Calling all west-coast Gaiters! If you’re around the Vancouver area you might run into some familiar faces this weekend. The SRC has sent a delegation of representatives to the 2015 Student Union Development Summit (SUDS) taking place at the University of British Colombia. Your VP Academic Chelsea McLellan, VP Student Affairs Heather Barlow, and Director of Communications and Marketing Benjamin Tracy, are representing our small students’ association amongst others from across the country.

This is the first time the BUSRC has participated in SUDS and we’re excited for our team to bring back everything they’ve learned. With workshops and sessions on community engagement, student finances, mental health, and more.  This is a chance for us to engage in idea sharing and exchange best practices with schools from coast-to-coast. It’s not a long visit but it’s an opportunity we were excited to pursue!

When Ben, Heather, and Chelsea get back they’ll be submitting a report and writing a blog about the experience, the things they’ve learned and are bringing back to BU! Stay tuned for that and any new initiatives! In the meantime, enjoy your last few weeks of summer, and don’t hesitate to contact the SRC team with any questions, comments or concerns! We’ve been working in Lennoxville all summer on new and exciting initiatives that we’re excited to share with you! We can’t wait to see everyone back!

Take care, be safe, and come home soon! Cheers Gaiters!

Matthew Robinson
SRC President