The summer has barely started and the Acadia Students’ Union executive team has already hit the ground running with a number of projects for the incoming year. Our first few weeks have been a lot to learn, but the new team is eager and ready to take on whatever the year has to offer. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll be working on all summer!
Samantha Nielsen, VP Communications, I have been working on ways to bring the Town of Wolfville and Off-Campus Students relations closer than ever. She has also working on a project that involves taking a look back at the history of the ASU to help in celebrating the upcoming 50th birthday of the union.
Andrew Grant, our VP Finance, has been working on sponsorship packages for Welcome Week and a number of other events that will take place through the year. Andrew will also be attending his first Board of Governors meeting on June 23rd, just following his trip to Toronto for a Campus Trust conference which deals with the student health plan shared between 11 schools throughout Canada.
Brianna Jarvin, our VP Academic, has been assisting students with their dismissal appeals since the end of term, as well as representing ASU student voice in a number of conferences for Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS). She has already begun planning a “Get Out the Vote” campaign for the upcoming municipal election in October.
Ted Higa, our VP Programming, has been working on Welcome Week events that are worthy of the 50th year celebration of the ASU. He is also working with our internal organizations which include the Mental Health Society, the Athenaeum, and Axe Radio to continually improve campus events and student life.
Last but not least, our President Sam Sproule has been transitioning with past President Suzanne Gray to increase sexual health awareness on campus with the 27 thousand dollar Innovation Grant the university received from the province. Sam is also working hard to reach out to student groups in finding out what she can help improve during her term.
That’s it for now! We can’t wait for what the upcoming school year has in store and we’ll have more for you as we approach Welcome Week in late August.