While running unopposed in last year's University of Saskatchewan Students' Union election may have left his campaign promises relatively unnoticed, vice president external affairs Blair Shumlich gladly pointed out the reasons why some of those promises have not been kept.
With no university position for student advocacy, the University of Saskatchewan Student' Union has formed its own system. This system ensures that there is adequate representation of students who may become involved in conflicts with professors, instructors and other university staff.
Unlike the rest of the USSU executive, vice president student affairs Leon Thompson spent a lot of his summer away from the job ”” some of his time was spent in Cuba for a summer class and some was spent practicing his dance moves.
The University of Saskatchewan's Student Union vice president of operations and finance Scott Hitchings sat down with the Sheaf recently to discuss what he accomplished over the summer, his optimism for future budgets and his disdain for vice president Leon Thompson in a unitard.
Over the summer, the USSU main office gets numerous calls from students looking for affordable housing near the University. One call in particular made me better understand what many students have to overcome in order to afford a post-secondary education.
Being a seven-piece funk, ska, jazz, instrumental hip-hop group will definitely turn a few heads on the indie paradise that is Saskatoon's music scene ”” and that's exactly what local band Sly Business has sought out to do since the band's inception in fall of 2009.
University of Saskatchewan Students' Union President Chris Stoicheff sat down with the Sheaf to update us on his summer and what he plans to accomplish this upcoming school year. Making the university more accessible and inclusive are his top priorities.
Although the U-Pass was not set to be activated until Sept. 1, the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union moved up the date to Aug. 25 following student complaints.
The 2009-10 University of Saskatchewan Students' Union executive may not have been the most radical student government ever, but nobody could accuse them of being vacuous.
The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union's 2010-11 operating budget predicts a deficit of $415,514, although VP operations and finance Scott Hitchings insists it is a "planned, one-year deficit."