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General Membership Meeting Next Thursday!

Don’t forget, next Thursday at 12pm in room K229 B (Alumni Hall) and there will be pizza and refreshments for all students attending.

The General Membership Meeting (GMM) is a forum of direct democracy open to all Laurentian student’s studying at either the Barrie or Orillia campuses. Student’s may participate if they are currently enrolled in at least ONE Laurentian University course.

The GMM facilitates a ‘bottom-up’ democratic process, ensuring that your students’ union, the Laurentian Students’ Union (LSU) has a mandate that is established by and for the student’s it represents.

The LSU believes that empowered GMMs are the most effective way to ensure that all voices are provided a forum to influence the decision making process. In other words, the direct democracy of the GMM allows those who are most affected by decisions the opportunity to participate in the process of making those decisions.

So, the LSU invites you to come out and make your voice heard. Come to the GMM to listen, discuss, debate, and vote on issues that directly affect your experience as a University student.

Items on the agenda for this GMM are:

1. Debrief and LSU Introduction
2. Health Plan
3. Campaigns (update on campaigns, campaign committee)
4. Events (Event updates, Event ideas)
5. Clubs and Student Associations
6. Constitution Changes
7. Open floor for student comments, questions, motions

This is a preliminary agenda, and may be edited as the GMM comes closer. Students may wish to add items to the agenda, and if they do, please contact Mark Gauci ( or post on this event.


Additional items can be added to the agenda after being presented at the beginning of the GMM and must be endorsed by no less than a 2/3rds majority.
Ratification of all motions presented to the GMM must be endorsed by no less than a 2/3rds majority.


Laurentian University Releases Formal Apology Regarding Health Plan Issues


Attention Laurentian Students,

Below is a formal apology from Laurentian University addressing the numerous issues regarding the health plan.

“We would like to apologize for the inconvience this has caused and we would like to note that these errors were not caused by the LSU administration. Laurentian University administration is taking this matter very seriously, and the data is being corrected immediately.”

Please read the letter by clicking on the link below, and if you should you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Craig Fowler, Associate Vice-President Administration and External Relations by e-mail

LSU Letter Re Student Health Issue

Food Not Bombs Community Dinner #2

Join us tonight at the DIY space – 67 Toronto St. at 6:00 pm

Trans Day of Remembrance

Join us tonight at 7:00 pm at the DIY space at 67 Toronto St. in downtown Barrie for the trans day of remembrance. We will be gathering to bring awareness to the community about the risk of suicide and self-harm among the LGBT community. We will create an open and compassionate space to discuss the risks or experiences among the LGBT and general community regarding self-harm.

During the middle of the event, we will ask everyone in attendance to light a candle for those we have lost. The candles will remain lit until the end of the event. We will then join together in a moment of silence to remember those we have lost.

Pub Night at McReillys Tonight!

Don’t forget, tonight is pub night at McReillys Pub located at 82 Dunlop St. East in downtown Barrie at 9:00 pm. You won’t want to miss this one. Dig out your ugliest holiday sweaters, since the ugliest one will win a prize! We look forward to seeing you there!