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The Avro Post on Wednesday evening received notice from the University of Guelph-Humber that its application to become an approved society was declined, making it the second time that Student Life has turned down a submission from the publication.

An application was privately filed by the Post in November, in an attempt to get approved this year following a rushed attempt last year and after the Post was granted IGNITE club status in the spring before having it taken away a week later.

Despite having a faculty advisor in the form of Professor Martin Vanderwoude, Student Services Coordinator Jessica Pilfold said The Avro Post’s proposal “does not meet Student Society Guidelines.”

“Specifically, the proposal to sanction an independent student newspaper does not fit within our society criteria,” Pilfold wrote to The Avro Post in an email, offering to meet in early 2019 to “further discuss” the application, an invitation the Post will take up.

Staff at The Avro Post have expressed disappointment in the denial, after preparing an application over five pages long with details on a student publication’s importance on campus and a mandate for its work.

The Canadian University Press stands by The Avro Post as a campus publication based at the University of Guelph-Humber.


Image from 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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