Keeping SAITSA in check
The Student Legislative Council held its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12 in an effort to garner attention for membership and to explain what one’s responsibilities will be if elected.
The SLC is made of 15 students who will serve as watchdogs over the SAIT Students’ Association executive and ensure that the best interests of SAIT students are being served. There are four returning members from the summer, meaning there are 11 open spots for students interested in becoming elected this term.
SAITSA Vice-President academic Andrew Crossett explained that serving as a member of the SLC gives students the opportunity to influence how SAITSA operates, what services they provide, and allows one to advocate on behalf of all students.
“The more involvement that we get from students, the more in touch we are with the student population as a whole, and the better we can represent that body. Basically, the more involvement there is, the better we are able to do our job,” said Crossett.
Voting runs from Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28. The results will be announced an hour later at the Gateway located inside the campus and wellness centre.
Visit SAITSA.com for more information. You can also read candidate platforms on page 6 & 7 in this issue of the Weal.