Run for a position, if you dare

By David Creasey

In the next few days some unfamiliar posters will be popping up. Individuals carrying stacks of handbills will approach you. A distracting, but humourous overhead will invade your classes.

Be forewarned. We’re asking you to run for a position on the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) or Students’ Academic Assembly (SAA).

If you are an undergraduate student, you want to get involved, and you care about students and student issues, there might be a position that interests you. There are 34 positions open. They range from President to Events Commissioner, from Faculty Representative for Social Work to Vice President Operations and Finance. Some positions are full-time, while most can be done while carrying a full course load. Some of the tasks deal strictly with the Students’ Union, some involve specific faculties and departments, and others deal with the community in an even broader sense. Some officials sit on committees, many organize events and others might find themselves meeting with the Alberta Minister of Learning.

Take a moment and think about running. For more information, check out the SU website (, send an e-mail to an elected official and ask them why you should run, or drop by the SU office. Attend a SLC meeting on any Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. or an saa meeting on any Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. If you run and are elected, you will meet new and interesting people, get a chance to see the SU in action, and feel the rush of a tuition-related campaign. Most importantly, you will change student life for the better.

Nomination packages are now available at the SU office, MSC 251. Nominations are open 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, Wednesday, March 1.

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