Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

The Academic Reform Group finalized a constitutional document during its inaugural public meeting on Monday, and proposed carrying out a research project over the roles of elected student leaders at the University of Guelph-Humber. 

Its sole executives, President Hannah Derue and outreach vice president Kayla Terceira, along with two new members and media, were in attendance at the club’s first open gathering, where the 10-page Constitution was approved.

The IGNITE Student Life club also voted on their branding, putting in place a sophisticated six-pronged blue star as their official logo during the gathering in the IGNITE Leadership Studio.

Beyond that, discussions veered into elected leaders representing students, and people’s awareness of what student government is and what it means for those on campus.

The Academic Reform Group discussed the way elections are run at the Guelph-Humber building on the North Campus and criticized the overcrowding of posters along with the lack of information found on them and traditions for the posted campaign ads.

A limit for posters was one idea brought forward by members in a heated discussion that lasted for over 90 minutes.

“IGNITE’s job is to make the campus climate better for students,” Vice President of Correspondence Kayla Terceira said, as ARG members talked about the presence of the student association at GH.

Derue said that in confusing situations, like during the strike, student leadership needs to be more active in representing students to the administration.

IGNITE Leadership Lounge from The Avro Post

Ms. Derue deferred any vote regarding action on an elections research task force or taking a stance on the presence of IGNITE on the Guelph-Humber side of campus until the next General Meeting.

Grade appeal documents can only be filed by the first week in the following semester, but ARG members said that they would examine the policy.

“We need to be the voice for students in those positions,” Derue said regarding peers who aren’t aware of opportunities such as the appeals process.

More details to follow. Image of the meeting attendees from Eli Ridder/The Avro Post. 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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