Please note that the Baby Moccasin Workshop has moved to room 125 from room 110.
Check our our Bell Let's Talk Wall posting in the Library hallway!
For Valentine's Day today we have several events running. Starting at 9 the Social Work Club is selling candygrams in the Front Atrium, at 10 CYIC is running their Have a Heart Campaign, at 11:15 ABC Club presents special guest speaker MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, as well throughout the day TDSA will be selling Roses!
Happy Valentine's Day from TDSA!
Our new hoodies are here! We have charcoal (shown in image), green, and maroon. The price is $45, and they were made in Canada! Come by the TDSA Office, Room 122, to purchase yours!
Don't forget to vote!
Thank you to all who participated in our Bell Let's Talk Week fundraising! In total, we raised $3188.85 for Durham Mental Health! Congratulations to all of the lucky raffle basket winners!
The debate has ended but you can watch the live-stream on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TrentDurhamSA/
Livestream available at: https://www.facebook.com/myajax/
Those interested can also visit the event page at: https://events.ajax.ca/default/Detail/2019-02-26-1900-In-Conversation-WithHuman-Trafficking-Consent-Circ
The TDSA Winter 2019 Debate has been rescheduled for today at 3pm in the Front Atrium. Come out to hear what each candidate plans to do for you next year if they are elected and have your chance to ask the candidates questions!
TDSA Office will be closing at 12:50 pm today due to weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that afternoon and evening classes have been cancelled.
Please be advised that the TDSA Winter 2019 Debate scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. Stay tuned for the new date and time!
The nomination period has ended and the candidates have been set for the TDSA Winter 2019 Election! Check out the Executive Candidates page and the Board of Directors page to see who is running and what platforms they are running for!
Follow the link to tell us your story!
Do you have concerns about the new Tuition and OSAP Framework presented by the Ontario Government?
TDSA and OUSA want to hear your story!
The referendum has passed and has been ratified by the Board of Directors.
The results are as follows:
Total Votes: 218
Please see updated policies and bylaws for changes.
Thank you to all who voted and had their say in the way your student government is run!
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!
Your brand new directors areee
VPUA: Elizabeth Lindsay
First Year Director: Holly McAlpine
Fazila Shaikh: 29
Gennet Campbell: 40
Hafsa Hannan: 63
Holly McAlpine 67
Director of History: Alexander Rookes
Director of Sociology: Jamila Alleyne
Introducing our new blog series! This will be a series of posts by our Board of Directors and student employees about their lives on the board or working in the TDSA. This first blog post was done in by our Vice President of Campus Life about the struggles he faced in the first three months of the job. And a big shout out to our Director of Communications and Critical Thinking Rayna 'Potatoes' Porter for editing the first post.
Statement From the Trent Durham Student Association Board of Directors
Due to an unfortunate circumstance that took place within the 2017/18 election period, the Board of Directors have declared the election of the Vice-President of University Affairs compromised. As such, it has rendered the current appointment to VPUA as invalid. This means we are required to hold a bi-election in September.
There is no proven knowledge at this time that any of the candidates were aware of the tampering and all three VPUA candidates have been invited to move forward in good standing with the TDSA.
Transparency is crucial to a fair and democratic election. This was the option that best preserved student confidence in the voting process for the TDSA. We look forward to the involvement of the student body during the September bi-election following changes to the election policy to better ensure a fair and secure election process.
If any student has questions or concerns please contact the Chair to the Board of Directors, Don-Pierre Burnett.
Statement From the President
It is from the unfortunate actions of others that the TDSA 2018 Vice-President of University Affairs election process has been compromised, affecting all involved parties, including Daniel Salmers.
In no way should these actions reflect the reputation of Daniel, as there is no evidence revealing he partook in the election tampering. From the beginning, Daniel demonstrated his dedication to the organization and his excitement to advocate for our students. I enjoyed working with Daniel every moment he was in office, collaborating with him on multiple occasions. Daniel demonstrated honesty and maturity throughout the election, during his training and when in office.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding this issue please do not hesitate to reach out and contact me.
Statement From The Vice President of Campus Life
By now you have read the public statement and perhaps the statements of my colleagues. However it would be remiss for me to not speak my mind. During his time with the organization and throughout the entirety of the proceedings Daniel Salmers conducted himself in line with the highest standard of moral and ethical integrity. There is no proof that he had any knowledge of nefarious acts that have taken place. During his time in training and in serving with him Daniel has earned nothing but my highest respect. Daniel is the victim of forces outside of his control and deserves nothing less than the respect of his co-workers and fellow students. I thank Dan for his hard work and dedication to the organization and will miss his presence in the office deeply. If any student has any questions or concerns please email myself or the President or stop by the office.
Unofficial Elections Results
February 17th, 2018
*Please note that these results will become official once ratified by TDSA Board of Directors at the February meeting*
Congratulations to all running candidates for your hard work! You should all be very proud.
President: Karen Albrecht
Karen Albrecht (147 votes)
Alexandra Manikas (132 votes)
Abstain (63 votes)
Vice President of University Affairs: Daniel Salmers (Invalidated by BoD)
Daniel Salmers (112 votes)
Rachel Ball (111 votes)
Elizabeth Lindsay (79 votes)
Abstain (40 votes)
Vice President of Campus Life: Nicholas Ryan
Chair of the Board of Directors: Don-Pierre Burnett
Director of Anthropology: Christy Chabassol
Director of Business Administration: Hema Tikaram
Hema Tikaram (152 votes)
Halima Mohammadu (118 votes)
Director of Child and Youth Studies: Taryn Gilchrist
Yes (260 votes)
No (16 votes)
Director of Communications and Critical Thinking: Rayna Porter
Yes (273 votes)
No (8 votes)
Abstain (61 votes)
Director of English: Jessica Watters
Yes (276 votes)
No (5 votes)
Abstain (61 votes)
Director of Media Studies: Sabeela Bakridan
Sabeela Bakridan (164 votes)
Jagjot Samra (94 votes)
Abstain (84 votes)
Director of Psychology: Alyssa Petsinis
Alyssa Petsinis (141 votes)
Jessica Oosterholt (127 votes)
Abstain (74 votes)
Director of Social Work: Mackenzie Prine
Yes (271 works)
No (16 votes)
Abstain (55 votes)
Transfer Director: Julia Derdaele
Yes (274 votes)
No (9 votes)
Abstain (59 votes)
**Athletics Referendum** (Passed)
Yes (252 votes)
No (36 votes)
Abstain (54 votes)
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!
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 email@example.com for more information.