How do you plan on bridging any communication gap(s) that exist(s) between the VUSAC and the VCU?
In my experience on student government throughout high school, the represented student body always feels disconnected and is not aware of what events/activities are happening.
In order to bridge this gap, I believe VUSAC should invest in a phone app that can be used as a virtual bulletin. It can include all VUSAC events and options for VCU to subscribe to reminders for specific events. It can also include an anonymous feedback/forum for all Vickies to drop their ideas or concerns for VUSAC to address.
This is an excellent thought!
While I have not formally done the review to see whether the cost of taking this initiative would be less than the benefits, I believe that it would increase the visibility of VUSAC events and increase modes of communication which can be beneficial as all VCU members may not be on social media or may prefer more direct channels of information like an app. This app could be an extension of the already existing website to maintain consistency across all VUSAC platforms.
Regarding moving forward with this, should I be elected as a councillor, I will take a deeper dive into this and present my findings to VUSAC.
Communication between VUSAC and the VCU is extremely important to me! I think that it's important that the benefits, activities, and ideas we come up with at VUSAC suit the needs and wants of all the students at Victoria. One of the ways I think we can help bridge that communication gap is by providing the opportunity for victoria college students to provide feedback on VUSAC events or changes that have occured over the course of the year. This would help VUSAC understand what areas we need to focus on in order to support and provide the student body with reasons to enjoy being a Vic student. This would also help Victoria College students as they would feel more involved with VUSAC and develop a better sense of community if they see that VUSAC cares about their opinions.