Weekly Briefs: Feb 21 – 27

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Affirmative Action Bursary Recipients

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president administration, Alex Nguyen, said out of the 70 Affirmative Action Bursary applications, 10 recipients were selected.

Winter carnival becomes spring carnival

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life, Victoria Young, said the winter carnival that was being planned for before reading week will now be postponed until the spring. The now spring carnival will be connected with the long night against procrastination.

Potential date for remote learning roundtable

St. Thomas University Students’ Union at-large representative, Julia Evans, said her plans for a remote learning roundtable event, alongside Sydona Chandon, STUSU’s vice-president of education, will potentially happen on March 23 or 24. More information to come.

STUISA planning to add an entrepreneurial fair to multicultural fair

St. Thomas University Students’ Union international student representative, Sony Phung, said she attended a STU International Students’ Association meeting where she was provided more details about the multicultural fair happening at STU in March.

The original plan for the fair was to happen in two parts, the first part being a ceremony with speakers and performances, which Phung said could be moved online if needed. The second part of the fair would offer national food packages made by students. 

Phung said the update from STUISA would plan to add an entrepreneurial fair. This would be a separate event from the multicultural fair, but would still happen under the same scope of international day.

This entrepreneurial fair would showcase around 10 international student businesses. Phung said she voiced her concerns to STUISA, saying this plan was ambitious.