USMC Educational Travel Awards

“New to the 2018–19 school year, and offered through the Office of the Principal, the University of St. Michael's College (USMC) is offering travel grants to students wishing to travel abroad for educational purposes.”

Commuter Students at U of T

“The TTC is the main mode of transportation that most commuting students at U of T use, and their need to travel to and from home on this public transit has impacted their experience of university life, most of the time in a negative way.”

Cannabis Legalized Nationwide

“The new law — known as the Cannabis Act — will be implemented as a comprehensive public health approach that will potentially be more effective in protecting youth, according to Health Canada.”

Need to Know: SMCSU 2018–19

“While last year’s council ran into some problems that are to be expected following scandal, including a lack of interest in many executive positions, SMCSU was effectively able to hold campus events, introduce new committees and commissions, and fund USMC clubs in a transparent and scandal-free manner.”

Original Prin with Familiar Faces

“Original Prin takes a satirical perspective on modern Canadian life but also aspires to unpack the difficulty of navigating the demands of faith, family, work, and temptation in a secular world.”

Major Change in U of T Mental Health Policy

Fall 2018 marks the beginning of a full school year under the University of Toronto’s (U of T) new mandatory leave of absence policy. As such, it is necessary to explore what this policy is, and the controversial 18-month journey it took to become a reality.

U of T Professors Enact Laptop Ban

A number of questions raised regarding the no-electronics approach include how it may impede learning, the ramifications for accessibility, and if in truth it will facilitate a superior environment for learning.

Ford’s First 100 Days

Compared to its predecessor last year — which discussed Trudeau hitting the halfway mark of his term — this debate was much livelier and had more diversity on stage, both of identity and of opinion.

SMCSU Election Results Released

"306 of approximately 5,000 eligible University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) student voters participated during the April 4–14 voting period. Kate Strazds was elected SMCSU President with 171 votes and Joey Gratkowski was elected Vice-President (VP) with 185 votes."

UTSU Election Results Released

"Compass swept all executive positions. 12,734 of the 50,405 students eligible to vote did — qualifying as 25.3 per cent turnout. In nearly every race, the majority of votes were abstentions. President-elect Anne Boucher received 2,376 votes, defeating her opponent, Michelle Mabira, who earned 1,191. (9,167 voters abstained, 72 per cent of those who voted.)"

U-Pass Referendum Fails

"If the U-Pass referendum had passed, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) would have installed a universal transit pass for UTSG students, at a cost of $280 per semester. The UTSU’s Board of Directors would also have been permitted to increase this fee by up to five percent yearly, in order to cover rising administrative and transit costs."

U of T Releases 2018–19 Budget

"The total budgeted operating revenue for the 2018–19 fiscal year is predicted to be 8.2% higher than that of the previous year. Of this figure, 87% of this budget is derived from provincial operating grants as well as tuition and other student fees. Federal funding is rarely included in this budget."

SMCSU Holds 2018–19 All-Candidates Forum

"The forum was held from 4:30–6:00 p.m. on March 28 in Brennan Hall’s Coop, and participants included candidates for the nine members of SMCSU: President, Vice-President (VP), VP Finance, VP Academics, VP Community Life, VP Communications, VP Athletics, VP Arts, and VP Religious and Community Affairs (RCA)."