I hope you’re all enjoying your summer, whether you are staying in Lethbridge, went home, or are traveling. We’re still around at the Students’ Association and have been keeping busy getting ready for our new and returning students in the not-so-distant future. Because of the critical role the Alberta government plays in post-secondary education, we have spent time this summer working with the Alberta Student Executive Council (ASEC). ASEC consists of 15 colleges, universities, and technical institutes and represents over 175,000 students. We have been meeting with each other and the government to represent the collective needs of Alberta’s students which include:
- Transferability and collaborative programs
- Funding students to completion
- International student issues
- Open access to scholarly materials
- Mental health issues among students
- Student residences
- Funding for the arts
- Apprenticeship reform
We have started looking into our bylaws in order to make them more efficient and are still taking care of the day to day running of the LCSA. Exciting new changes this year include our new Locker Rental Program. Lockers will be available August 20 and cost $10 for the school year plus a $10 returnable deposit for the lock.
We have also been busy planning the years events. We have a great lineup for the year including Frosh, Band Wars, Zombie Tag, Speed Dating, an International Week, and Last Class Bash.
Your VP Student Life, Devon Hargreaves has been hard at work alongside Events and Communications Coordinator, Aaron Chubb to plan a wonderful lineup for FROSH 2012. So stay tuned and come to school ready to PARTY!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and come say hi when you get here!