The Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) is governed by the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC), a democratically elected student body. Council is responsible for passing policy on behalf of the MASU, maintaining its bylaws and operating procedures, and providing oversight to the executive and staff. This body of students includes: the executive, composed of one president and five vice-presidents; the University Senate, formed by six faculty councillors; one Board of Regents representative; six councillors-at-large, who represent constituents on general issues; one first-year councillor, who represents the interests of first-year students; and a chairperson and deputy chairperson to run meetings and record meeting minutes.
Following the MASU’s second and final round of fall elections, the three new councillors-at-large are Maureen Adegbidi, Osama Al Nammary and Matthew Roberts.
report from julia feltham
Julia Feltham is a co-founder of the Sackville Commons, a community hub and coworking space that provides resources for non-profits and start-ups. Council passed a motion that deducted $500 from the budget surplus and delivered $500 to the Sackville Commons as a donation. The MASU will be named a community partner.
Committee reviews proposed changes to distribution credits
Vice-President Academic Affairs Mary-Emma MacNeil has been reviewing the distribution credit system. The Academic Matters committee is currently revisiting the layout of the past system and implementing the suggested amendments of the greater Mt. A community. Under the new proposal, students still need eight credits from four main categories. The committee will be holding student consultation sessions. Until then, students can contact MacNeil or the representative on the Academic Matters committee, Senator Sarah Murphy, with questions or comments.
Safety and Security committee
VP Student Life Anthony Maddalena met with interim Facilities Manager Neil MacEachern. They have decided to create a committee of safety and security representatives from each residence. The goal of this committee will be to provide a space for students to voice concerns regarding safety and security on campus.
Meighen Centre Program and Services manager Anne Comfort, MacEachern and Maddalena are working to install lockers in the Meighen Centre for students to use as storage. If the lockers are found to be popular, more lockers will be brought over from the Student Centre.