The proposed site for the student centre. Photo: Bessie Ng

Gearing up for elections and a referendum

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By Deborah Gardner

Get your pencils out — it’s election time again at Ryerson.

RyeSAC is holding its board of directors elections on Thursday, with advance polls today.

Three positions for faculty of business and two positions for faculty of arts and community services are up for grabs.

The engineering and applied arts positions on the board of directors were acclaimed.

The student centre referendum is on the ballot.

All students are being asked if they’re willing to transfer the $60 now being paid toward the RAC’s mortgage, which will be paid off in 1999, to a student centre fund.

“It’s now or never,” said Angelo DeLuca, RyeSAC president.

Building a student centre won’t cost students an extra cent, DeLuca said.

The student centre would likely house offices for RyeSAC, student groups and course unions, student services, plus retail space and lecture halls.

Julie White, a first-year justice studies student, agrees with building a student centre. Before coming to Ryerson, White, 21, went to Sheridan COllege for two years and spent a lot of time in the student centre.

“I would always go there and do my homework or smoke. Here, there’s nowhere like that,” she said.

DeLuca doesn’t believe there will be a huge voter turnout for the referendum because “there’s no real opposition.”

 

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