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Welcome back to class, Sheridan! We really have missed you. 

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To welcome you back and help you out with getting back into the swing of things this week, our teams have put together a few resources and activities for you: 

  1. Food First - For the next couple of weeks, you will be able to access our Food First program every 3 days! You can visit our Services page or visit any SSU office to learn more about that.
  2. Our offices will be open a bit later (9-5:30) to better assist you guys. Stop by anytime! 
  3. The Den is back up and running for you at Davis. Open 11 am daily. 
     
 

 

Coming up this week
 

Wednesday November 22

  • HMC Coffee House - We're hosting a special Coffee House session over at HMC for you to come chill, study, and listen to live music.
    • 4 PM @ HMC Caf 

Thursday November 23

  • Pancake Breakfast - We're giving away FREE pancakes in the morning at all three campuses, starting at 9, so stop by before class and enjoy! 
    • Trafalgar - The Marquee 
    • Davis - The Den 
    • HMC - SSU Clubs Room 
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association will be available so feel free to come by and chat : 

Davis - 12 -2 in the SSU Clubs Room and 5-7 at the Bruin Coffee House
Trafalgar - 12-2 in the SSU Boardroom and 5-7 in the Coffee Loft
HMC - 12-4 in the SSU Boardroom

  • Treat Yo'self - You deserve some serious pampering right about now! So we're bringing in local barbers and hair stylists to freshen up your look.
    Or come to enjoy a manicure or free massage while you sit back and watch a movie! 
    • Trafalgar - The Marquee @ 7PM 
    • Davis - The Den @ 5PM 
    • HMC - SSU Clubs Room @ 2PM 

Friday November 24
 

The Canadian Mental Health Association will be hosting another session at all campuses for you, so feel free to come by and chat :

Davis - 12-2 in the SSU Boardroom and 5-7 at DAV Residence
Trafalgar - 12-2 in the SSU Boardroom and 5-7 at TRC Residence
HMC - 12-4 in the SSU Boardroom

HMC -  We are having a good old-fashioned game night! Enjoy some board games and prizes at the HMC Clubs Room @ 2PM 

DAV - We know how much you guys love your ping pong! Come by The Den to de-stress or play some pool with us @ 5PM 

TRC - Peer to peer critiques are happening in The Marquee and Coffee Loft @ 7 for those of you who want that extra feedback on your assignments. 

Stay in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see what else we have planned!

#SSwemissedU
 


If you have questions about getting back on track, fee payment dates, travel accommodations financial support, etc. ➡️ Visit http://backtoclass.sheridancollege.ca

We will continue to advocate for your student experience and update you with additional information and resources. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know 👇

2017 Annual General Meeting Recap

With nearly 70 students in attendance, the 2016-2017 AGM was a great success, encouraging nearly three hours of valuable student feedback and engagement.
 

We began with an inspiring visit from Spencer West: an acclaimed Me to We keynote speaker and author. Spencer joined us to share his experience with overcoming obstacles and building community. After losing both his legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, Spencer went on to climb and summit Mount Kilimanjaro with only his hands, a wheelchair and teamwork. Spencer’s presentation was sincerely humbling and will undoubtedly remain an inspiration to all those in attendance. 

Sylvia Ibrahim - SSU President, Spencer West - Guest Speaker, Tyler Bogaert - SSU Board Chair

Sylvia Ibrahim - SSU President, Spencer West - Guest Speaker, Tyler Bogaert - SSU Board Chair

The membership then approved our 2015-16 audited statements, the 2015-2016 AGM Meeting Minutes and ratified our incoming 2016-17 board members.  Sylvia Ibrahim, President of the Student Union took the members through the operational successes, including partnerships welcoming a Syrian student in cooperation with Sheridan and World University Service of Canada, our Espresso Yourself art initiative in our coffee houses, enhanced programming at HMC, health care kiosks, our Friendship Bench initiative, our first Pride Week initiative and a planned car share program.

Our Incoming President, Enrique Ponce, was introduced and approved by the membership at the meeting, saying, “Thank you, everybody!  I’m really excited to become President.  Some of you might know me from my role as an EVP for the past few years.  I’m hoping to use that experience as President, and while I’m very familiar with HMC, I’m looking forward to taking the time to get to know the other two campuses better.

Tyler Bogaert, Chair of the Board, also presented the major accomplishments of the board over the past year, including the approval of a Student Centre in the HMC2A expansion, sustainability upgrades to the Trafalgar Student Centre, investment in the student portal to support and enhance club life, and continued investments in supporting the shuttle bus along with encouragement of a student referendum surrounding the ongoing future of this service.

Sheridan students voting on SSU by-laws at 2017 Annual General Meeting

Sheridan students voting on SSU by-laws at 2017 Annual General Meeting

Thoughtful student discussion also led to membership approval of several by-law changes including;

  • making all fee-paying Sheridan College students eligible to run for the Board of Directors, instead of just full-time students,
  • changing all bylaw language to non-gender specific language, 
  • clarifying the President’s duty to identify a process to select Board Chairs, 
  • and the Board’s right to determine how they will select a Secretary of the Board. 
     

I am thrilled with the exceptional turnout for the 2017 AGM, and appreciate all of the student leaders who participated in such a significant event. Our AGM is one of the most direct and impactful ways for students to participate in SSU, and I’m grateful for all those who contributed their time to join us for this important meeting.” — Sylvia Ibrahim, SSU President

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Annual General Meeting! For more photos of Spencer and our Annual General Meeting, click here. For more information about our Board of Directors and how to get involved, visit our Governance page.

What You Need To Know About Off-Campus Rentals

If you are thinking about renting off campus or just leaving Sheridan Residence and don't know where to start, here are a few commonly asked questions you should consider: 

Q: What types of listings are offered on Places4Students?
A: Any listing posted by landlords looking to rent to students.  They vary from a room in a family's home to basement apartments, semis, townhouses, or apartment complexes.   

Q: What will happen if I skip out on my lease?
A: You will probably lose your deposit. If the deposit doesn't cover the loss, a landlord can pursue action in court.

Q: Am I responsible for my roommate?
A: You better believe it! If your roommate signed the lease, then you are responsible for their actions, as well as your own. If they skip out on you and the landlord, you're held accountable for their share of the responsibilities and rental payment.

Q: How much should I pay as the security deposit?
A: Each state/province has its own laws. Usually, a damage or security deposit can never be more than one month's rent. Ask for a written receipt, if you pay a damage deposit. In most cases, a landlord may require last month's rent, but then an additional security deposit should not be requested.

Q: What advice would you give to a first-time renter?

1.     Prior to renting off-campus, students should familiarize themselves with some of the costs and fees which are typically incurred.

2.     Before signing a lease, you should ask your potential landlord questions about fire and tenant safety.

3.     If you have roommates, you should go beyond a verbal agreement and have a signed document prepared that has all the terms and conditions of your living arrangements in writing. 

For more information download this Guide for Off Campus Housing or visit the Places4Students website

AGM 2016 Recap

Thank you to all those who attended last night’s annual general meeting!
 

With 28 students in attendance, we approved our 2014-2015 Audited Statements, the 2014-2015 AGM Meeting Minutes and ratified our new 2016-2017 board members.  Sylvia Ibrahim, President of the Student Union took the members through the operational successes and Michael Burnside, Chair of the Board presented the major accomplishments of the board over the past year. 

We are pleased to inform you that through some great student lead discussion the membership approved several by-law changes some of which specifically enhanced the transparency of our Annual General Meeting. The implementation of a by-law which restricts a member to only hold one proxy in a General meeting was successfully voted in to ensure that there is a fair representation of students and no single student can hold more power than another.

The membership also voted to loosen the time constraint that surrounds our Annual General Meeting to allow the meeting to take place closer to the end of our fiscal year. This is particularly crucial in being more transparent with the yearly audit which takes place in August and will now be followed closely by the AGM so the membership is able to respond promptly to any concerns.

Thank you to all the student leaders who participated in our successful Annual General Meeting last night. Our AGM is one of the most important meetings we run in the year and having a strong representation of our student body is crucial to make changes that are a representation of the student voice.
— Sylvia Ibrahim, SSU President

Watch the AGM