Five years after helming the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union, the organization still can’t get rid of former president James Pepler. Pepler is set to take over as chair of University Students’ Council this year.
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With voting set for March 28 and 29, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union is preparing for elections for dozens of positions in next year’s USSU executive and University Students’ Council.
In years past, the USSU only administered the elections for the executive positions, but following this year’s annual general meeting it will also assume responsibility for 23 other positions comprising the various colleges and student groups on campus that have representatives on council.
Once again, students are arguing about the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union. Private information came to light in the Sheaf’s March 8 edition, which used anonymous sources to report both the complaint and the decision by University Students’ Council to not inform students of the matter.
There are three separate parties involved in the affair that need to be addressed: Ferwerda, council and the Sheaf. To quote an old East Indian tale, “Though each was partly in the right, all were in the wrong.”
Complaints about Alex Ferwerda’s workplace behaviour have been accumulating since the first term, as documents leaked to the Sheaf show. This is the second incident to come to light about Ferwerda, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union vice-president student affairs.
USSU VP of student affairs Ferwerda draws ire of student union co-workers: council votes to keep complaints from students
Alex Ferwerda’s frequent absences from meetings and inappropriate workplace behaviour have frustrated his co-workers on the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union executive, the Sheaf has learned.
Following the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union’s annual general meeting, international students and indigenous students on campus lack full representation on University Students’ Council.
At the Nov. 10 AGM for the USSU, an amendment to section 28 of the union’s bylaw was voted down that would have given the two groups on campus two councillors each. All student groups with more than 1,000 members get two councillors. Student groups with fewer members get one councillor.
Elections for Members of Student Council will now be regulated by the students’ union, administered through PAWS and held in conjunction with the springtime executive election, following a majority vote at the Nov. 17 University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union annual general meeting.
For the second time in the last three weeks, students’ council voted down building a social justice centre at the University of Saskatchewan next year.
There will not be a social justice centre at the University of Saskatchewan next year. Councillors voted 11 to nine against building the centre at the March 24 meeting of student council.
University Students’ Council voted against the proposed USSU Social Justice Centre March 24. The vote followed almost two hours of debate and came down to the wire: 11-9 opposed to the centre.
The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union budget will be approved at the March 24 meeting of council. In preparation, vice president operations and finance Scott Hitchings went through highlights of the proposed budget.
The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union honoured former NDP premiere Roy Romanow by naming their brand new chambers after him.
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