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.