BUSAC held its fifth meeting of the academic year on October 19, in which they discussed club funding requests, approved funding towards Brock’s Hamilton Campus and listened to the reports of the executive team.
One presentation was a request for club funding by Roots, a club that promotes awareness of African-Caribbean culture. Roots has several upcoming events including a pageant happening on November 12.
After the Roots presentation came a budget presentation from the Goodman School of Business Association; the group broke down the funds they need in order to succeed this school year.
The funding requests will be voted on in the next BUSAC meeting.
The final presentation to BUSAC was aimed at creating awareness in regards to the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women which occurred this past weekend, for its third time in the Niagara region.
Perhaps the most important occurrence at this BUSAC meeting was the acceptance of funds that were allocated towards Brock’s Hamilton Campus, taken from the Fed-Up Levy which focuses on providing affordable food options to students.
The Brock Hamilton Campus, which opened in 2000, caters primarily to the Department of Teacher Education, with students attending as part of the last year in the Concurrent Education program.
The funds were approved for the use of catering student social events and gift cards given out as prizes at events. Previous to this funding approval, the Hamilton Campus had only received Fed-Up funding for one microwave and a kettle for student use.
“I’m really happy that the executives are trying to bring the campuses together this year,” said Geoffrey Verrier, the Faculty of Humanities representative. “In the past there hasn’t been much attention paid to the [Hamilton Campus] so it’s nice to see the effort this year.”
Verrier says that with the Hamilton Campus not having their own student government, it’s important for them to be included in decisions and funding allocation when it comes to BUSAC’s agreements.
As always, BUSAC finished the meeting with reports from the executive team in regards to plans, initiatives and student/public involvement.
Executives reported that all of the Alessia Cara concert tickets, the concert which was cancelled due to poor weather conditions during O-Week, have been refunded, a total of 27,870 dollars and that there will be an event bus taking students to the OUA Rowing Finals on Oct. 29. Also noted was the extension of Brock’s library hours began last week, adding 17.5 hours a week for students to study, meet with groups, and so forth, and that the OUSA Fall General Assembly is approaching.
Every BUSAC meeting is open to the public and streamed online by BrockTV, the link to the full Oct. 19 meeting can be found at: http://livestream.com/Brocktvlive/events/6521044
If you’re interested in attending the next meeting, it will be on November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the 13th floor boardroom of Schmon Tower