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Local tour company LandSea Tours is bringing their “Stuff the Bus” charity drive to Capilano University this week. On October 15, between 8am and 2pm, the 24-seater bus will be parked in front of the Sportsplex to collect donations of blankets and warm clothing. All donated items will be sent to St. James Community Service Society, to be distributed to local homeless shelters.


The Capilano Courier will be holding their Annual General Meeting on October 14 at noon in Maple 122. All students are encouraged to come vote and have a say in how the newspaper will function for the next two semesters. Students (with the exception of those who hold CSU executive or staff positions) are also eligible to run for a position on the Capilano Courier Board of Directors. All board positions are unpaid, and meetings are held monthly. Main responsibilities of the board include overseeing finances and dealing with administrative matters.


The Fraser Institute is holding a free student seminar on October 24. There will be speakers from UBC, the Vancouver Sun, and the Fraser Institue, addressing topics such as Individual Freedom, the HST, biased media, and the economy. Lunch is provided, and students must register in advance. The Fraser Institute is a Canada-based think tank that supports free market principles. For more information, or to register, visit


In light of last year’s controversy surrounding Capilano University’s switch to an electronic voting system, the Senate formed a committee this year to address the matter. Most concerns were voiced by the CSU, regarding the integrity of the system. The committee, which included student representatives, recommended that the electronic voting remain in place, but with five stipulations to ensure that the system runs successfully. These recommendations included advising students and faculty to change their passwords during election time, researching other institutions experiences with electronic voting, and having the IT department address student concerns about how the system works. For more information on last year’s debate, visit


The CSU elections are over for this semester, and the results are in, so keep an eye out for your new executives. Meeting times for the various committees are posted in the CSU. If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can meet the new representatives at the CSU Annual General Meeting on October 27.

//Natalie Corbo
News Editor

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