Recap: Sole vice-president student life candidate wants to continue building ‘campus pulse’

    (Young Joo Jun/AQ)

    There’s only one candidate in the running for the position of St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life 2020-21. The candidate, Kyle McNally, is a third-year student double majoring in criminology and human rights with a minor in French. He is currently the Windsor Street residence coordinator and the activities coordinator for the STUSU.

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    The platform

    Expand and increase mental health awareness

    • McNally said he wants to implement Narcan and naloxone kit training for residence life staff and residence coordinators;
    • coordinate campaigns and initiatives that build awareness of mental health through events such as random acts of kindness weeks, The Power of Okay – See Me campaign, the #SleevetheStigma campaign and more;
    • collaborate on campus and Fredericton area events with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Fredericton and the STUSU Mental Health Committee; and
    • He wants to work with the STU administration to ensure students have mental health resources.

    Increase the vice-president student life’s transparency

    • He said he wants to start bi-weekly social media releases summarizing everything he’s been working on, people he’s met with and events that are coming up;
    • have newsletters exclusively for upcoming events; and
    • create more vlogs and informational videos.

    Continue building a ‘campus pulse’

    • He wants to have several Green and Gold Days;
    • increase the STU and STUSU swag pop-up sales;
    • celebrate STU’s birthday on Oct. 5;
    • have cross-campus (UNB and STU) events for students, including social work and education students;
    • have a Graduate University Fair;
    • work toward meal hall drop-in hours and evening snacks after meal hall closes;
    • host talking circles on campus for everyone and working toward breaking the stigma that events centered on Indigenous culture can only be attended by Indigenous Peoples;
    • make the connection between Indigenous students and the administration; and
    • explore the possibility of having a campus-wide welcoming concert.

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