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History of the LSU

In the winter of 2011 several dedicated students and staff members led the effort to establish a body of elected representatives for the students of the Barrie Campus of Laurention University. They organized meetings and wrote the constitution and governing documents that would form the administrative backbone of the Laurentian Students’ Union. The LSU was officially established as a Non-Profit Corporation in August 2011.

This period was a tumultuous time for the LSU as it struggled to prove its function and legitimacy, despite holding the support of the general student body.

The LSU became part of the Canadian Federation of Students (Union Local 111) in January of 2012. This period also saw the LSU Office become established in its current location, E112A.

It is through the efforts of past LSU representatives and participants that we are able to function today. As Laurentian University begins its withdrawal from the City of Barrie, we will continue to evolve to ensure that Laurentian University students in Barrie have the representation and resources they require.

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