February 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.

President – Andrew Nguyen

Hello! I hope the start of your semester has been super! This month we have been conducting interviews for the tenth President of Mount Royal University. The Search Committee is in the process of gathering more information and hopes to be in a position to make a recommendation to the Board of Governors in early February. Our first SAMRU/MRU Town Hall took place on January 23 with great success, and we look forward to seeing you at the second Town Hall on March 13. We also joined the MRU community in cheering on our hockey teams at the Crowchild Classic—Go Cougars!

Vice-President Academic – Cordelia Snowdon

In January, I led the second MRU Open Educational Resource (OER) advocacy campaign, where we signed letters to send to Government Officials. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and posted on social media! We sent 1,179 letters to representatives in the provincial and federal governments to help fund the creation of OERs. I am also excited that after many years of advocacy by the SAMRU VP Academic and the hard work of faculty, the Nursing and Midwifery programs have changed their Required to Withdraw from Program policy and students will be able to re-apply if they have been RTWP.

Vice-President External – Amanda LeBlanc

Hello MRU Students! This semester is flying by. I want to take the opportunity to talk to you about the upcoming provincial election. Over the upcoming months, I will be running a non-partisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign, during which I will be asking MRU students to pledge to vote in the 2019 Alberta Election. It is important that our student voice is represented because we all have a stake in Alberta’s future. Please check out www.gotvab.ca and make the pledge to vote!

Vice-President Student Affairs – Shayla Breen

We are back in session, and I have hit the ground running along with my Vice-President Student Affairs Advisory Committee. For the month of January, we held Wellness Wednesdays. This was an opportunity for students to reflect on what they are already practising to support their mental health and contribute to an art installation. This series of events were well attended, and I am so proud of the work my committee put in. I have also recently met with Counselling Services in order to address some of the systemic complaints that were brought to me by students. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime!

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