Volunteer Tax Program is looking to build its 2023 team. We provide volunteers with CRA training, experience in tax preparation, and lots of new friends. Learn more and apply here.
TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
It’s time to start thinking about your excellent teachers this semester. Do you have a prof or TA that goes above and beyond in your class? You should nominate them for a Teaching Excellence Award! It’s super easy: just complete the short online form. All nominations for fall classes need to be in by October 20.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH TUTOR TO HELP WITH YOUR CONVERSATION, READING, AND WRITING SKILLS?
The SU Students for Literacy program is offering free one-on-one tutoring for students and community members who would like to improve their English skills. Applications to be set up with a tutor are open now! To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Volunteer Services (Mac Hall – east end) to pick up an application form.
Last but never least, our friends from PALS will be back in That Empty Space on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. (lower level Mac Hall). Come and say hi!
I’ll be back with another email soon – there is always lots to share. In the meantime, the best way to stay up to date is to follow the SU on TikTok and Instagram at @SUUofC.
Your Students’ Union President