I hope everyone has started settling into day-to-day life at the University! Back to homework assignments, labs, and your large double-double in the morning. But now that you’ve seen how the University works on a daily basis, you’re probably starting to notice that some things don’t work quite right. Nowhere to heat up your food, or it’s hard to find a quiet place to study, or your labs start way too early in the morning.

Instead of keeping those frustrations to yourself, take the time to talk about them with your peers, and with your official student representative bodies.

The University of Alberta Academic Plan guides the institution for the next 5 years. It’s very general, but read through it, and let us know if you see a big problem area that’s going unnoticed. The ISSS will be meeting with the Dean of Science on the morning of September 17th to relay your concerns.

Also, take the time to learn more about the 4 candidates running for First Year Councillor and the 2 candidates running for Third Year Councillor for the ISSS. They’ll be campaigning over the next week, and will be looking for your support on September 23rd and 24th.

Finally, if you’re looking to add some experience to your resume, then get your name in to sit on one of the Faculty of Science committees. It’s a great way to learn more about your Faculty, plus have your voice heard on what’s important to students.

It’s up to you now! Feel free to email me at any time, and start the conversation.

Keep it cool,

Dustin