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Last Chance to Nominate Your Prof (and other stuff) !
Hello UCalgary students!
I hope that you’re all enjoying your reading week.
Have you nominated a deserving professor or TA for a Teaching Excellence Award yet? All you have to do is fill out an online form – it takes less than five minutes and it’ll feel so good to recognize someone who has brightened your experience at the University of Calgary. The deadline is this Friday, February 22 so don’t delay!
When you’re back next week, the first thing you’re likely to notice is that that campaigning for the 2019 SU General Election is in full swing! This is an important time of year because it’s when you’ll be able to select who represents you and your needs next year. There is also a referendum question about the fees you pay that support the SU’s Volunteer Services. It’s important to make an informed decision, so check out all the candidates’ platforms and referendum background info. There are also several public forums planned over the next couple of weeks for various candidates. Voting days are March 5-7 and you can do it online from https://my.ucalgary.ca.
Did you know that the demand for emergency food hampers has doubled over the past few years? The Students’ Union Campus Food Bank needs your help during the Spring Food Drive to keep providing food hampers to community members in need. March 11 – 14, campus groups (clubs, departments, units, any team of your choice) will compete to collect the most monetary and food donations. Tables will be provided to groups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around Mac Hall to collect donations. Did we mention that there is a grand prize of $350 as well as other prizes? Participation looks great on award applications, so get your team together and sign up! To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 4.
Lastly, start thinking about whether you’ll need help doing your taxes this year. Once again, the SU will offer its popular and free tax filing services to help you out. The Volunteer Tax Program clinic opens on February 25.
President, University of Calgary Students’ Union