The 2023-2024 Executive Team will see redistributed responsibilities among its six members, including the newly named Vice President Student Services role.
USC Press Release
As protests and violence continue in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini in early September, the University Students’ Council (USC) stands in solidarity with Iranians calling for gender equality, human rights, and freedom. These protests have both an immediate impact of unifying Iranians around the world, and offer hope for lasting change.All too often, […]
USC Response to Transparency and Communication by Western Administration, and Western’s August 2022 COVID-19 Policy
Timeline of Events: August 22: Western released an updated mask and vaccination policy to come into effect September 1. August 24: A motion was brought to the USC Council to oppose the mask mandate.August 25-30: USC Councillors conducted consultations with students in their faculties to gather feedback and opinions in regards to this motion and the policy. August […]
Trigger Warning: Sexual & Gender-Based ViolenceWe’re ready for change – and we know Western is too.The recommendations released today in the Promoting Transformative Change at Western: Report of the Action Committee on Gender-Based and Sexual Violence and Independent Review of Western University Policies, Procedures and Processes related to the events on campus of Sept. 10 […]
Friday, April 29, 2022 Response RE: Proposed 2021-2022 Western University Operating & Capital Budgets To the Undergraduate students, University Senate and Administration at Western University, Over the course of the 2021/2022 academic year, our student body has navigated challenges related to ongoing waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifts between online and in-person learning, and the […]
The University Students’ Council issued the following statement regarding the death of a Western student yesterday: The USC is heartbroken and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Maija Nenonen, a third-year student at Ivey School of Business. Our thoughts are with Maija’s friends and family, and the fellow students who have been impacted […]
Last week on March 23rd, the Ontario Undergraduate Students’ Alliance issued a statement in response to the Ontario Provincial Government’s release of the 2022-2023 Tuition Freeze, which can be read here: https://www.ousa.ca/pr_freeze_2022.“Although we are pleased that domestic tuition will not be increased this coming year, we are worried there is still not enough support for […]
On March 2nd, the USC unanimously passed a motion to declare a sexual and gender-based violence crisis on campus. The language we use matters, and declaring a crisis communicates that we are more accurately and saliently reflecting the intensity and severity of what our students are experiencing and have been for generations. The word ‘crisis’ […]
Last night, the USC executive introduced a motion at Council regarding improving accountability for sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response. We consulted students and student groups for several months and have heard loud and clear that they want to see more immediate, transparent, and meaningful action to make our community safer and more equitable. We […]
Over the next three years, the organization will reallocate 61 per cent of invested funds out of pooled holdings containing fossil fuels and into sustainable, profitable, and fiscally-responsible funds.