Author: Ainsley Doell

Getting involved with VUSAC

Photo | Hana Nikcevic Fall Elections are here VUSAC is hosting its fall elections in order to fill eight councillor positions, as well as the positions left outstanding from the spring election period: Sustainability Commissioner and Vice President Student Organizations (VPSO).   Councillor (8 positions available) Councillors assist with the planning and execution of a variety VUSAC directives and events. They are also voting members on VUSAC. Two of the eight positions are reserved for FIRST YEAR students.   Sustainability Commissioner (1 position available) The Sustainability Commissioner is responsible for providing the campus community with educational programs, services, and events concerned...

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Pro-Life display at UTSU’s Street Fest sparks counter-protest

  Photo | Hana Nikcevic On September 12th, a display by University of Toronto Students for Life on the outskirts of the UTSU’s Street Fest was met with an ad hoc gathering of counter-protesters. After being purportedly blocked from entering the boundaries of the Street Fest, the assembly of pro-life activists chose to set up a display on the Southeast corner of Harbord and St. George, with a large banner featuring a graphic image of an aborted fetus. The display was met by impromptu groups of counter-protesters who brought with them a large banner reading “U of T Feminist Strong,”...

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StudentDwellTO Seeks to Solve Lack of Affordable Student Housing

U of T, Ryerson, York, and OCAD team up to explore solutions to student housing dilemma UofT, Ryerson, York, and OCAD are working collaboratively on “StudentDwellTO”: a research project scheduled to take place over the next two years, with the aim of investigating and generating solutions to the lack of affordable housing for students in Toronto. This initiative will involve close to 100 students and faculty members across campuses. From UofT, that includes students and faculty members from the Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Each university involved will be responsible for hosting programming within the community, large focus groups to...

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