Weekly Briefs: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

    (Caitlin Dutt/AQ)

    Future fundraisers and charitable donations

    St. Thomas University Students’ Union president Alex Nguyen said the Wabanaki Centre, the STU Student Reconciliation Committee and STU Experiential Learning are fundraising for Under One Sky, which provides programs and services to the Indigenous community.

    STUSU will donate $200 to the organization.

    STU Gala, which will take place on Oct. 22 at the Delta Fredericton, will fundraise for bursaries. STUSU will also collaborate on the cause.

    Venezuela 180 is having a fundraising event on Oct. 8 at The Cap. STUSU is giving $200 to rent the local, less than the $450 the club wanted.

    Open letter to Premier Blaine Higgs

    St. Thomas University Environment and Society professor Tracy Glynn forwarded an open letter directed to Premier Blaine Higgs to STUSU to co-sign. The letter talks about the challenges people face, especially students, entering the health system.

    The open letter proposes bringing hospitals, extramural services, ambulance services, nursing homes and other residences under one department to create integrated health care services. It also proposed a public drug plan and increased funding for pharmaceutical research. 

    STUSU will decide whether or not to co-sign it next week to give members time to read the letter and propose modifications.

    Winter warm-up

    The St. Thomas University International Students Association, STU’s International Student Office and STUSU’s international representative are preparing for the Winter Warm-up, an event for international students to get second-hand clothes for the winter.

    Theatre St. Thomas de-ratified from STUSU

    Theatre St. Thomas has been deemed a de-ratified club on campus, according to STUSU Policy. The club had not filled out its three requirements for around a year, which is why it will no longer be an official club.

    Being de-ratified means STUSU will not provide funds for activities.