March 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

Last month we had our annual AGM where we updated our membership and approved changes to our bylaws. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped! REC elections are officially over, but if you still want to get involved, you can check out the SAMRU website. We also provided information to students on the status of Faculty Collective Bargaining; that information can also be found on the website. Lastly, we are continuing to work on the implementation of Bill 19 as it relates to tuition and fees.

Vice-President Academic – Cordelia Snowdon

Happy Open Education Week! We have various events planned as part of #MRUOERdays including our OER Fair on March 7th on Mainstreet. Come by to learn about OER and enter our prize draw! In February, after hearing from many concerned students about the changes to Full Year Registration, I met with MRU to gather more information and make sure they were aware of the barriers the deposit could create. More information can be found at samru.ca/registration. I also continued to engage with stakeholders on the timing of fall reading break and the provision of academic accommodations.

Vice-President External – Amanda LeBlanc

Hello Mount Royal Students! Wow, it is March already? I would like to start off my post by extending my warmest welcome and congratulations to our newly elected 2019/20 Representation Executive Council! Now, let’s get back to business. The provincial election is coming up, and you may have seen me and my volunteers out on Main Street collecting voter pledges from students. A voter pledge is a promise to vote in the provincial election. If you haven’t already, please pledge to vote at www.gotvab.ca! Your voice matters, so make it heard in the upcoming provincial election.

Vice-President Student Affairs – Shayla Breen

I am excited to announce that in the upcoming month we will be launching the Dating, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Advocacy Committee that will assist my position. This advocacy committee will be publishing two reports of recommendations for the university to adopt. The first report will address the Responding to Sexual Violence Policy, and the second will address prevention, intervention, and education around dating, domestic, and sexual violence. We will be appointing two students to this committee, so keep an eye on the SAMRU website for the posting!

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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