Council Blog 5

Hey everyone, long-time no blog! So as you may know, the DSU AGM took place on Wednesday, October 11th, unfortunately we did not reach quorum (the number required for any votes or decisions at this meeting to be valid). As this was the case, the meeting ended up being quite short with a few presentations about executive goals, the Survivor Support Centre, and the Auditor’s report. Since I have already touched on a lot of what we went over in previous blogs, I decided to dedicate this blog to talking about how you as a Dal student can get the most out of the DSU.

The first way you can benefit from the DSU is accessing its many services on campus. For example, did you know that the DSU runs a foodbank in the SUB? This is a service run by the DSU and its volunteers to provide food for students in need. The DSU also offers weekly appointments with a lawyer if you have any legal questions or need documents notarized. If you are interested in (free) yoga classes, the DSU runs yoga as well as many other wellness programs throughout the week in the SUB.

 We also have an incredible new service this year, our Survivor Support Centre. This centre is located on the third floor SUB, just down the hall from Campus Copy in room 347, and includes a phone line that is operated by trained student volunteers and our wonderful Survivor Support Centre Manager, Shannon. This centre and other DSU offices like Sustainability Office, and the Equity and Accessibility Office are here to support students like you. If you are looking for really affordable produce on campus look no further than the DSU Market, operating in the SUB on Tuesdays (10:00am-5:00pm) and Wednesdays (10:00am-4:00pm) and on Sexton campus from 11:00am-3:00pm on Wednesdays. They have a great variety of fresh and affordable produce every week!

If you are interested in getting involved with the DSU, check out the Union committees, and volunteer opportunities online. Follow the DSU on Facebook and check out the DSU website for volunteer and committee opportunities regularly! If you have any questions about volunteering, committee opportunities, or DSU resources, feel free to reach out anytime by emailing me here (kmaclellan@dal.ca).

 

Helpful Links:

Foodbank hours (http://www.dsu.ca/foodbank)

Legal Aid (http://www.dsu.ca/services/community-student-services/legal-counsel)

Wellness Room Schedule (http://www.dsu.ca/wellness)

Survivor Support Centre (http://www.dsu.ca/survivorsupport)

Campus Copy (http://www.dsu.ca/campuscopy)

DSUSO (http://dsu.ca/dsuso)

E&A (http://dsu.ca/equity)

DSU Market (http://www.dsumarket.ca/)

DSU Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dalstudentunion/)

 

Katie MacLellan

DSU Science Rep