Amendments to the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union bylaw have raised the level of engagement councillors are required to have with students.
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.
The following is a letter USSU President Scott Hitchings sent to Members of Students' Council (MSC) regarding the AGM and the previous By-Election for the International Students' MSC: We are in the midst of what could appropriately be coined a ‘constitutional crisis’ regarding the recently held by-election for the two positions on University Students’ Council for
Student government is a sphere in which future leaders hone their critical and rhetorical skills, and everyone is permitted the odd lapse in judgement. The tenor of the debate at the AGM, however, exceeded the bounds of reasonable debate. People went from disagreeing to being disagreeable, and perfectly illustrated that in student politics, the smaller
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.