Weekly Briefs: Nov. 25 – 29

Funding applications approved

St. Thomas University vice-president administration Matt Oram said the St. Thomas University Student Union finance committee approved two $100 applications, one for The French Society and one for Help Desk coordinator Sam Arthurs’ volunteer appreciation party.

Hispanic Society

St. Thomas University vice-president administration Matt Oram said the governance committee received constitutions from the Hispanic Society and Pixels and Bites. They provided feedback on how to improve them.

Mental health conference

St. Thomas University vice-president student life Sarah Kohut attended a mental health conference in Halifax titled Making the connection: Celebrating Collaboration, Cooperation and Partnership in Student Mental Health, hosted by the Association of Atlantic Universities.

Grad class

St. Thomas University Students’ Union grad class president Bri Durant said the Alumni Association will be selling frames for grad class photos.

She said people who are graduating should be part of the St. Thomas University Class of 2020 Facebook group because that’s where she posts all the information.

Durant also said the grad class committee will also be working with a new company, State Golden Graphics, because they were disappointed with the “quality of work and professionalism” of the previous company, Coastal Graphics.

Rigby Hall updates

St. Thomas University Rigby Hall representative Dillon Caldwell-Bezanson said Rigby Hall’s house committee is planning to do an auction for Clinic 554. They are also looking at forming a constitution amendments committee.

No first-year rep at Holy Cross House

St. Thomas University Holy Cross House representative Darian Trevors said the Holy Cross House house committee doesn’t have a first-year representative because “no one was interested” and the committee will be splitting the representative’s responsibilities amongst its members.

Winter formal

The Winter Formal will be at the Fredericton Convention Centre on Dec. 5. Doors open at 8 p.m. and it ends at 11 p.m. Advanced tickets can be found at the Help Desk and cost $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Tickets at the door cost $5 more. Payments are in cash or e-transfer to su_vpsl@stu.ca.

St. Thomas University vice-president student life Sarah Kohut said volunteers will be needed and will get free entrance to the event. People who are interested can contact Kohut or Kyle McNally, STUSU’s Activities Coordinator.

Transportation will be provided from the Convention Centre to STU at the end of the event since city buses don’t run at that point. They are looking into what the transportation will be.

Experiential learning letter

University of New Brunswick student computer science major Sean McKenzie presented a letter to council where he asks the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, on behalf of computer science students at UNB, that whoever from the computer science program who takes a co-op should be able to claim a fee for experiential learning on their tax returns.

The St. Thomas University Student Union will vote to support the letter in their next meeting.

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