Charmaine Romaniuk will focus on student accessibility, involvement, and awareness By Erin Collins News Editor Although Charmaine Romaniuk just claimed the title for LUSU’s next Vice President Student Issues, she already has a solid plan of how she will strive to serve and empower Lakehead students. The Anthropology student was eager to sit down with [...]
Working toward an accessible online voting system for upcoming LUSU elections By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer With another LUSU election come and gone – not without its hiccups and speed bumps – the LUSU elections committee is looking into implementing a new voting system that would bring Lakehead into the 21st century. The electronic voting [...]
By Erin Collins News Editor The recent ballot count revealed the 2013-2014 leaders of the Lakehead University Student Union. Ian Kaufman looks forward to serving students as President, while Ayoub Ansari claimed the Vice President Finance title, and Charmaine Romaniuk earned Vice President Student Issues. Ian McRae secured the Orillia Executive position − the first [...]
VPSI candidate and current VP Finance candidate disqualified, asked to resign By Gary Musson Photo & Graphics Editor A security breach surrounding LUSU elections that occurred on February 1st, the day after advance polls were held, caused general polls to be postponed until February 11th and 12th, and advance polling to recommence on February 7th, [...]
By Erin Collins News Editor International Development Week: probably the only opportunity you’ll have to face an international table tennis champion, try out henna, and sample killer chutney all in the same day. An annual student event which strives to highlight the diversity and cultural pride that thrives at Lakehead, International Development Week will take [...]
Featuring local artisans, food producers, and student artists By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer Every Wednesday in the Study from 10 am until 4 pm, tables laden with handcrafted goods, local foods and teas are on display for the student body to peruse and purchase. A large sign board, made from recycled materials and hand painted [...]
By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief The LUSU Board of Directors was back in action on Thursday, November 15, in an eventful meeting that ended with Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Margaret Ryan receiving a censure from the board. Although the official reason for the censure is unknown, as the matter was discussed in-camera, it is believed [...]
Lakehead hosts dodgeball tournament to support Movember By Japheth Albu The Argus While many countries are only concerned with creating wars, here at Lakehead University students are focused on fighting a different type of battle: a war against Prostate cancer. Their weapon of choice: a dodge-ball. On November 17th Lakehead hosted a dodge ball tournament [...]
2012-13 LUSU Board of Directors officially get to work By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief On November 8, 2012, the LUSU Board of Directors held their first official meeting of the fall semester after undergoing their orientation sessions on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. The board is comprised of Chair Tyler Cook, LUSU President [...]
By Kylie Burchat Some people may think university is all work and no play, but that is not true atLakehead Orillia. There are many ways for first-year students to get out and meet new people, and get away from residence and their studies. This year, LUSU put together a trip to Canada’s Wonderland for Hallowe’en [...]
By Erin Collins News Editor Last Thursday, Lakehead student centres united to start the year off with a bang. Organized and attended by PRIDE, Gender Issues, Multicultural, and Aboriginal Awareness directors, the intent of the event was to allow Lakehead students to learn about their LUSU centres − while having a rollicking good time. Hosted [...]
“Exceptionally bad” decision locks out two potential candidates in Thunder Bay “Exceptionally bad” decision locks out two potential candidates in Thunder Bay By Jon Pukila Staff Writer “Congratulations Thunder Bay, you have all been acclaimed,” proclaimed LUSU Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Maggie Ryan to kick off the All-Candidates Meeting for the 2012 LUSU Board of [...]
Past executives fail to give Confederation College student union fair share By Erin Collins News Editor For several years, the student union of Confederation College (SUCCI) has not received their share of student fees from the nursing collaborative program run jointly by Lakehead and Confederation College. According to the LUSU, students pay dues to both [...]
Revised conflict of interest bylaw would “silence students,” Snoddon says. Jon Pukila The Argus The Lakehead University Student Union intends to make a legal challenge to the courts on Monday, April 30th regarding a recent bylaw change on Lakehead University’s Board of Governors. The bylaw change, passed on January 27th, redefines the nature of conflicts [...]
Deal would see over 6 acres of LU property leased between LU and Thunder Bay Country Club Jon Pukila The Argus “Be it resolved that LUSU formally and publically oppose the proposal for Lakehead University to lease land to the Thunder Bay Country Club. In addition, be it further resolved that if the University goes [...]
The LUSU annual general meeting commenced and concluded peacefully last Tuesday. Hosted by the Study, the event provided an opportunity for Lakehead students to see what their union was up to while both executives proceeded to wrap up their terms, reminisce, and exchange pats on the back.
Director Steven Ackroyd motioned to censure Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Daenis Camire at the LUSU Board on Mar. 15. As there was no seconder, the motion did not pass. However, Camire came well-prepared to the meeting to present several of his own concerns.
On Mar. 8, the LUSU Board of Directors convened to review a new summer job proposal, the student union’s audit, and retirement plans for Vice President Administration and Finance Michael Pawlowski. In addition, the Board vacancy was filled and Orillia directors spoke up.
While the Drop Fees rally traditionally falls on Mar. 2, the provincial government is currently so preoccupied doling out the 30% off grant that they haven’t had a chance to develop the framework for next year’s tuition fees.
CRO Daenis Camire and his band of tireless, spirited helpers counted the thousands of ballots on Thursday that had been cast by Lakehead students.