STUSU 2021 Fall By-Election
The St. Thomas University Students’ Union By-Election campaign period starts Oct. 4 at 12 a.m. and will close on Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m. The voting period opens on Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. and closes Oct. 8 at 6:00 p.m. The results of the STUSU By-Election will be announced Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Sir James Dunn Hall’s off-campus lounge. The results will also be broadcasted via Instagram Live for students who are unable to attend.
STUSU president Tyler MaGee and vice-president administration Alex Nguyen put out election nomination forms throughout campus. These can be found in campus buildings and students are able to vote by scanning the QR code on the By-Election posters.
Food Bank Committee coming to the clubs and societies fair
St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life Victoria Young had a meeting with STU’s Food Bank Committee to add them to the upcoming clubs and societies fair happening on Oct. 8 in Sir James Dunn Hall. Young spoke with STUSU’s vice-president administration, Alex Nguyen, to get approval on adding the STU Food Bank Committee to the fair.
Shinerama raffle winners announced
St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life Victoria Young sent out an email to both Shinerama raffle winners. The prizes are located at the STUSU Help Desk in James Dunn Hall with the winners’ names on them.
First Community Food Smart order arriving this month
St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life Victoria Young has been in contact with Community Food Smart about the payment for this month’s order. She said the first order will be arriving this month and that payments are due by the end of this week.
STUgenda cover art winner chosen
The winner of the STUgenda cover art contest was chosen. The winner received a $100 prepaid MasterCard gift card.
Haunted house event approved
St. Thomas University Students’ Union grad class president Tory Desroche had a meeting regarding a haunted house event they’re planning. At first, Desroche was told the event wouldn’t be able to happen due to COVID-19-related concerns. The graduating class committee appealed the request and received approval. More information about the event will come later this month.
Grad class clothing hopefully arriving next week
St. Thomas University Students’ Union grad class president Tory Desroche sent an email to the company supplying the grad class clothing orders. Desroche said the clothing will hopefully arrive next week and students who placed orders are going to receive a free gift from the grad class committee.
STU Alumni Association connection with 2022 graduating class
St. Thomas University Students’ Union grad class president Tory Desroche spoke with Wanda Bearresto, the alumni affairs officer at STU. Desroche also spoke with the STU Alumni Association about focusing on building a closer bond between the alumni association and the graduating class of 2022. She said there will be a pop-up event with the association in November. Desroche said she wants to work on making the connection stronger with STU alumni.
Indigenous Student Reconciliation Committee name change
St. Thomas University Students’ Union Indigenous student representative Stevie DeMerchant announced that the STU Indigenous Student Reconciliation Committee will be changing its name to the St. Thomas Student Reconciliation Committee. DeMerchant said the reason behind the name change is that the goal of the committee is to create a safe space for all STU students and faculty to learn.
Education liaison added as a non-voting member to STUSU
St. Thomas University Students’ Union president Tyler MaGee was in contact with the education program at STU. The program requested that an education liaison be added to the union. There have been education liaisons in the past. The liaison will be added as a non-voting member of STUSU for the year. Two education program students will share the email and switch off each week, depending on their practicum schedule.
STUSU’s vice-president student life Victoria Young asked MaGee if a social work program liaison should be added to the union, but MaGee said the social work school has to reach out directly to STUSU since they have different registrars.