Solidarity - la jour et la nuit (Taken with instagram)
Seventh floor HQ (Taken with instagram)
For the first time since we started having regular general assemblies, we did not make quorum this past tuesday… but this does not mean that we are done trying to hear about everyones experiences from this past semester.
the electronic comment box is still up and running:
feel free to let us know what is on your mind, and we hope to see you all at the GPE departmental wine and cheese next week on thursday, May the 3rd, at 5:00 on the 12th floor!
as a way of debriefing at the end of this tumultuous semester, this website has been set up to expand your options of providing feedback to your student association. All of the fields related to personal information are optional. The only required fields are the ones for your comments, your program, and the one giving us permission to publish ONLY your comments on our website. If you elect to give personal information, please be assured that it will be held in confidence and not published or distributed without your express permission.
For the next week or so, leading up to the official-unnoficial department meeting and wine and cheese, all of the student GPE associations (UPA, GUSS, and GeoGrads) will be doing our best to collect as much feedback from our respective departments as possible. This website is part of that effort, and as well we will be turning the grad students lounge (on the 12th floor near the couches) into a drop in center where people may come to share experiences in person, and as always we will be having our general assembly on tuesday.
Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated, we hope to hear from you all!
Here is some great coverage from the Real News Network. It is always refreshing to see this kind of representation from english speaking news agencies.
The time has come, another year gone. We gather to share the good times, and the best of times, and most importantly to say farewell to those who are leaving us for ‘grown-up’ jobs. Put your dancing shoes on, as GUSS & UPA present the End Of The Year Extravaganza!
Act I - 7pm - 10pm
Pre-Party Plateau BBQ by RSVP ONLY
What better way to kick off the night’s events than with a tummy full of food. The venue can hold 40 people max. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying vegetarian if necessary. BBQ Location will be emailed to RSVPers 2 days before the event.
Act II - 10pm - 3am
End Of Year Party Time @ Blizzart’s
3956 St-Laurent (Just Below Duluth)
3 Drinks for $5 - Valid Concordia ID Required @ the bar (Drink tickets will only be sold to GUSS & UPA students.) We’ve got awesome DJs lined, expect some serious dancing. Advice to you, show up early to get your drink tickets before things get crowded.
Presented by your friends at GUSS and the UPA!
These photos are from the press conference this past wednesday, April 11th.
*** update***I have been rather sick for the past few days and so have not been able to post as much recently, for that I apologize. let me try to catch up a bit…
I believe the press conference was a success, it was a great show of solidarity to see the representatives from la CLASSE sitting at the same table as representatives from our own department, it just goes to show once again that the Geography Planning and Environment Department have become part of a much larger movement.
I had to leave during the question answer period to speak to the department chair, Dr. Greene, about the status of the monthly faculty meeting. In order to better facilitate a healthy environment for constructive discourse regarding how we as a department might move forward together, stronger for our experiences as opposed to bickering and divided as the school year comes to a close, this meeting will be rescheduled for next week.
To the Concordia community at large,
In light of the events leading up to and culminating on April 12th, 2012 at Concordia University, ASFA, its member associations and representatives, feel the need to address the issue of violence on campus. The atmosphere has become increasingly hostile and the climate of intimidation has reached a point where ASFA can no longer remain silent. Violence towards students – whether striking or non-striking – is unacceptable.
Increased levels of security on campus have led to increased tensions resulting in an increase in violence. University policies regarding security have been of great worry to students and have been detrimental to their safety, resulting in violence between students. ASFA expresses great concern as to the administration’s decision to employ private security – such groups are unlikely to act in Concordia’s best interest and long-term health and present a destabilising factor with regards to the current situation.
ASFA requests that the University administration respect President Lowy’s statement that all students are entitled to safety. ASFA condemns the violation of civil rights and demands that the University take appropriate action to ensure the safety of the student community as a whole. ASFA calls for the university to ensure accessibility to an environment of both civility and mutual respect.
The Arts and Science Federation of Associations,
Executive and Board of Directors
Rogue STM add in concordia (Taken with instagram)