Referenda results


Of the six questions proposed in this year’s election, all but one passed. A proposal to renew the Student Life Levy (SLL) at theBrantford campus failed, with 64 per cent of students voting against the measure. An identical proposal at the Waterloo campus passed, with slim 55.7 per cent support.

Party chair for the Fitness Centre expansion component of the SLL Matthew Rice explained that the referendum passing will “provide new opportunities in every aspect of [students’] health and wellness. The new Fit Centre will affect everyone from the avid gym user to the varsity athlete to the first-time user.”

With 64.5 per cent support, a proposal to create a student refugee sponsorship program (RSP) was successful.

The creation of a School of Business and Economics Faculty Based Activity fee was successful with 71.1 per cent support from SBE students.

“It shows the forward-thinking of the SBE…it’s a good representation of what SBE stands for,” said Aneesh Lal, outgoing SBE students’ society president and party chair.

Referenda to approve WLUSU’s auditor and financial statements each passed, with 83.8 per cent and 82.4 per cent of the vote.

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