Weekly Briefs: Sept. 23-27

    (Alex Dascalu/AQ)

    Elections Canada looking for poll workers

    Elections Canada is looking to hire poll workers to work from Oct. 5 to 9. Those hired will be paid $15 to $20 per hour. Only Canadian citizens are eligible. Students can visit the Elections Canada website for more information.

    Feedback on new bus pass system

    Husoni Raymond, St. Thomas University Students’ Union president, will meet with Reg Gallant, comptroller at St. Thomas University, and Fredericton Transit to discuss concerns related to the new bus pass system and feedback on the service.

    Searching for associate vice-president research

    Husoni Raymond, St. Thomas University Students’ Union president, is part of the search committee that will hire an associate vice-president research.

    Experiential learning

    Husoni Raymond, St. Thomas University Students’ Union president, met with the St. Thomas University experiential learning committee and reviewed the funding chart from last year, reviewed the budget, discussed the faculty incentive fund and talked about how to promote FutureReadyNB on campus.

    Ailish MacKenzie-Foley, STUSU vice-president education, said there’s an upcoming experiential learning gala.

    #DontCutOurFuture campaign

    The New Brunswick Student Alliance launched the #DontCutOurFuture campaign to demonstrate their opposition to government cuts to debt relief programs and university’s tuition increase. As part of the campaign, the STUSU launched the Wall of Debt campaign in James Dunn Hall on Sept. 23. There, students can write testimonies on how the cuts to debt relief programs have affected them or the amount of debt they have.

    Trail that connects UNB and STU 

    Husoni Raymond, St. Thomas University Students’ Union president, met with Craig Fernandez, University of New Brunswick Students’ Union president, to discuss the trail that connects the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. Raymond said they are looking at renaming the trail or installing lights on it. Fernandez said he will follow-up with UNB’s Facilities Services.

    STUSU to hold elections and update budget

    Matt Oram, St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president administration, said nominations for the fall by election started Monday, Sept. 30. The Indigenous representative position will be appointed by the Indigenous community at St. Thomas University and not filled in the by election.

    He also announced the STUSU’s September budget will be released soon.


    Sarah Kohut, St. Thomas University Students’ Union vice-president student life, said the last batch of STUgendas is available at the Help Desk in James Dunn Hall.

    Harrington elections and Minecraft 

    Tyler Dupuis, Harrington Hall vice-president external, said elections for house committee were held at Harrington. He also said some residents started a Harrington Hall Minecraft server and now 50 residents are playing the game.

    Resources for LGBTQ+ students

    Tyler MaGee, St. Thomas University Students’ Union sexuality and diversity representative, said he’s drafting a guide that includes on and off campus resources for LGBTQ+ students. He’s also looking at previous Queer & Allied Society constitutions to set a mandate. He said the society will fill positions as necessary, but he didn’t specify when.

    STU Connects

    Bri Durant, grad class president, said St. Thomas University has launched STU Connects, a program that connects undergraduates with STU alumni in their career field to offer mentorship through an online platform. The program was launched through STU’s Experiential Learning Office.

    STUSU Nomination Committee

    The St. Thomas University Students’ Union will create a nomination committee to select people from academics, athletics and the STUSU to be recognized on the STUSU Profiles wall in James Dunn Hall.