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Updates on Vanier’s Women’s and Gender Studies Major Campus 

Updates on Vanier’s Women’s and Gender Studies Major

As most of you may or may not know, Vanier offers a variety of majors that you can complete along with your DEC by taking calluses that count towards both your DEC and a major of your choice.  Sustainability, Indigenous Studies, as well as Women’s and Gender Studies are a few examples. Completing a certificate in one of these majors not only benefits students in terms of having something extra to add to their CVs and university applications, but they also become exposed to a new perspective from which they…

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Virtual Activities By Vanier Student Life Campus 

Virtual Activities By Vanier Student Life

Are you a current Vanier student who is looking to have some social interactions? Vanier Student Life has set up some fun activities that you can join in order to virtually interact with other people at Vanier. There’s Covid Club, Werewolf, Saturday Shenanigans, and a virtual cooking workshop.     Vanier Student Life has organized a Covid Club, where you can chat and hang out with others. You can share your interests and talk about whatever topics that interest you. It’s not formal at all, so just be yourself and enjoy…

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VCSA partial financial statement 2019 – 2020  Campus 

VCSA partial financial statement 2019 – 2020 

Below is an excerpt of the VCSA’s financial statement from 2019 to 2020. Click here to have access to the full budget.  The Insider: 2020:$8,397   2019: $9,068   Clubs:  2020:$4,040 2019: $5,181   VCSA Parties: 2020:$18,074  2019: $27,333   Breakfast / VCSA Meetings: 2020:$16,999  2019: $13,128   Welcome Week: 2020: $27,802 2019: $31,128   Office Expenses: 2020:$17,524  2019: $13,148   Fashion Show: 2020: N/A  2019: $6,798   First Aid Team: 2020:$195 2019: $2,749   Emergency Covid Aid: 2020: $30,000 2019: N/A   Vanier Vibrant: 2020:$0 2019: $2,849   Robotics: 2020:$4,700  2019: $8,137   Scholarships and Honorariums: 2020: $21,896 2019: $12,620   Sports…

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Health and Dental Coverage Coming Soon to Vanier Students Campus 

Health and Dental Coverage Coming Soon to Vanier Students

Many changes are in store for members of the Vanier College Student’s Association, as students have cast their votes this October to decide on not only a new VCSA Executive Council (whose results have been announced via Omnivox) but also on whether or not a student insurance plan should be implemented. After the four-day-long referendum (from October 9th to October 13th) the motion has passed with 90% of voters in favour of the implementation of The Student Insurance Plan. Expressing his thoughts on this outcome, Kareem Brochu, the VCSA executive…

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Managing a Socially-Distanced Halloween and Its Discontents Campus 

Managing a Socially-Distanced Halloween and Its Discontents

As Montreal is currently a red zone due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Québec government’s new guidelines stipulate that private gatherings are strictly prohibited. While changes are happening every day, one can’t help but wonder what will be happening to Halloween this year. Will small gatherings be allowed in open spaces? Will a limited number of people be allowed to meet up at a private residence? Will children be allowed to go trick-or-treating? This isn’t the first time that traditional Halloween plans were met with unforeseen circumstances. In…

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Orange Shirt Day Campus 

Orange Shirt Day

Why wear an orange shirt on September 30th?   To put it simply, it is to commemorate and honour residential school survivors. It is to remember the physical, mental, and sexual abuse they had to ensure, as well as the inter-generational trauma that ensued within Indigenous communities.  “The Problematic History of John A. MacDonald,” an article by Angel found in the “Activism” section, addresses these atrocities in more depth.    But why on September 30th?  And why an orange shirt?     September 30th was the date chosen, as it was…

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VCSA Update on COVID-19 Campus News 

VCSA Update on COVID-19

As we are all struggling to keep our mental health in check, while also adjusting to online learning and upholding whatever other personal obligations we might have, as teachers tell us to “enjoy our unexpected break”, all the while giving extra assignments to make up for missed classes, we might feel like there is no way we can realistically meet every deadline. Several students have voiced their concerns to the VCSA, mainly about the lack of support they are receiving from their teachers (especially students who have little access to…

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Obituary Campus Entertainment News 

Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Vanier College’s beloved mascot, Cheeto the Cheetah.  For decades he has been a staple to Vanier’s Athletic Teams, as well as to Vanier Student Life. Bringing school spirit and hugs, Cheeto was a joy to all who met him. Prior to the incident, students had the opportunity to see Cheeto for the last time at Vanier Student Life’s First Annual Geekcon, where he engaged in lightsaber duels and took selfies with students. He is survived by the Vanier…

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CHEETO FOUND DEAD! Campus Entertainment News 

CHEETO FOUND DEAD!

Police have launched an investigation after Cheeto, Vanier College’s beloved Cheetah mascot was found dead in the Vanier Sports Complex pool this morning. Officers were called to the scene this morning after Francois Rene, Aquatics Recreational Technician, arrived on campus to perform regularly scheduled pool maintenance and called 911.  The Police declared Cheeto dead at the scene.  Police have yet to release any details other than to state they aren’t ruling out foul play for the moment. The Coroner’s Office will be performing an autopsy later today to determine if…

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Student Life Still Thriving Despite Social Distancing Campus 

Student Life Still Thriving Despite Social Distancing

Following Vanier College’s closure until May 1st, as mandated by the provincial government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students adopting social distancing measures are coming to terms with a new reality; that is to say, one of online classes, Netflix marathons, and disrupted sleep schedules.   Despite the necessary social distancing and self-isolation, there has been a movement to rebrand these terms so as to remind people that, thanks to the internet, it is possible to remain connected (pun intended) with their loved ones.   In this regard, Dr. Maria Van…

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