Strike on violent protests
A symbolic demonstration was hosted by Colombian students in the Arts Tunnel on Nov. 21. The students were expressing their disapproval of the violence in recent protests across Latin America on the day that Colombians went on a national strike against their government.
University Council dissolves committee
The International Activities Committee of University Council was dissolved by vote at the Nov. 21 council meeting. Instead, internationalization was added as a goal to other committees of council.
University committee looks at tuition affordability
A motion for tuition affordability was recently discussed by the Planning and Priorities Committee of University Council. Council member Marcel D’Eon and the presidents of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Association attended the PPC meeting on Nov. 20 to seek support for the motion. The committee’s decision on whether to send the motion for an approval vote at council is still to be made.
Mailing materials not available at the university Bookstore
Before the closure of the post office and Tuck Shop in the Arts Building on Nov. 1, the university said in a statement that stamps, envelopes and other mailing materials would be available through the campus Bookstore.
As of Nov. 26, these materials are not yet being sold at the Bookstore, which has prompted post-doctoral fellow Lucy Hinnie to send an email to George Foufas, director of consumer services, saying that “three weeks after a significant closure of a resource for staff and students, that is not acceptable.”