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USC Executive reflects on year to date at State of the USC

Cam Wong, USC News | Posted: January 24, 2020 at 4:00pm Eight months ago, the newly selected USC executives gathered in a boardroom, tossing out ideas for the upcoming year in hopes of bettering Western’s campus and undergraduate students’ experience. “Oh, how we were young back then,” joked USC President Bardia Jalayer as he reflected …

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Council 6 Recap: Councillors address sustainability, financial oversight, and City of London budget priorities

Cam Wong, USC News | Posted: January 23, 2020 at 5:00pm This Wednesday, USC Councillors gathered for the sixth regular meeting of council for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The meeting began with presentations from twelve students seeking to represent Western’s delegation at the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance’s (OUSA) Spring General Assembly. Iman Berry, Kierstin Williams, …

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Allen to students on the fence about applying to Soph: “Just Do It”

Skai Bekeris, USC News | Posted: January 19, 2020 at 9:00pm With the start of second semester upon us, Orientation Leader applications for OWeek 2020 are now available as the upcoming school year’s Orientation Program gears into the early planning stages.  Orientation Leaders – better known as Sophs by virtually all undergraduates – are upper-year …

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USC #HERETOLEAD campaign illustrates barriers to leadership

Skai Bekeris, USC News | Posted: January 15, 2020 at 11:50am  With election nominations open until January 17th, executives and student leaders at the University Students’ Council have set up an interactive art installation in the UCC Atrium to encourage students from marginalized and underrepresented communities to run in the upcoming USC Election. The #HERETOLEAD …

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USC Responds to Student Deaths in PS752 Crash

USC News Staff | Posted: January 8th, 2020 at 2:15pm The University Students’ Council issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the deaths of four Western students aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752, early this morning: The USC has learned that Western is aware of four students who have died in the crash of Ukrainian International …

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London Police and USC partner to educate students on holiday safety and security

Nico Waltenbury, USC News | Posted: December 18th, 2019, 5:30pm In anticipation of the upcoming winter break, the London Police Service has partnered with the University Students’ Council to help educate students about safety and security related to off-campus housing.  Sergeant Chris Carne of the London Police explained that each year, the service sees a …

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USC aims to build community and boost spirits with late-night breakfast 

Nico Waltenbury, USC News | Posted: December 11th, 2019, 9:30pm Last night was the first of three nights of the University Students’ Council’s late night exam breakfast program.  Started in 2011, thousands of Western students have enjoyed a free ‘midnight snack’ over the past decade. Beginning as a small initiative to brighten students’ moods during …

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Council 5 Recap: Councillors approve bylaw changes and executive restructuring

Cam Wong, USC News | Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 9:50pm Last Wednesday, councillors from across fifteen faculties convened for the fifth meeting of the University Students’ Council for the 2019-20 academic year.  The meeting began with a presentation by Vice President Cat Dunne and Western University’s Associate Vice President Student Experience Jennie Massie, who shared …

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Proposed Executive Restructuring aims to increase USC’s advocacy capacity

Cam Wong, USC News | Posted: Monday, November 25th, 5:00pm “The fact that we are asking for Council’s support to allow us to grow demonstrates the strength of our organization,” remarked USC President, Bardia Jalayer, when discussing the proposed executive restructuring that will come to Council during November’s regular meeting on Wednesday night. The current …

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Advocacy Week culmination of years of hard work by USC Vice President Cat Dunne

Nico Waltenbury, USC News | Posted: Monday, November 25th, 8:00am Three years ago, USC Vice President Cat Dunne would never have pictured herself leading a week-long advocacy conference at Queen’s Park as the President of an alliance of university student associations across Ontario.   “It’s honestly surreal being able to lead OUSA and lobby elected representatives …

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