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Surveys, Saddledome, and SU Elections
Welcome 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 –Tell us about the best and worst aspects of your experiences at the University of Calgary and help us to represent you better. Take the SU’s Annual Survey and enter to win one of two hundred $10 vouchers to use in MacHall! We use the results of the survey to advocate in the best interests of students. Tell us what you like about the U of C and what needs improvement. Plus, this year’s survey is significantly shorter than it was last year! Take it now and tell a friend.
This 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. Free tickets are available now at the SU office and Stor. Make sure to wear red to show your U of C pride!
The SU is looking for student volunteers to serve two-year terms on its Review Board and Tribunal. This is a great opportunity for prospective law school applicants or current law students looking for experience in administrative law and involves a minimal time commitment. Applications are due Jan. 31. For more information visit our information page.
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 2015 SU election to be an advocate for students and make connections with students and faculty. Nomination packages will be available Monday, Jan. 26 and must be dropped off during nomination days, Feb. 9 – 11, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can get all the information you need on our elections web 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