the best thing since referendum dispensation

There was an interesting discussion that I was a part of recently, about how student societies were different from other types of provincially incorporated societies.

The societies act itself is not a overreaching guideline for the actions of a student association. There are also enumerated responsibilities and rights within acts such as the University Act.

The title of this post refers to a letter of special dispensation to change our bylaws, which is something that I find kind of ridiculous – we shouldn’t have to be a special case for the basic operations of the society, using methods that students societies have in the past. Perhaps the action was deliberate, but, more and more, it is an intolerable frustration.

Student Societies have to function on very quick turnover times, bot in terms of the leadership (which is, I suppose, true of any organism), and in terms of the membership (which is not).

Facing further amendments to the Act, ones which might see the AMS membership restricted to only those above 18, there is an even greater imperative to halt this trend and steer our ship of society away from the rocky waters of Australian-style voluntary student unionism.

An separate act will be a much easier way to function, as some of the stupid things that catch us up with regard to this could be removed, and greater checks can be placed on the student societies in places where such checks would be deemed to be relevant to the operations of a student union.


3 Responses to “the best thing since referendum dispensation”

  1. 1 Nathan
    July 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Naylor you sent me 4 text messages at 4am last night…I am surprised you are awake and blogging.


  2. 2 radicalbeer
    July 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I am likewise surprised.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Voter Funded Media

Blogathon Button
July 2009
« Jun   Aug »

RSS RBT Twitter

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License, except for the exclusive commercial use of participating in the Voter Funded Media competition.

%d bloggers like this: