Student input needed

Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the lower concourse, students will be able to voice their input on the 25-year master plan for Laurier’s infrastructure growth.

Even though we may not be here in 25 years to experience additions to the Laurier campus, the reputation of the school stays with its alumni.

It is our responsibility to ensure the needs of students, including future students, are met whether in academics or infrastructure.

Thus far, there has only been one undergraduate student, Laura Sheridan, president of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union, who has represented student interests in the development of the master plan, as she is the only one who sat on the university’s committee. However, the plan is now being exhibited for all students. It is our responsibility to make comments and suggestions that will be helpful to creating a functional campus and university environment.

Students have the opportunity for their opinions to be heard on the locations of new buildings, the future of St. Michael’s, residences and the possibility of another satellite campus. We finally have a chance to direct the university administration in the right direction and focus on developing the necessary areas.

Although our effort will not be actualized during our time here, it will be extremely beneficial in building the reputation of Laurier, thus improving the reputation of the school’s alumni. It will also ensure students have a positive experience and continue coming back.

Hopefully those responsible for the development of the master plan will seriously listen to the needs of students and implement their suggestions. Students should be the main priority in the university’s future.