SRC Decoded: What You Missed February 12th

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is a council composed of a body of students elected by their peers, who are in charge of running the Acadia Students’ Union. The Council meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 5:15 PM in the Beveridge Forum which is located off of the Michener Lounge in the old Students’ Union Building (SUB). Every meeting is open to the public and students are encouraged to attend the meetings to learn more about the decisions being made on their behalf.

On February 12th, SRC met very briefly to discuss changes to the Acadia Mental Health Initiative Constitution, the status of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Student-Initiated Petitions, and the final voting days of the current General Election.

AMHI Constitutional Amendments

Vice-President Student Life Kyle Vandertoorn outlined some of the changes being made to the constitution of the Acadia Mental Health Initiative (AMHI). She stated that she and AMHI Coordinator Jenna Purkis have been developing these for a while now. Changes include adjusting the name within the Operating Procedures document to refer to the AMHI as an Internal Organization (it is currently incorrectly referred to as a committee), the addition of a clause through which to impeach officers, and the addition of a Community Outreach Officer.

Ad-Hoc Bylaw Committee Update

Acting Chairperson Evan Shergold shared that the Council members of the committee had met, and had been assigned tasks to complete over the break to ensure that everything is on track to commence regular meetings. He also shared that they had received 6 applications for the 3 general student positions on the committee, and that they hoped to finalize those appointments as soon as possible.

New Business

President George Philp announced a new ASU policy draft that would include changes to the Operating Procedures, a new House Council Constitution, and changes to student organization funding and registration. The House Council Constitution changes will be discussed in the House Council Presidents committee, and the changes to student organization funding and registration will be discussed in the Student Life committee.


Community Relations Officer Gordon McLaughlin reminded Council of the upcoming Relay For Life (March 23rd) and expressed interest in putting together an SRC team.

Arts Senator Katie Winters reminded Council of the open mic night planned by the Black Students Association (February 12th at 6pm in the Axe).

Theology Senator Zach Goldsmith reminded Council of his upcoming “God and Science” talk (February 27th at 6pm in Fountain Commons). He stated that the projected turnout is greater than he originally anticipated and thanked Council members for their help in promoting the event.

President George Philp reminded Council of the need for poll clerks for the final two days of the 2019 General Election voting period, and of the results announcement event at the Axe on  Thursday the 14th at 5:30pm.

Rylie Moscato is a first year English student and Columnist for The Athenaeum