Every week, your elected student government meets on a Tuesday night to talk about issues concerning the ASU. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what happened at the last meeting on February 27th:
SUB Renewal Proposal
Student Board of Governors Representative Colin Mitchell put forward the proposal to renew the Student Union Building (SUB) earlier this year, at the Council meeting on January 16th. Tonight, the proposal was approved with the condition that it becomes a permanent standing committee pending a review of ASU committees. Colin says that he’s “excited that this committee has come to fruition. It will be a long process, but starting now will bring Acadia students into the future by investing in our infrastructure and the students that support it.”
Government Grant for Accessibility
Acadia has received a grant from the government to improve accessibility in the SUB. President Grace HB announced that the ASU will be receiving $50,000 from the Federal Government, $57,000 from Acadia, and ~$32,000 from the Wellness Fund. It will allow for a ramp to be built to the Beveridge Forum, where Council meets, to allow those with accessibility needs to run for Council. This will also assist in as improving the front ramp into the SUB.
Discussion on the Hiring Committee for Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and VP Finance & Operations proved inconclusive, as President Grace HB is unable to attend.
Madison Hathaway is the Student Politics Correspondent for The Athenaeum and a third year Honours student in Politics & French