URSU and USSU and Bears, Oh My!
Last weekend your USSU Executive had the fortune to spend some time with the new University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU). Before that we also met with Haanim Nur, the new president of URSU, and gave her a tour of the completed Place Riel building. The result of these meetings was very positive. There are many areas in which the USSU and URSU can collaborate, especially when it comes to education. Since it is the provincial government who has jurisdiction over post-secondary education we can streamline our lobbying efforts by working with Regina towards common goals. We will soon be traveling to Regina to have a tour of their student union building, although I’m certain that it’s nowhere near as nice as ours.
Meanwhile in the realm of Operations and Finance, I have been working on fine-tuning the processes used to ratify and fund campus groups. A handful of clubs have ratified already which has allowed me to identify some of the common points which groups have difficulty understanding. Over the next few days I will be compiling some resources and releasing them to all clubs which should make the relationship between the USSU and campus groups even stronger. Also, there are some exciting opportunities for clubs that ratify over the summer so stay tuned for details.
Finally, I have been occupying the remainder of my time going through policy documents and ensuring that they are up to date and reflect current practices of the USSU. There are also several changes I’d like to make revolving around elections, campus groups, and more.
Remember that my door is always open if you have any questions about campus groups, transit, or essentially anything with a dollar sign in front of it.