Mental health, sexual violence and changing the nature of committee appointments are on the agenda for Wednesday's council meeting.

University Students' Council president Eddy Avila's gave the annual state of the USC speech last night, encouraged students to be vocal about issues important to them and highlighted the USC's commitment to advocating on behalf of students. 

USC president Eddy Avila and vice-president Jamie Cleary headed to Parliament to advocate for more funding for indigenous students and undergraduate research during ADVOCAN.

This year, the USC election applications will take place two weeks earlier than the Senate and BoG elections.


To follow up with the auditors' recommendations, Jacobi said this year he's ensuring that the executives are filling out the expense forms, however, he doesn't think individual expenses need to be reported.


The USC's newly-hired Chief Operating Officer, Kathy Burns, is parting ways with the organization approximately six months in her three-year term as the result of a "mutual" decision.

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The appointment of the undergraduate student-at-large position on the committee which approves Western's annual ancillary fee, currently $1,423.10, is under review after it was brought up at a USC council meeting in September. 

University Students’ Council vice-president Jamie Cleary spoke about the importance of Uber to Western students at a public participation meeting held at Centennial Hall. 

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In recent times, Campus Police has taken prompt action against illegal drones being flown on campus. The London Police Service also issued a warning about drone safety after a Medevac helicopter had a near miss with a drone while in the air.

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