Come Visit the USSU Women's Centre
I guess I should start by introducing myself! I’m Heather Kevill, the new USSU Women’s Centre Coordinator. I’m a third year Sociology and Women & Gender Studies Double Honours major. I’m so excited about my new position with the USSU! The entire staff is absolutely amazing; everyone is so nice and welcoming. I am especially excited about working with the new Exec and my fellow Centre coordinators. If you haven’t met Jack and Natalya yet, I suggest you wander down to the Help Centre (Nat) and up to the Pride Centre (Jack). These two people could possibly be my soul mates and I can’t wait to organize so many fun events with them for the upcoming school year!
I started volunteering at the Women’s Centre last winter and instantly fell in love with all the people and programs it offers. With new friends and old ones, I helped plan and organize a couple of great campaigns on campus. For instance, we organized the Women’s Centre first ever Menstrual Product Drive. For a week, we were set up in the Arts tunnel collecting donation items such as tampons, pads, and reusable cups to give to the Saskatoon Food Bank. Many women who utilize organizations such as the Food Bank can’t afford menstrual products, so they often resort to items found around the home like yarn, old newspapers, or rags. We received a lot of positive feedback and support from the community. It is campaigns and events such as this one that has got me pumped for the next year and all the exciting opportunities that go along with this position.
If you’re looking for a fun, relaxing space to hang out in during the summer and/or school year, come to the Women’s Centre! We have couches, vagina pillows, an extensive library, movies, craft supplies, a volunteer iMac computer, a microwave, great information and resources, and me, to welcome you with open arms! We’re always accepting new volunteers and new friends. Come hang out with me!!!
Can’t wait to meet each and every one of you,