Stop the hostile takeover of MacEwan Student Centre!
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Despite the fact that the University of Calgary’s Students’ Union has a 55% majority ownership, the University’s Administration is threatening to foreclose the MacEwan Student Centre on December 9. Further, despite multiple attempts by the Students’ Union to negotiate with Administration in good faith, Administration has refused to negotiate.
If the Administration is successful in their attempts to foreclose the building, vital student programs and services will be unable to operate. These services include:
- The Campus Food Bank
- Refugee Student Program
- Health and Dental Services
- The Students’ Union Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
- Peer Assistance
- Legal Assistance
Undoubtedly, if the building is foreclosed, other tenants of the building will be impacted, including:
- The Native Centre
- Counselling Services
- Campus Chaplains
- Campus Security
- International Student Centre
- The Gauntlet (Student Newspaper)
- CJSW (Campus & Community Radio Station)
- NUTV (Campus Television Station)
It’s as bad as you think. Click here to read the investigative report.
Given the Students’ Union’s majority ownership of the building, and the $19 million the Students’ Union contributed to building renovations and upgrades, we demand the University’s Board of Governors intervene and affirm the students’ majority ownership, instruct Administration to immediately revoke their threat to foreclose the building, and re-enter negotiations with the Students’ Union.
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