GUELPH POLITICAST #116 – A St. Patrick’s Day Special

Things were going pretty well. It wasn’t perfect, but it seemed like Town and Gown had found a way to perfectly co-exist inside the City of Guelph thanks to the diligence of City Hall, the police, the university, and student groups. And then Homecoming happened… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #116 – A St. Patrick’s Day Special”

CSA Makes International News for Its Musical Selection

Normally, the distribution of the student bus pass is not controversial for the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association, but then they did the unthinkable by including a top hit from 1972 in their music playlist while handing out the stickers to summer students. A walk on the wild side, indeed. Continue reading “CSA Makes International News for Its Musical Selection”

GUELPH POLITICAST #74 – The Central Student Association

Today is the last day for University of Guelph students to vote in a run-off election for next year’s President of the Central Student Association. It’s no small position, but getting undergrad students to vote for the person representing them to the university admin, the provincial and federal governments, and on all matter of student issues is no small feat itself. Fortunately, next year’s slate of Vice-Presidents is already in place. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #74 – The Central Student Association”

CSA Re-Opens Vote to Determine Fate of the UPass

With the fate of the University of Guelph Universal Bus Pass (UPass) in the balance, the Central Student Association at the U of G is reopening voting tomorrow (Wednesday) in an effort to meet quorum and approve of the new cost structure, phasing in a $50 increase over five years. Continue reading “CSA Re-Opens Vote to Determine Fate of the UPass”

Election Fix! The Results of CSA Vote at the U of G

It’s more than two years till another local election. We need a fix bad! Okay, so it turns out that the Central Student Association at the University of Guelph last week had their annual election cycle on various student led referendums, and to choose their representatives on various college boards and for the executive of the CSA itself. The unofficial results were released yesterday. Continue reading “Election Fix! The Results of CSA Vote at the U of G”

VIDEO: South African Student Activists Help U of G Push for Access in Education

In a weird case of life imitating protest, last Thursday afternoon started with University of Guelph students protesting the rising cost of post-secondary education, but it likely ended with them celebrating as the Ontario government announced in its Budget provisions designed to make a university education more affordable. Back in the morning though, the excitement was palpable as U of G student activists, basking in the glow of shutting down the Board of Governors meeting last year, tried to get the administration’s attention again. Continue reading “VIDEO: South African Student Activists Help U of G Push for Access in Education”

This Week in Press Releases – February 1-5, 2016

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – February 1-5, 2016”

Upcoming Election Events in Guelph

As of today, there’s just one month left till Election Day. With the campaign heating up, there’s a lot of election related events happening in the next couple of weeks. Here is a sampling: Continue reading “Upcoming Election Events in Guelph”