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An exciting SU announcement (plus some other info you should know)!
I’m Sagar Grewal, your SU President and I’ve got a few quick updates on some important things happening around campus.
First, I’m excited to announce that the Government of Alberta is proposing legislation that would limit future tuition increases to not exceeding the rate of inflation. The SU has been advocating for predictable tuition for many years and we’re glad to have finally achieved this as students will be able to better plan for the cost of their education. The government will also be extending their tuition freeze for another year. Check out this website for more information on the newly proposed legislation.
As stress ramps up on campus it’s important to remember to take of yourselves. The SU offers some great, free options to help you unwind:
- Free fitness classes in That Empty Space three days a week, every week – yoga on Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and piloxing on Wednesdays at noon. We provide all the equipment, so you don`t have to!
- Pet Therapy, where we bring in therapy dogs once a month to help you forget all your worries, is happening again on Nov. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in That Empty Space.
- Stress Buster: Mindfulness and Mental Health in That Empty Space on Nov. 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join VP Student Life Nabila Farid and guest facilitator Allan Donsky for a mindful break from your midterms! This month’s activity is painting, and snacks are provided.
Get into the holiday spirit early and help the SU Campus Food Bank! During the Holiday Food Drive (Nov. 19-21), SU Clubs will be collecting monetary and food donations at tables throughout Mac Hall. Register by Nov. 14 to compete. You can also help student families in need have a happy holiday by participating in the Adopt-a-Family program. The deadline to register is Nov. 16.
Did you know that the SU runs the Q Centre, the only resource centre for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies on campus? They run tons of amazing programs and events throughout the year, like the Q Centre Pride Scholarship. This SU Quality Money initiative recognizes individuals committed to the queer community. Check out their website or Facebook page for more information. Scholarship applications are due on Nov. 20.
If you’ve got a big idea about improving campus, you too can apply for a SU Quality Money grant and make it a reality. The deadline is Nov. 30, so apply today!
There will be an Olympic plebiscite advance voting station in Mac Hall on November 7. It’s going to be in the SAR Lounge, which is the open space right beside the Q Centre, and will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information on how to vote, check out the city’s website.
Finally, the13th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is happening on Nov. 27-29 with events across campus. We`ve made a lot of changes to the programming this year, so check out the online schedule. The main event, which includes presentations and a research showcase, will be on Nov. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Mac Hall. Swing by and be inspired by what undergrads just like you have been researching.
Good luck with midterms and studying!
President, The Students’ Union