As another year gets on the way, that means Brandon University Collectives will be busy planning events and fundraisers for Students of Brandon University – One of the Collectives in particular, is Brandon University Aboriginal Student Collective. Thus far BUASC has been busy planning and organizing a fun filled roster of events that involve community and building relationships within our first term.
Brandon University Aboriginal Student Collective strives to provide support and enrich the social lives of Aboriginal students at Brandon University, while incorporating cultural diversity within the Brandon University community.
On August 27th the council met for a Team Building, Leadership Workshop that lead into their 1st meeting on August 28th. The team has been working hard and is filled with passionate leaders who are interested in serving their communities. This year’s Council includes – Valerie Sandy as President, Marisa Wood as Vice President, Darcie Cote as Treasure, Chelsea Sinclair as Secretary, Brad Clearsky as Social Coordinator, Justine Hutcheson as Cultural Coordinator and our Student Rep is Allison Wood.
On September 21st starting at 4:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. right in the front of BU, BUASC hosted a “Back to School Powwow Demonstration” with hotdogs for purchase! Everyone was welcome, and the event ended with a good turnout. We also hold traditional skirt making sessions that run on Tuesday’s from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m., with supplies and guidance provided. A study group is held every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 7:15p.m., with snacks and drinks. Both events are held in the Indigenous Peoples Centre.
To conclude this years and term events, we will be holding an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 14th, 2018 at the Double Decker - Guinness Room. There will be prizes, silent auctions, games, and fun. You may see posters around campus but there are limited spots to this Christmas party. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to message the collective email address for further information.
Concluding, don’t forget to join our FB page to stay up to date with what we are up to around Campus!
See you in the IPC!