Surveys, Saddledome, and SU Elections

January 14, 2016  |   Found in Advocacy // News

PrintWelcome back for the winter semester U of C students – this is your Students’ Union (SU) president with a quick update on everything you need to know for this term. I’ll keep it brief, but check the links if you want more info.

First up –Take the annual SU Survey now and enter to win one of two hundred $10 vouchers to use in MacHall! We’re looking for YOUR feedback on the SU’s programs and services and want to know what we can do to make the student experience even better. Your opinion matters! Take it now and tell a friend:

Clubs Showcase – There are now more than 300 clubs that are part of the SU family. On Jan. 18-21 come to the north and south courtyards in MacHall and check out some of the clubs on campus that bring together people who share similar interests and passions. Whether you’re into anime or snowboarding, burning it up on the dance floor or fighting social injustice, chances are there’s a club for you! For more information:

Next Thursday is the annual Crowchild Classic at the Scotiabank Saddledome, complete with the full in-game Flames experience. Cheer on both the men’s and women’s hockey teams as we take on the MRU Cougars in the ultimate cross-town smack-down. We’re giving away some cool items to 600 lucky students that night. Make sure to wear red to show your U of C pride! Free tickets are available – check for pick up locations.

Lastly, have you ever thought about running for a position in the SU? The SU is a great place to gain professional experience, connect with your faculty, and influence university policy. Make your mark and run in the 2016 SU election to be an advocate for students and make connections with students and faculty.  Nomination packages will be available Monday, Jan. 25 and must be dropped off during nomination days, Feb. 8 -10, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  You can get all the information you need on our General Election 2016 page.

The four VPs and I are full time, salaried positions, and you are always welcome to drop by the office to find out more about what we do. There are also 22 part-time positions representing your faculty or sitting as a student Senate or Board of Governors rep.  Voting days are during the first week of March, and I hope that you consider running. It’s one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had the opportunity to do at U of C!

President, The Students’ Union
The University of Calgary