Andrew Beach

www.votebeach.ca

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Andrew Beach

Hayes: Beach’s platform seems driven to solve non-existent problems. CPR training for Sophs is costly and SERT already fills this need. It’s not like we have first years keeling over left and right. (read more)

Ashley Bushfield

www.votebushfield.com

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Ashley Bushfield

Hayes: Some good ideas in theory here, but execution will be a problem.

The Inclusive Symposiums will be great if they work, but when former VP-campus issues James Arthurs tried a similar project last year they failed because students chose not to show up. (read more)

Ryan Cassidy

www.vote4cassidy.com

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Ryan Cassidy

Hayes: Cassidy’s platform says surprisingly little. Surprising because of how small this pamphlet is.

Finishing a platform with a question mark means you don’t know the answer yourself. (read more)

Tabitha Navratil

www.trustintab.com

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Tabitha Navratil

Hayes: The hardest part of dissecting this platform is finding where to start.

Beyond proposing positions already in place with the USC, such as a website manager, student speaker series commissioner and subsidizing the cost of beverages if a travel mug is being used, Navratil’s new points are also teeth-numbingly stupid. (read more)

Emily Rowe

www.voterowe.ca

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Emily Rowe

Hayes: Considering the amount of experience Rowe has with the USC and the number of old-timers she has surrounded herself with, her platform should have been better.

Beyond reading like a collection of various VP-student events platforms, if the renovation referendum doesn’t pass Rowe will have major problems fulfilling many of her points. (read more)

Ben Singer

www.bensinger.ca

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Ben Singer

Hayes: Why someone would want to cut a fund that has been heavily used after its first year is beyond me. The Member’s Council Initiative Fund was designed to free up more space for the average student to get funding for independent projects and create a separate fund for the larger groups floating around the USC. (read more)

Speaking on behalf of students

How the USC president interacts with Western’s administration

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Incoming Western President Amit Chakma

Next year, Western will have two new presidents: newly appointed Western President Amit Chakma and the soon to be decided president of the University Students’ Council.

But what is the relationship between the USC and administration really like? Former USC President Fab Dolan said his relationship with Western administration, though cordial, was actually quite strained. (read more)

Debates test candidates' mettle on the hot seat

Analyzing how presidential hopefuls handled public forums

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Candidates Debate

Over the last two weeks the candidates for next year’s University Students’ Council presidency have faced the student population in a variety of formats. But nothing is quite as revealing as the various opportunities for candidates to greet students in a public debate. (read more)

Putting the big decisions in student's hands

Cole: referendum questions legally binding

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Gym space concept art

From deciding the physical layout of our campus to putting major issues to rest, the importance of the referendum process should not be underestimated.

“Referendums are important because it’s a true exercise of democracy,” University Students’ Council President Stephen Lecce said. (read more)

UCC Renovation: Yes

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

This year, students have gained control of 300 per cent more space in the University Community Centre.

As a result, we are being asked to contribute to a renovation project to transform the building. (read more)

UCC Renovation: No

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

There has been an overwhelming response in support of the No Campaign for the University Community Centre renovations.

Students are saying that paying a $95 a year fee or $380 over four years is too much. (read more)

What do Board of Governors and Senate really do?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Western’s undergraduate Senators and Board of Governors representatives are some of the most influential decision makers on campus. Yet, most students have no idea exactly what they do.

“When I was on the Senate I would tell students that I was a senator and they would immediately ask me what that was,” Jacqueline Cole, former senator and current VP-university affairs for the University Students’ Council, said. (read more)

Discussing life after being USC president

Former presidents say job requires mix of idealism and pragmatism

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Past USC Presidents

Gillian Anderson looks back on her time as USC president with fond memories. Currently working out of Rome, Italy as an independent consultant for the United Nations, Anderson says she always strived to find work that invoked the same passion she felt as USC president in 1995-96. (read more)

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