Bus Pass and Health Plan Vote!

1 Dec

This week there will be a vote going out to the classes. We are asking for a vote on the Bus Pass and the Health Care plans that have been offered to the Student Association. We are still waiting on the final terms and options offered by each plan, but all options offered will be available on the ballot. To make a decision on this topic which effects the fees paid by each student we are requiring a vote from each individual student. These should be out to classes by this coming week.


Christmas with your NBCCD Student Association!

1 Dec

We are pleased as punch to announce that the 12 Days of Giveaways are well under way! If you haven’t gotten the hang of it yet here is how it goes!

On November 28th the Twelve Days began and we drew 12 winners from the entire student body to win a gift. On the 29th we drew 11 winners. This will continue on for the remaining school days ending on December 12th, just before most people leave for the break. 

As the number of winners per day decreases the prizes will increase which will lead up to a final prize to be given away to one lucky winner! 

Once a name is draw it is removed to ensure as many winners as possible. 

The final prize will be given away at the Christmas Sweater Party that will be held at noon, in the Student Lounge on December the 12th! Food and drinks will be provided as well as some Christmas tunes! Enjoy some holiday cheer before everyone leaves for the break!

Beginning Monday there will be movies shown during lunch hour. The location will be announced shortly! Keep your ears open and come enjoy a break from the stress by getting into the spirit!

Wishing you all well on your final projects as we wind down this semester!

Bus Pass & Health Insurance Referendums

13 Nov

Why are we doing this….AGAIN?

Last year we discussed the opportunity of having a Universal Bus Pass added to our student ID at the cost of $150 added to our Student Association fee. This was a hot button issue and both sides felt strongly. The vote was in favour, and rather controversial, yet due to a technicality it was not implemented. 

At our last General Assembly it was brought to a vote to decide whether there would be enough interest in the student body to bring the decision to another vote this year. What was also brought forth at the last General Assembly was the additional possibility that our student body could join with the student body of St. Thomas University and get their much less expensive rate. 

So… what happened?

After some debate the General Assembly voted to stay the motion until we received confirmation that we could combine our student body with that of St. Thomas University. 

The unfortunate response was that there is no way for St. Thomas University to combine their student body with theirs. Thus, we have the new decision of whether we bring last year’s option of $150/per student with no opt-out to a new student wide vote. 

What exactly does that mean?

IF we decide to bring that option to a brand new vote, there will be a paper ballot distributed school wide to every student. A General Assembly decision will not be the final deciding factor as per student request. 

IF we decide there is not enough student body interest to bring this decision to a new vote we will take the decision off the table. 


General Assembly Decision – Executive Committee Restructuring

13 Nov


The first set of items on the agenda for this week’s General Assembly is the restructuring of the Executive Committee. As many of you have noticed every position is vacant with the exception of President. We have had some minor interest in auxiliary positions such as Committee Advisors, but little in the core positions such as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

What is a Committee Advisor? Action Committee? Never heard of them!

The role of the Committee Advisor is mainly to oversee the Action Committee. For the past two years we have tried in vain to establish an Action Committee and make it a reality rather than a concept. What the Action Committee is intended to be is a meeting held on a regular bass for students who want to volunteer time to Student Association projects and events. In our school scheduled meeting times rarely work out in a way that everyone can attend. Our studios as a lot of us, so this is an understandable issue.

So why would we get rid of these?


What has happened in recent years is these positions are becoming nearly obsolete. The Executive Council is essentially administrative in our roles in the Student Association as a whole. This is why it is being proposed in the General Assembly that we restructure the Executive Committee by removing the positions of Committee Advisor and the Action Committee.  This change would assist in filling the core roles of the Executive Committee such as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The type of roles the Executive Council needs to function efficiently in its administrative efforts. 

What will we do in place of the Committee Advisors and Action Committee?

The Executive Council is working to make the task of being a Student Representative less time consuming, easily accessible and direct. Through direct contact with the Executive Council, the process of giving information and receiving feedback will be quicker and easier for both the student and the Executive Council. 

Student Representatives can forward the names of anyone who would like to volunteer time to the Executive Council events and projects by coming directly to the Executive members or by giving their name to their class Representative. Through direct communication each volunteer experience is based on the individual person’s time, availability and interest which will hopefully make the experience a positive one!

What does this have to do with me?

YOU make the decision! Do you think this is a good idea? Do you think its the worst? Come and tell us! 

General Assembly Thursday, November 14th @ Noon.

13 Nov

A General Assembly has been set for this Thursday, November 14th at noon in the Barracks Lecture Room! The agenda is freshly prepped and is as follows! 

0.0  Opening and Procedures

1.0  Restructuring of the Student Association Executive Council

2.0  Election

3.0  Student Surveys

4.0  Bus Pass & Health Care Referendums

5.0  Student Lounge Improvement

6.0  Holiday Events

7.0  Closing

We have much to discuss and decide. We can’t do anything without YOU! So come on over and we will get things underway as soon as possible! 

Halloween Corrections

28 Oct

Good Morning Everyone,

It has been brought to my attention that some conflicting announcements have been made regarding the Halloween lunchtime event on Thursday, October 31st. To correct these misunderstandings I am going to outline exactly what IS happening on that day!

The Costume Contest:

There are 8 individual categories for costume prizes. Each prize in the individual category is a $40 College Store Certificate.

The Group Costume category is not a studio vs. studio competition, but IF a studio would like to get together and compete as a group they are more than welcome to do so. It is not a requirement. The requirement IS, however, 2 or more persons to qualify as a group. The prize for the Group Costume category is $200.


Bobbing for Donuts. Where bobbing for apples in a bucket of water might prove unsanitary we are putting a new twist on an old game. Donuts will be strung from the ceiling while a single participant will be placed in front of each individual donut. The participant who finishes their entire donut without the use of their hands will be declared the winner. There will be five rounds of up to 5 participants each with the prize being a $10 College Store Certificate.

Guess the Pumpkin Weight. There will be a large pumpkin on display during the lunch hour activities. Students are invited to guess the weight of the pumpkin and the closest weight will win a $10 College Store Certificate.

How Many Candy Corn? A clear container will also be on display during the activities and much like the Pumpkin Weight game students are invited to guess how many candy corn are in the jar. The prize will be a $10 College Store Certificate.

The Twitter/Facebook Giveaways:

Word has been put out that the Student Association now has a ‘likable’ Facebook page which has been posted within the NBCCD Student Association Facebook group and shared around the web as well as a Twitter account.

Those following @nbccdsa on Twitter will be entered into a draw for a $40 College Store Certificate.

Those who ‘like’ us on Facebook will be entered into a draw for a $40 College Store Certificate.

There will also be food, drinks, and treat bags. Come on up, shake off the cobwebs and have some Halloween fun this Thursday, October 31st at NOON in the lounge!


2013 NBCCD Costume Contest!

16 Oct

2013 NBCCD Costume Contest!

Prizes to be given out!


Hallowe’en at NBCCD!

16 Oct

Hallowe'en at NBCCD!

General Assembly pushed to Thursday, October 17th, 2013 due to low attendance.

16 Oct

We did not meet the quorum of 5% attendance required to hold a vote at last weeks general assembly held on October 9th, 2013. A reminder, decisions cannot be made until we have the minimum amount of persons in attendance to vote. Things can’t begin happening in our school without you! Please bring yourself and a friend to the next General Assembly this Thursday, October 17th, at noon in the Barracks. 

Budget Overview

6 Oct

 i will give a brief overview of the existing Student Association Budget at the General Assembly this Wednesday, October 9th at NOON. I do not have the exact figures as the administration is still collecting fees and can’t give an exact statement yet, but we do have the outline of approved expenses to be reviewed.

There will be five minuted for the floor to be open to questions and comments. This is to allow for time for the other agenda points as this assembly is going to take care of many issues. If there are any major concerns or conflicts I am going to post the copy of the Budget as it stands in the constitution. 


Student Association Budget 2012-2013


Fixed Percentages


5% – Donations


Donations made must be to a community organization that directly benefits the entire student body as a whole. (Ex: The Fredericton Community Kitchen).


5% – Lunch n’ Learn Program


Minimum ten Lunch n’ Learns are supported by the Student Association budget. Lunch n’ Learn events are planned lunchtime events designed to bring information to students while providing lunch.


5%- Tutoring


Tutoring is funded at ten dollars per hour. 100 hours of tutoring are made available to the student body as a whole for students who do not qualify for tutoring through their grants or sponsors. Tutoring hours will be granted through the recommendation of an instructor or school counselor.


Fixed Amounts


A 2,000 dollar fund will be set aside for the Student Life Coordinator to use for student emergency situations that arise during the school year. Each situation will be assessed individually and confidentially through the Guidance Councilor of the Student Life Coordinator.


A minimum balance of 5,000 dollars must carry forward to the next school year for Orientation activities.


Five separate in- school, multi day, school- wide events will be held throughout the school year with a budget of 1,000 dollars each. This includes decoration, food, beverages, supplies, and prizes given. The total cost of all five events should total 5,000 dollars by the end of the school year.


Six General Assembly meetings will be held with three falling in the first semester and three in the second semester. Each Assembly is allotted eighty dollars allowance for refreshments for attendees.  All six General Assemblies will cost no more than 480 dollars by the end of the school year.


Two off-campus, single evening events will be held during the school year with a budget of 500 dollars each. Tickets may be sold to compensate any extra costs and account for number of attendees for security purposes.  The cost will total 1,000 dollars by the end of the school year. 



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