YEAR END REVIEW
April 26, 2017
Our executive have published the TDSA's first ever complete Year in Review document. Please click here for the PDF to see our summarized year of accomplishments. Enjoy your summer!
A COMPREHENSIVE ACCESS STRATEGY- OUSA POLICIES
March 28, 2017
Do you believe that all willing and qualified students should be able to ACCESS university? Check out this incredible policy paper written in part by our Vice President of University Affairs!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MARCH 22- 12:30PM
March 15, 2017
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is next Wednesday March 22 @ 12:30pm in the front atrium. We look forward to seeing you there to help us vote on our bylaws and give you an update of our year in review, including our finances. There will be free food--bring your friends! Please see the meeting materials attached to this post:
COPY OF CURRENT ACTIVE BUDGET:
COPY OF CURRENT BYLAWS:
IMAGE FOR AGENDA
March 13, 2017
The following has been ratified as the official election results from the Board of Directors' Election:
AJ Recana as the Chair to the Board of Directors
Alexandra Manikas as Director of Business
Karen Albrecht as Director of English Literature
Nick Ryan as Director of History
Rachel Ball as Director of Social Work
Please note that Jagjot Samra was also ratified as Director of Media Studies but has rescinded his position.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION VOTING PERIOD NOW OPEN
March 7th, 2017
The voting period for the Board of Directors Election has begun! Trent Durham students are encouraged to check their email and follow the link to vote for their 2017-18 Board of Directors. While many of our candidates are running unopposed, they still require 10% of our student population's votes to be ratified. Vote now!
SEMI-FORMAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW
February 28, 2016
LETTER TO STUDENTS FROM FORMER PRESIDENT
February 27. 2017
Click here to open a PDF of the document.
February 17, 2017
The President of the student association has been removed from office as of 4pm on February 17th, 2017 for violation of TDSA Operating Policy No. 3, in accordance with TDSA Operating Policy No. 4.6 c and 11.3.
TDSA SPRING EXECUTIVE ELECTION RESULTS
February 6, 2017
Alexandra Bursey - 189 votes
Michael Vanin - 42 votes
Abstain (I decline to cast my vote for either candidate)- 13 votes
Vice President of University Affairs Results:
Yes - 216 votes
No - 7 votes
Abstain (I decline to cast my vote) - 21 votes
Vice President of Campus Life Results:
Katie Cassin - 126 votes
Taylor Dobbs - 105 votes
Abstain (I decline to cast my vote for either candidate)- 13 votes
EXECUTIVE CANDIDATE DEBATE
Jan 26, 2017
Need help deciding who to vote for in the ongoing Executive Election? Want to learn more about the candidates and their platforms? Don't miss the candidate debate on Monday January 30th at 12:30pm in the front atrium!
Dec 16, 2016
Interested in becoming an executive for the Trent Durham Student Association next year? Our annual election is coming up! Students interested in running for the role of President, Vice President of University Affairs, or Vice President of Campus Life can pick up their election packages starting on January 9th! The official campaigning period will span January 23-30th, and then our voting period takes place on January 31-February 2. Attached are PDF's of the official job descriptions for each role, but feel free to come to the office with questions or email any of us (President@mytdsa.ca; VPUA@mytdsa.ca; VPCL@mytdsa.ca).
Also please note that we will be holding an election for those who wish to run for positions on the TDSA Board of Directors at a later date, and should a candidate be unsuccessful in the executive election they may chose to run for a board position in March.
Click here for the job description for the role of President
Click here for the job description for the role of Vice President of University Affairs
Click here for the job description for the role of Vice President of Campus Life
Nov 1, 2016
Calling all men - young & older alike - we want YOU to participate in Movember this year. Our school has set up an online network where you have the opportunity to join and compete against your friends & (possibly!) some professors. The more people that sign up, the better!
All proceeds that go towards the Movember Foundation - whose goal is to ‘change the face of men’s health’ - go towards their work for things like; Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The Movember Foundation is all about transforming the way research into men’s health is done, and the way health services reach and support men. They do not take any government funding, but due to people like you (Mo Bros & Mo Sistas) they have funded more than 1200 projects world wide.
Sign up for Movember today & then join Trent Durham’s network (here is the link- MoNetwork.co/TrentDurham). Then make sure you come into the TDSA office and get your FREE Harry’s razor!
STRESS BUSTING ACTIVITIES NEXT WEEK
October 13, 2016
During midterms it can be hard to look after yourself. As we approach one of the most stressful times of the year, it’s important to remember that there is more to YOU than your papers and exams. Your brain needs to be fed with nutrients to function, and your body needs time to relax so it can support you with energy.
Keep your eyes peeled next week to learn more about "What's on Your Plate"
FREE YOGA SERIES OCT. 17-20
October 12, 2016
Midterms and due dates are creeping up! We think that one of the best ways to handle stress is by busting out your stretchy pants and relaxing with yoga! Join us next week for a FREE and beginner friendly yoga series with teachers from Power Yoga Canada.
Feel free to use one of our mats or bring your own
ACADEMIC WELLNESS CHECK-IN
September 28, 2016
We're three weeks into classes and it's time to check-in on your own academic wellness. See our set up in the hallway this week for more suggestions on how to motivate/reward yourself and keep healthy study habits!
LOVE LOVE HATE HATE Campaign
September 19, 2016
Did you know? 19% of Canadians are part of a visible minority. That’s 6.7 million Canadians. This includes your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues, your classmates, your professors, your family…
Tomorrow marks the beginning of a three-day event focused on building community at Trent Durham. So come to the front atrium to get a COOKIE and see what we have planned for the rest of the week!
August 28, 2016
Born Ruffians are performing on Campus on Friday September 16th and tickets go on sale starting today! Tickets are $10 each for students/alumni or $15 for guests/at the door. Come by the TDSA office and get yours soon! Alcohol served to 19+.
Want to be a student advocate?
August 23, 2016
We are recruiting passionate students to join our TDSA Cares initiative and fill ambassador positions. If interested in becoming the Equity and Accessibility Representative, Men's Advocacy Representative or Indigenous Representative, please email VPUA@mytdsa.ca
August 5, 2016
The Trent Durham Student Association is currently looking to hire students to fill two part-time positions. Click here to read the job posting for the Executive Assistant position, and click here to read the job posting for the Intramural Coordinator position. Be sure to apply soon as deadlines for resume submissions will approach quickly! Email your resume and desired position to Jobs@myTDSA.ca. Successful applicants will be contacted via email to schedule interviews.
#MyDefinition - An open call to students
August 4, 2016
Are you a member of the Trent University Durham community? Do you have a mental health story you want to share?
#MyDefiniton is coming to our campus! #MyDefinition is a poster campaign aimed at reducing the stigma around mental health by featuring REAL people’s stories – people from our campus!
If you’re interested in getting more information or sharing your story, email Lee at email@example.com or contact Joseph Cassidy-Skof at the Trent Durham Student Association.
You can see more of the #MyDefinition campaign at mydefinition.ca. See below for an example:
New TDSA clothing has arrived!
August 4, 2016
Hoodies have been restocked in all colours, and a new grey and green design has been added! We're also happy to share a new collection of tank tops, baseball tees and a new white t-shirt design. Click the link under services for a more detailed explanation of our items!
Health & Dental Plan Referendum
March 21st, 2016
The Trent Durham Student Association is conducting a referendum to improve the Health & Dental plan. The current TDSA Health and Dental Plan is funded by a premium each student pays through ancillary fees. If students show proof of external health insurance coverage, they can opt-‐out of this plan and receive a reimbursement.
The cost of our current Health and Dental Plan is increasing; current claims made by
our membership far exceed (by about 10%) the total amount of funds our current
provider receives to offer us these benefits. The TDSA needs student approval for
fee increases in excess of 5%. If students do not approve the fee increase of
$62.00, benefits will be reduced significantly.
TDSA is planning to use a fee increase as an opportunity to seek out a new Insurance provider and to improve and rebrand TDSA’s Health and Dental Plan service to better serve our membership and make the most of the premium they pay for this service.
C&C Insurance (“VIP”) is our new Insurance provider. They are the current provider
for Trent Central Student Association (TCSA). By partnering with C&C and TCSA,
TDSA is able to offer our membership a significantly better Health and Dental Plan
while maintaining a “low” premium and remaining autonomous. (For instance,
without TCSA’s partnership, the “new” plan would actually cost the TDSA
membership a premium of $320+ so while we are approving an increase, we
are still getting a great deal on this new plan). C&C Insurance has demonstrated
their commitment to a responsible business philosophy to both TCSA and TDSA, and
so TDSA is looking forward to this new partnership.
The TDSA Health and Dental Plan Referendum will begin March 23rd and will
conclude March 30th. It will be conducted online. Students will receive an
email with a link to the referendum question. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2016 TDSA General Election Results
February 12th, 2016
The 2016 TDSA Elections Committee would like to congratulate all candidates on their campaigns and for participating in our electoral process. Below are the official 2016 TDSA General Election Results.
Executive Director Candidate Results:
President - Joseph Cassidy-Skof:
257 yes (90%), 28 no (10%)
Vice President of Campus Life - Jaclyn Hruby:
268 yes (94%), 17 no (6%)
Vice President of University Affairs
- Jessica Nash: 123 (43%)
- Kayla Peel: 132 (46%)
- decline to vote: 30 (11%)
Director Candidate Results:
Director of Anthropology - Sam Richardson:
263 yes (92%), 22 no (8%)
Director of Business Administration - Jagjot Samra:
265 yes (93%), 20 no (7%)
Director of English Literature - Dale Hamilton:
267 yes (94%), 18 no (6%)
Director of History - Nicholas Ryan:
264 yes (93%), 21 no (7%)
Director of Psychology - Alexandra Manikas:
264 yes (93%), 21 no (7%)
Director of Sociology - Emily Read:
264 yes (93%), 21 no (7%)
TOTAL VOTES: 285
TDSA Wants YOU to Design Our New Logo
September 28th, 2015
The Trent Durham Student Association would like to formally invite all students at Trent U Durham to submit logo designs for TDSA. One winner will be anonymously chosen by our Board of Directors. The winner's design will become our new logo after a formal press release.*
If you are interested in submitting your logo, send your question or designs to email@example.com before Friday, October 9th, 2015. The winning design will be chosen and announced before the end of October, 2015.
*Final logo could be touched up by a professional graphic designer before the logo press release, but will be largely the same as the winner's submitted design.
TDSA Announces September Concert, Headlined by Hollerado
July 13th, 2015
TDSA is excited to announce that Hollerado, Ottawa's favourite Juno-nominated band, will be playing a show at Trent U Durham on Tuesday, September 8th, as part of Trent's September Orientation festivities. Oshawa-local band Native Other will be opening.
This will be Trent U Durham's first-ever on-campus concert. Trent students are allowed to bring up to two guests, and if you are coming into first year, your ticket has already been covered!
Want to know more about Hollerado? Just click here.
Prices are listed on the new concert section of our website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
TOSA Announces Name Change to TDSA
July 2nd, 2015
On Thursday, June 11th, 2015, President Shawn Murphy announced that TOSA has changed its name to the Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA). This decision was made after much consideration from the Executives and Board of Directors, and was complimented by student feedback in our annual satisfaction survey as we wish to be in line with the university's name change from Trent University Oshawa to Trent University Durham. We are now in a transition year as we look ahead to legally changing our name, but for now, we are updating all documents and forms to reflect our new name, and look forward to the coming years as TDSA.
Stay tuned for news in the fall regarding our official re-launch and an opportunity to re-design our logo.