Racism, Policy and procedure
Adam Christie, director of student life & international services, presented a draft of the Racism and Racial Harassment Prevention and Response Procedure and Policy documents at MASU council. This document and its policies will be applied to all Mount Allison students and employees, as well as the Board of Regents, visitors to the University, and contractors. The purpose of these documents is “to create and maintain a learning and work environment at Mt. A that is free of racism and racial harassment; and to provide a mechanism by which complaints of racism and racial harassment are addressed in a clear and timely fashion.” The documents are still in the consultation stage, and any student wishing to look at them may contact Christie.
Airport Shuttle service
The shuttle will run from Thursday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 18. It will also run at the end of the break on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8. It costs $30 each way. Interested students should contact the MASU Office with flight details.
Grants and awards
The deadline for this round of grants and awards funding has been extended until the new year. Applications can be downloaded and completed electronically. Paper copies are also available at the MASU office. Completed applications should be printed and brought to the MASU office during business hours, or emailed to [email protected]. For any questions related to the application process, please contact the vice-president finance and operations Alex Lepianka at [email protected].
Funding for 7 Mondays is on the voting agenda in the upcoming winter referendum. 7 Mondays is a student-run journal that publishes literary and photographic works by Mt. A students. The annual journal welcomes all current students to submit work and/or to apply for a position on the editorial board. Copies of 7 Mondays are available to students free of charge, and any events sponsored by 7 Mondays are open to all students. Now approaching its 23rd year of publication, 7 Mondays is the longest-running journal of its kind. The upcoming referendum question is whether or not 7 Mondays will continue to receive an annual three-dollar levy from each student. This pays for the printing of the journal; any surplus funds go toward events that help to enhance Mt. A’s literary community.
Five MASU Council Members attended the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) and Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) advocacy weeks in Fredericton and Ottawa, respectively. These organizations work to keep student issues at the forefront of public discussion and bring recommendations to the different levels of government. During advocacy week, students gather with government officials to advocate for a variety of student issues. If you wish to hear about the “asks” for this year, please contact VP External Tina Oh at [email protected] or President Ryan Lebreton at [email protected].