STUSU Briefs – Nov. 27

Funding approvals

The political science society’s request for funding of $700 for three students to attend the Canadian Political Science Student Association conference was approved at the Student Representative Council meeting on Thursday.

The finance committee’s motion to donate $100 to the Multicultural Association of Fredericton for holiday gift hampers for newcomers to Fredericton was also approved. It was taken from the charitable assistance line.

The board approved $200 to be donated from the union to Movember, or research for testicular cancer.

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CASA Advocacy Week Review

Last week, President Santiago Chavez and VP Education Sam Titus attended the Canadian Alliance Student Association’s Advocacy Week in Ottawa. When meeting with MPs, senators and stakeholders, the two executive members had six main asks, including: the elimination of the in-study income assessment from the Canadian student loan process, a 25 per cent increase to the Canadian student grant program for middle and low-income families and the inclusion of graduate students, renewal of Mental Health Commission of Canada for another 10 years with emphasis on students, increase in government funding for indirect costs of research, encouraging government to put out data about the labour market for graduates and eliminating the two per cent annual increase on post-secondary student support program funding.

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Correction: In the Nov. 25 issue of The Aquinian, STUSU briefs incorrectly said that the philosophy department approved a number of new courses. In fact, all of the submissions from the philosophy department were withdrawn at the Senate meeting. We apologize for the mistake.

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