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Heading into November, what can we expect from IGNITE?

It could be a quiet month.



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Major changes are coming to student governance of IGNITE, some of which have received backlash on the student union’s social media, but what can we expect heading into November?

When it comes to events, there are two major events happening this month. This includes the first LinkedIn Local of the academic year and will feature speakers and promote networking and a new Real Talks featuring Antoni Porowski and Dan Levy.

However, when it comes to the bylaw changes, it will likely be a quiet month for announcements.

If IGNITE follows through on holding a press briefing every month, there will be a briefing for November but the likelihood that we will learn anything from it is slim because The Avro Post will not be invited unless we obtain a faculty advisor or the journalists that are invited report on it.

No other publication invited to the October press briefing reported what took place. If that trend continues, a select group of student journalists will be able to hear about any updates and ask questions of IGNITE officials, but the likelihood of a recap being posted about what took place is low.

IGNITE could send out new blog posts this month focusing student attention on the Board of Directors, such as the one released on Thursday, as they ramp up for the Special Meeting of the Members. Officials told reporters at the Oct. 4 press briefing that they would do just that.

Beyond a Board of Directors meeting set for Nov. 16 — with no time or exact location — and potentially a few marketing efforts to highlight the directors before the new year, November looks to be a quiet month. ■

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Ambulance on campus for the 3rd time in 7 days

Police and ambulance services



Cruisers in front of the LRC.

An ambulance and three Toronto Police vehicles were on campus on Wednesday afternoon for around one hour, marking at least the third time within seven days that emergency services have been spotted on campus.

It did not appear the ambulance was used during the hour or longer that it was parked in front of the Learning Resource Commons at the front of North Campus.

Two cruisers were parked in front, a police SUV and multiple campus security vehicles were in and out of the area.

The ambulance and police SUV departed campus at 3:40 p.m. while the first cruiser departed soon after. The final cruiser departed after 4 p.m. and no details were immediately available.

An ambulance was in front of the Learning Resource Commons a week ago as a male patient was carried out on a stretcher. On Sunday night, an ambulance was spotted in front of Residence T Building.

The Avro Post has reached out for details from Humber College. ■

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IGNITE Board to meet again in a hidden location

The student union has hidden exact locations since September.



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IGNITE’s Board of Directors, made up of elected student representatives, will be meeting on Wednesday evening at the University of Guelph-Humber, according to a schedule posted earlier this year by the student union, but no exact location or time has been made public.

The Board meeting locations were removed by the student union in September after paid staff blocked a reporter from The Avro Post from entering that month’s gathering of directors, a meeting that later turned out to be of major significance.

The Avro Post attempted to find the meeting in October but was unsuccessful. According to the IGNITE bylaws, the directors have to hold a majority vote to kick a student from the meeting, including student journalists. They are also required to post the meetings publicly.

However, IGNITE has rules currently on its Governance webpage that instruct students, who are classified as members of the union, to reach out to the executive director to obtain access to the meetings, bending the rules of their own bylaws.

If the meeting is indeed held in the University of Guelph-Humber, the typical location for the Board to gather is the conference room found by the entrance doors to the university in the Atrium. ■

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‘This is Garbage’ exhibit launches Thursday

It will be revealed in Lakeshore Campus.



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Garbage will be at the centre of the “This is Garbage” exhibit reveal at Humber College Lakeshore Campus on Thursday.

Sanda Van Ruymbeke will speak on critical analysis and explore the perception and constructs related to discarding material the way society does.

Ruymbeke will look at what contribution can one’s artistic practice make to challenge cultural perceptions and re-imagine the possibilities and value of garbage.

Sandra and Constant Van Ruymeke collaborated for the exhibit, which will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.


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