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ALL IT TAKES IS ALL OF US You probably chose Western for lots of reasons. The program you’re in, the beautiful campus, the plentiful geese population. But maybe the most important reason is that it fulfilled the dream that you’ve always had of University. A place where you could make memories that would last a lifetime. A place where you’d study something you’re really passionate about. A place where you’d meet your best friend, business or life partner. A place where you’d learn that a greasy breakfast really is the best hangover cure. But that experience, that dream, those memories
A late night Exam Shuttle Service is provided by the USC to offer students a safe way to get home. Starting April 9th, Robert Q busses will be departing from Oxford Drive (in front of the UCC Building) at the following hours: April 9 – 19 1:00 am | 1:30 am | 2:00 am | 2:30 am | 3:00 am | 3:30 am | 4:00 am | 4:30 am April 20 – 26 1:00 am | 1:30 am | 2:00 am Routes:
PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ COUNCIL 27 March 2019 Special Council Meeting Recap The University Students’ Council (USC) met on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, for a special meeting of council to present the USC Financial Plan. Council received one presentation and passed two motions unanimously. President Mitchell Pratt framed the discussion for the budget, commenting on the rationale of the proposed financial changes and the outlined advocacy efforts since the introduction of the Student Choice Initiative on January 17th. Pratt distinguished ancillary fees from tuition and how ancillary fees factor into the development of the USC budget, “Never in the history
Being elected as a Western delegate to attend the 2019 Winter OUSA General Assembly for the first (and last) time was an absolute honour. Besides being able to meet new people and work alongside equally-passionate, like-minded peers, having the opportunity to actually put our advocacy work into practice and develop effective, strong policy on issues critical to and for students helped legitimize to me the importance of student government. The three policies chosen to be published this GA were LGBTQ+ Students, Financial Aid, and Student Employment and Entrepreneurship, three topical areas that are facing increasing difficulties in today’s political climate.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I found out that I had been selected to go to the Spring 2019 Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Conference. All I knew was that I was going with a team of stellar students and that I was sure to learn a lot. I had heard of OUSA before from other students’ social media, but I never really had a clear understanding of what it is or why it exists. Under the mentorship of experienced OUSA delegates, I was given a crash course how the system works and how I would add
PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ COUNCIL 19 March 2019 USC RESPONDS TO PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVEY Content Warning: this press release contains information pertaining to sexual violence on campus. Today, the Provincial Government revealed the results of the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey, including 160,000 responses — 117,000 of which were from university students. This announcement reflects the need for action to improve safety on our campus and end sexual violence on campus. Over 8,000 Western students responded – 71.6% disclosed sexual harassment and 32.4% of respondents disclosed non-consensual sexual experience. Carina Gabriele, Student Programs Officer said,
Facebook groups, group chats and group projects are no stranger to surveys. But there is one survey a year that grasps the attention of many students. The University Students’ Council (USC) releases the Annual Survey in the Spring of each year and is one of the main mechanisms that the USC uses to gauges student opinion. The survey reflects the impact the USC has on student life on campus and helps to set the future direction of the organization. It is a yearly opportunity for the USC to understand and reflect the diverse and changing needs and desires of students.
Kieran Maingot, this year’s USC Charity Coordinator had worked tirelessly in preparation for this years Relay for Life event. The event, which is one of the longest running relay events in Canada, started on March 2nd at 7pm and ran for 12 hours, with the goal of spreading awareness and raising money in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. Relay for Life is an overnight event which was started by the American Cancer Society. Over 5000 Relay for Life events are held each year in over 20 countries around the world in order to raise money
For the final time this year the USC will be hosting Pints and Politics, a favourite event of many, which brings together local politicians and students. Undergraduate Students typically spend about four years within the London community – though many go on to become long standing community members – for the average student, their connection to the City of London can often be missed. Pints and Politics is one of the many ways the USC works to foster a connection between students and their local politicians and community members. Several community representatives join us on campus a few times a
PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ COUNCIL 10 March 2019 USC Annual General Meeting II Recap The incoming and outgoing members of the University Students’ Council (USC) met on Sunday, March 10, 2019 for the final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year and Part II of the USC’s Annual General Meeting. Councillors faced a packed meeting, receiving a number of presentations and 13 motions over the course of the day. Outgoing President Mitch Pratt and incoming President Bardia Jalayer each welcomed council and provided remarks on their roles and the state of the USC. Pratt reflected on his five years at Western