Weekly briefs: Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Funding approvals

The Women’s Centre received $500 in funding. They are not a ratified club or society at St. Thomas University, only recognized and therefore receive no regular funding from the St. Thomas University’s Students’ Union. They are ratified at the University of New Brunswick but serve the UNB, STU and the New Brunswick Community College campuses.

Funding totaling $1,000 was allotted to three different students for projects and conferences.

Black History Month events also received $800 in funding.

Sexuality and Gender Advocacy group

St. Thomas University Students’ Union Vice-President Administration Matt Oram said STU’s Sexuality and Gender Advocacy’s constitution has been confirmed. They are now a ratified club at STU and their information will be posted on the Students’ Union website under clubs and societies.

Career fair

The annual career fair will be on Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Thomas University Students’ Union Vice-President Student Life Sarah Kohut said she is still looking for volunteers to contact her at su_vpsl@stu.ca. If they volunteer for at least an hour, their names will be placed in a draw for one of four gift cards.

Talent show

Harrington Hall representative Tyler Dupuis said there will be a talent show hosted by Harrington Hall in the Ted Daigle Auditorium on Feb.7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  All proceeds are going to Sexual Violence New Brunswick. Admission is by donation. If you donate more than $5, names will be placed in a draw for a dinner with Harrington Hall president Bryce Miller in the Harrington kitchen.

Student of the Month

International representative Sydona Chandon has partnered with the International Office at St. Thomas University to create the Student of the Month award, which will be awarded each month starting February.

Live recordings

A discussion was held focusing on allowing The Aquinian student newspaper to live stream the student representative council meetings. Some members said they weren’t comfortable with video live streaming. The decision was tabled for next week.

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