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 weekly on Wednesdays at 5:00 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 October 2nd the council held a meeting primarily to discuss some matters in a closed session. Before the council entered closed session, members made a few announcements and then the public portion of the meeting came to a close
VP Academic & External, Mackenzie Jarvin, made several announcements; the first being the Kings-Hants Federal Candidates Environmental Debate. This event will be taking place in the KCIC from 5:30-7:30 on October 3rd. Candidates from the Peoples Party, Green Party and Liberal Party will be there to debate on questions provided by students regarding the environment. It will be an awesome opportunity to see where candidates align on this important public policy issue.
Secondly, Jarvin announced to the council that Acadia’s current Get Out the Vote pledge count is sitting at 394. She explained that the ranking system takes into account the total student population. This means that Acadia’s pledge count is in the top 5 across the country for the highest amount of pledges.
Jarvin lastly reminded the council of Pints with Politicians, where students can go to the Axe and have some food and drinks with one of the Kings-Hants candidates. There are still a few candidates left to have pints with and the schedule can be found on the ASU Facebook page.
Soyini Edwards, the Diversity and Inclusivity Representative, announced that she was hosting her first event on October 3rd at 7:00 pm at the KCIC. This event will be a time to de-stress by a bonfire and hang out for a bit during this busy time.
Voting for the by-election starts on Sunday, October 6, and ASU President Kyle Vandertoorn explained to council that all members will be required to take shifts, that will count towards office hours, in order to man the polling stations. Vandertoorn mentioned that she would get Chairperson Sulaman Qureshi to make a spreadsheet and advised council members to watch their SRC Facebook group in order to sign up for polling stations.