December Updates from the Representation Executive Council

The Representation Executive Council (REC) works to represent your interests to Mount Royal, all three levels of government, and beyond – but lots of that work happens outside of the public eye. We’ll be publishing monthly newsletters from your REC to keep you informed and to give you a peek at what your student reps are working on behind the scenes.

Hello MRU Students! Our team wishes you the best of luck as we enter exam season, and we look forward to providing our next update to you in the New Year!

President – Andrew Nguyen

Only a few more weeks until the end of the semester! November was very exciting as we saw the provincial government introduce Bill 19, an Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education. This legislation, which would provide predictability and affordability for post-secondary students across Alberta, came about in response to many years of student advocacy, including the tuition campaign letters that you all helped sign and send to the government. I continue to work on increasing transportation options for students at MRU by looking at the U-Pass and having our campus included in the bike sharing pilot.

Vice-President Academic – Cordelia Snowdon

Happy December, MRU! I spent November continuing to advocate for improvements to academic accommodations, and I appreciate the ideas and feedback I have received so far! During December, I am working on the Open Educational Resources advocacy campaign that will take place in January and March. I will be on Main Street talking to students about how to approach their profs about providing more affordable classroom materials, as well as running a letter-writing campaign to advocate to government on this issue. As the Student Perception of Teaching (SPoT) season is also upon us, I am also gathering feedback on this tool and welcome your questions or comments.

Vice-President External – Amanda LeBlanc

Hello! Can you believe it’s already December? The Council of Alberta University Students
wrapped up their Fall Advocacy Week on November 8. We have made big strides in post-secondary education with the introduction of Bill 19 to the Alberta Legislature. Visit www.caus.net to learn more about how Bill 19 will affect you! Soon I will be headed east for the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations advocacy week, where I will represent you to the federal government and other stakeholders in Ottawa. I am looking forward to advancements in PSE with the support of our federal government.

Vice-President Student Affairs – Shayla Breen

At the November General Faculties Council meeting, I asked for more transparency for students about the Old Library space. Moving forward, I will be meeting with Communications, as well as the Vice-President Finance, to discuss this more. Sadly, the Director of Wellness Kandi McElary will be finishing her time at MRU. While I will miss working with Kandi, I am excited to be the student representative on the Hiring Committee that will be searching for a new Director. I wish Kandi all the best for her future. See you all in the New Year!

 

Please contact us if you have questions:

Andrew Nguyen – president@samru.ca
Cordelia Snowdon – vpacademic@samru.ca
Amanda LeBlanc – vpexternal@samru.ca
Shayla Breen – vpstudentaffairs@samru.ca

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