Sackville Commons and Coworking
Sackville’s former fire hall and police station at 62 and 64 Main Street has been turned into a workspace for entrepreneurs, artists and non-profit organizations under the name Sackville Commons and Coworking. The founders opened this space to help non-profits in the area that struggle financially. Julia Feltham, one of the founders of the Sackville Commons, will be presenting to the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) to ask for a donation toward this workspace.
New Board of Regents Representatives Orientation
Board of Regents representative Willa McCaffrey-Noviss has proposed the creation of a formal orientation for incoming Board of Regents representatives and committee members. This orientation will serve to better prepare representatives for the job, as McCaffrey-Noviss said that current training procedures are lacking. The MASU council has approved this motion and McCaffrey-Noviss and MASU President Ryan LeBreton will develop the orientation. A proposed orientation structure will be brought to the MASU council before the end of the winter term.
Health Care Outreach Food Bank Donations
From Sept. 21 to 26, Mt. A student society Health Care Outreach ran a food drive for the Sackville Food Bank. Each residence on campus participated in gathering both food items and monetary donations. Overall, Health Care Outreach raised $330.05 and 646 food items.
Enforcement of Prohibition of Underage Drinking on Campus
A follow-up meeting regarding the changes to the residence code of conduct has clarified the process of selling drinking tickets to residence students. Students will still purchase tickets from their residence secretary-treasurers, but the Events Service Staff will be checking student IDs upon entry to residence parties. Students under the age of 19 with a drinking ticket will be denied entry.
New Clubs and Societies
MASU has approved the creation of three new clubs and societies. The Bad Movie Society aims to form a community which finds and watches “the worst movies ever made,” Friday evenings in the Ralph Pickard Bell Library theatre. The Dungeon Tabletop Fantasy Society (Dungeon Society) will host tabletop roleplaying games at least once per semester, or as often as needed. The Pre-Law Society’s goal is to help students explore and prepare for future law careers and will meet once every three weeks in the student centre.