Weekly Briefs: Feb. 24-28

Transfer of funds

The finance committee approved a funding application for Patrice Cammarano for a Jack.org conference for $250.

They approved $300 in funding for the STU Sustainability club and the events they put on during Sustainability Week from Feb. 17 to 21.

The student representative council approved the Global Brigades’ funding request for $1,200 from the clubs and societies line, which passed with 15 votes.

The SRC approved an academic assistance funding request for $500 for Brianne Durant, fourth-year student, which passed with 15 votes. She requested to attend a grad school campus visitation and look for a potential masters of arts thesis advisor at Western University.

The SRC approved the St. Thomas University International Students’ Association’s funding application for $500 from the clubs and societies line, which passed with 13 votes with two abstaining. It was to fund their annual Multicultural Fair.

Sustainability committee

The Student Representative Council continued discussions on Harrington Hall representative Tyler Dupuis’ proposal to create an Environmental Sustainability committee. No vote was had on the matter and talks on the subject will continue at the next meeting.

2SLGBTQIAP+ acronym change and terminologies guide

Sexuality and Gender Diversity Representative Tyler MaGee read out his proposal to make changes to the 2SLGBTQIAP+ acronym to reflect the way the identification terms within it have appeared through history. The implementation of a new terminologies guide is a part of a developing Safer Spaces initiative. Council discussed the proposal and motioned to have further discussion next meeting in order to give MaGee time to discuss the proposal with the two-spirit community.

Other updates

The governance committee approved the application and constitution for the Spanish Society.

St. Thomas University president, Husoni Raymond, provided feedback on the New Brunswick Student Alliance’s shared perspective document and provided feedback on the Future Ready audit to be submitted to New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

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