Weekly Briefs: Sept. 13-20

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Clubs and societies fair

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice president administration Matt Oram said he is working on a virtual clubs and societies week for the end of the month in lieu of the typical in-person fair. Clubs will send in videos to participate, Oram will provide more details to the student body upon finalization. He is also working on setting up mandatory clubs and societies executive training with hopes for a better turnout than last year.

Campus Trust policy

St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice president admin Matt Oram wrote and submitted the Campus Trust policy. Students expressed issues with opting out and Oram said you will be unable to opt-out of the coverage unless you are logged out of your Campus Trust account. He also said students that withdraw from the school will not be able to get coverage.

Community Food Smart bags

The Community Food Smart bags can now be ordered for October. There were 22 orders for September and seven so far for October. Orders can be placed by emailing St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice president student life Kyle McNally at su_vpsl@stu.ca.

Grad photos

Grad class president Alaina Mejia said she has been in contact with Karen Morris. Morris PhotoGraphics does all graduation photos for the graduating class. Photos will not be taken on campus this year and will instead be taken in Morris’ studio. She is now taking appointments.

Pride history month

Pride history month is October and St. Thomas University Students’ Union sexuality and gender diversity representative Tyler MaGee said there are four events in the works. The Block Out Homophobia event from last year will be re-structured to be virtual this year, a panel will be held on intersectionality in the second week of October, LGBTQ+ and queer history will be shared on fast facts Fridays and the new Safer Spaces workshop and guide will be introduced in the final week of October.