If you’ve been avoiding student politics for this last year (and we don’t blame you) but still want to vote, look no further than this handy compendium.
Executive video interviews:
Director-at-large questionnaire responses:
Official Facebook pages:
Food bank shortage raises questions about funding (Oct. 2013)
UVSS Food Bank and Free Store relocates in SUB (Oct. 2014)
Why do you think the food bank is needed? (Streeters, Oct. 2013)
Fee re-allocation question: Both slates support re-allocating money from the UVSS Election Fund to the food bank, as the funding level was set when the society still used paper ballots. After transitioning to online voting, money is now left over.
Fossil fuel divestment
Information from proponents:
Campus Community Garden profile (Profile, May 2014)
UVSS meeting that covers the increase for community garden (Jan. 2015)
Students of Colour Collective referendum:
UVSS audited financial statements (go to page 13). According to SOCC, they receive about $16,000 per year in advocacy council funding, but that just pays for the co-ordinator, who organizes work study students, does clerical work, and fields questions. With additional funding, SOCC hopes to hold more movie screenings, panel events, and re-open their food bank for self-identified people of colour, which closed due to lack of funding. Currently, other advocacy groups get 95 cents from each full-time student per semester. SOCC is looking for 70 cents per full-time student.