Dates for general elections
Minahil Fatima, vice president of administration at the St. Thomas University Students’ Union, said the nomination period for STUSU’s general election starts on Feb. 24 and runs until March 3.
Those interested in running must have had one head nominator and nine nominations, as well as attend a mandatory candidate meeting on March 5 at 6 p.m. The campaign period runs from March 6 to March 13.
Fatima said a candidates’ debate will be held on March 9 and there will also be an informal meet and greet on March 13 held in the James Dunn Hall cafeteria. Voting opens on March 14 at 8 a.m. and closes on March 15 at 6 p.m.
Julia Evans, vice president of education at the St. Thomas University Students’ Union, said the union members should make sure to share all the information about the election to prevent information barriers.
Fatima said the current information is available on Instagram and STUSU’s website, adding that more details and times will be made available soon.
Half your CSG campaign
Julia Evans, vice president of education at the St. Thomas University Students’ Union, said she met with the National Advocacy Committee for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) on “Half Your CSG,” an affordability campaign launching on Feb. 23.
She said CSG stands for the Canada Student Grants, which are the federal portion of student financial aid.
“During COVID, the Trudeau administration increased the limit of a CSG from $3,000 to $6,000, and it’s set to go back to $3,000 soon,” said Evans.
“So we’re advocating to the federal government to leave this at $6,000 to have this be a persistent form of financial aid.”
Anahi Alvarez, vice president of student life at the St. Thomas University Students’ Union, said the St. Thomas University International Students’ Association is looking for performers for its multicultural fair.
She said anyone interested in performing can contact STUISA directly.