Author: Erik Preston

VUSAC Elections 2016: Golda Greenspoon, Vice-President Internal Candidate

I sat down with Vice-President, Internal candidate Golda Greenspoon to discuss her experience, and what she intends to bring to the role of VPI on VUSAC in the next year.   The Strand: What sort of skills and experience do you bring to the table as VPI?    Golda: I have two years of experience on VUSAC. In my first year at Vic, I was a Councillor on VUSAC, which means I was doing a bunch of different things. My focus was on Highball that year, so with the Scarlet & Gold Commissioner. I was also the Finance Chair’s...

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VUSAC Elections 2016: Steve Warner, Vice-President External Candidate

  I sat down with Steve Warner, candidate for the position of Vice-Presidet, External to talk about his experience that he brings to the table, as well as his goals and aspirations for the role.   What sort of skills and experience do you bring to the table?    The role of VPE largely deals with three areas: residences, Dean’s office and administration, and the UTSU. So I bring two main areas of experience. In the last year I have been on the Victoria College Council, with Gabe [current Co-President of VUSAC], Alex [current Vice-President, External], and others. Through...

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VUSAC Elections 2016: Stuart Norton and Rahul Christoffersen, Co-Presidential Candidates

For some Victoria College students, not only does March mean final essays, exams, and assignments, it means election season. It’s a time where these students spend the majority of their time preparing for and executing a week-long election cycle where they attempt to convince fellow Victorians to elect them as their student leaders for the next twelve months. I sat down with co-presidential candidates Stuart Norton and Rahul Christofferson to talk about their campaign and their plans for their presidency if elected.   What sort of skills and experience do the two of you bring to the table?   ...

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Scholarships 101

With Reading Week now behind us, the 2015-16 academic year will soon come to a close. For many, the ending of one school year inevitably leads to the question of how to pay for the next one. As tuition prices continue to soar, and with the City of Toronto no less expensive to live in, this question becomes more daunting every year. But where certain voids in funding exist, there are resources available to fill them at Victoria College and the University of Toronto. Millions of dollars in bursary and scholarship money are available to students at Vic to...

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Vic’s Newest Club Helps Students Navigate Difficult Scholarship Market

New this year to Victoria College, the Scholarship and Grant Writing Club aims to help students navigate the broad market for supplemental funding. Founder Spencer McMurray, a Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies student from Victoria College, received official club recognition in November and has just recently begun operations, having held only one meeting so far. “We deal with anything related to student funding, whether that be bursary applications, research funding applications, or even applications for internships and student projects.” Currently, the only effective resource when it comes to scholarship and bursary funding is the registrar office of each college....

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