President’s Message: Three ways to make your voice heard this week

President’s Message: Three ways to make your voice heard this week

President’s Message: Three ways to make your voice heard this week 150 150 admin

Hello UCalgary,

Two important events are happening on campus this week: UCalgary’s Student Community Discussion, and the SU By-Election. Both of these events are excellent ways to get involved and be heard. Oct. 11 is also the final day to complete the student housing survey (link below).

UCalgary’s Student Community Discussion: Oct. 11 

UCalgary is hosting a Student Community Discussion on Oct. 11 from 1:30 – 2:30 in MacEwan Ballroom, and they want to hear what students have to say about affordability and all aspects of the student experience. Register to attend in person, or participate online.

This community discussion is part of a larger tuition consultation process leading up to a Board of Governors’ vote in December. UCalgary has released proposed tuition and fee increases for 2024-25, and is seeking student input through this event, a survey, and in several meetings with your SU representatives. We encourage you to review the proposed increases and complete the survey.

SU By-Election Voting Days: Oct. 11 – 13 

Are you, or do you know someone in the Faculty of Arts, Engineering, Nursing, or Veterinary Medicine? If you are in one of these faculties, now is your chance to elect your faculty representatives. The SU By-Election voting days begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. and remain open  until 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Voting is easy – log in through your student centre and follow the link.

Have your say in the future of on-campus housing: Oct. 11 

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 Quality Money and Sustainability Fund Deadlines 

Just one more reminder – have you heard of SU Quality Money? This program funds projects and programming that improve campus life. In the past, we’ve funded brilliant ideas like club scholarships, the SU Pride Scholarship, study space renovations, and free period products in Mac Hall. This year, we have combined the deadline with the SU Sustainability Fund. If you’ve got a big idea, apply for a one of these grants and make it a reality. The deadline is November 24. Need some inspiration? Check out the hundreds of projects we’ve funded already.

I’ll be back with another email later this week. 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,
Shaziah Jinnah Morsette

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