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Happy Movember, #BaldforBieber & Save the Wesmen
1. Movember, one of the most popular fundraisers on Canadian campuses, began today. Perhaps taking a cue from Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall, who challenged his fellow premier Robert Ghiz of P.E.I. to a grow-off, students at the University of Regina’s Carillon student newspaper are asking readers to bet on who can grow the best mo. $5 to vote. Proceeds fight cancer.
2. The 2013 Maclean’s University Rankings are finally here! The 132-page guide includes stories on class size, the viral videos phenomenon, expensive textbooks and, of course, the rankings. Who took home the gold may not surprise you, but the performance of schools like the University of Northern British Columbia, New Brunswick and Trent probably will.
3. A false rumour on Twitter that Justin Bieber had cancer caused a number of fans to shave their heads and tag them under #BaldforBieber. Rachel Herscovici of the Queen’s Journal disapproves.
4. More than 800 people have “liked” a Facebook page called “Save the Wesmen.” The University of Winnipeg is considering changing the name of its Wesmen athletics teams to be more inclusive.
Student union says “it doesn’t make sense”
Students at Thompson Rivers University are joining their peers at schools like the University of Prince Edward Island in demanding that their student union’s budget be published online.
It would seem like a given that students who are forced to pay substantial fees—$150 per year at TRU—would have easy access to the projected spending of their money. Indeed, they do at some schools like the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.
But many student unions like TRU’s have bylaws that only require executives to share their budgets at annual general meetings or when students make appointments to sit down with executives to go over the numbers.
As everyone is likely aware, CUPE 3903 has decided to hold a sit-in outside the office of the York University president. CUPE set out a news release the other night entitled “CUPE 3903 and undergrad allies occupy York U president’s office” announcing the sit-in. The union stated in its release “The sit-in protest launches CUPE [...]
As everyone is likely aware, CUPE 3903 has decided to hold a sit-in outside the office of the York University president.
CUPE set out a news release the other night entitled “CUPE 3903 and undergrad allies occupy York U president’s office” announcing the sit-in.
The union stated in its release “The sit-in protest launches CUPE 3903′s week of action, which aims to increase pressure on the York administration.”
It would appear from the news release that CUPE 3903, who sent out the release, is behind the sit-in. Turns out, much like the University of Toronto Students’ Union and Always Question in the spring, take CUPE’s news release should not be judged by its content.
CUPE 3903 chief negotiator Graham Potts tells the York student newspaper The Excalibur the sit-in is not “officially organized by CUPE.”
How can it be the launch of CUPE’s “week of action” but not be “officially organized” by CUPE at the same time?