Weekly Briefs: Oct. 21-25

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Get Out the Vote pledges

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president education Ailish-Mackenzie Foley said 677 students from STU pledged to vote. She hasn’t heard back from the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations on whether they received the most pledges campus wide in Canada.

President announcements

St. Thomas University Students’ Union president Husoni Raymond said he had an introductory meeting with the union’s local representative because of the Collective Agreement’s negotiations, which will begin next semester.

He also said he met with the Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien’s working group on post-secondary relations to discuss how to prevent fires from frosh week on Graham Street.

Budget update

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president administration Matt Oram said the budget update for September is on the STUSU’s website.

Trick or Eat

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life Sarah Kohut said students can sign-up in groups or individually to participate in Trick or Eat, an event that seeks to raise food for STU’s Food Bank. Trick or Eat will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The winner gets a gift card from the Cellar Bar & Grill.

Harrington Hall updates

Harrington Hall vice-president external Tyler Dupuis said house committee will form a constitutional review committee that will look into how to make house committee better.

On Nov. 3, Harrington Hall will have free candy kebabs for their residents.

Clinic 554 and Women’s Centre

St. Thomas University Students’ Union at-large representative and STUSU’s Women’s Centre liaison, Graci Young, said there are letters at the Women’s Centre that people can sign in support of Clinic 554. They will be sent to premier Blaine Higgs’ office. 

The Women’s Centre now has a Menstruation Station that provides heating pads and hot water bottles.

Scholarship opportunity

Grad class president Bri Durant said the St. Thomas University Alumni Association opened the applications for the Reverend Thomas J. Daily Memorial scholarship and T-Rings.

The $500 scholarship is open to third and fourth-year students who demonstrate academic excellence, extracurriculars and financial need.

The T-Ring application is open to a fourth-year student graduating. Both applications are due on Jan. 17, 2020 at noon. They should be submitted to alumni@stu.ca and should include the student’s name, student I.D number, email, phone number, and mailing address on the cover sheet. Both can be submitted at the same time.

Welcome week

St. Thomas University Students’ Union president Husoni Raymond said there is money left from the Welcome Week budget and there are still receipts coming in. Once they determine the amount of surplus, they will look at what the money will be transferred to.

Advocacy document

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president education Ailish-Mackenzie Foley presented the STUSU’s advocacy document to the student representative council, which outlines the internal and external advocacy the STUSU will be doing for the year and the policies it endorses.

New STUSU members

The new St. Thomas University Students’ Union members are: Indigenous student representative (Leanne Hudson), Vanier Hall representative (Manvi Walter), off-campus representatives (Nathaniel Box and Megan Cormier), first-year residence representative (Julia Evans) and Rigby Hall representative (Dillon Caldwell-Bezanson).

Hudson was chosen by the Indigenous community and the other members were elected at the fall byelection.