Voice of the Union
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The Voice of the Union is the official podcast of the University of Alberta Students' Union, hosted by the 2017-18 SU Executives, Marina Banister, Reed Larsen, Robyn Paches, Shane Scott and Ilya Ushakov.

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    Halloween Special, Mental Health, Tuition & Events

    Reed Larsen and Robyn Paches co-host this special Halloween edition of the podcast. Ilya Ushakov and Jenn Yurkiw discuss UASU Cares and exam stress. Reed sits down with Parvin Sedighi, the VP External of the Students' Association of MacEwan University. And finally, Robyn talks about the Student Event Initiative with Daria Nordell.

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    2017/18 Executive Goals

    Marina Banister, Robyn Paches, Reed Larsen, Shane Scott and Ilya Ushavok sit down to discuss their goals for the coming school year, including: making a more welcoming university, supporting student culture, bringing students back to campus, and creating a predictable and affordable future.

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    Meet the new executives

    Our outgoing SU executives sit down to introduce and chat with their successors, who begin work on May 1st!

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    Mental Health Funding, Provincial/Federal Budgets & the SUB House Party

    Francesca Ghossein and Fahim Rahman discuss post-secondary mental health funding and her service on a provincial committee making recommendations concerning those funds. Fahim sits down with outgoing VP External Mike Sandare and incoming VP External Reed Larsen to discuss the new provincial and federal budgets for 2017. Francesca and Fahim discuss the upcoming SUB House Party, on April 12.

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    Students' Union 2017/18 Elections and Diversity in the SU Executive

    Chief Returning Officer Donald Ademaj and Discover Governance Officer Rebecca Taylor discuss the upcoming elections for the Students' Union Executive & Students Council. VP Student Life Francesca Ghossein sits down with SU General Marc Dumouchel to talk about diversity in student governance and their roles in the Students' Union.

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    Student Governance Roundtable & InterD Con

    Marina Banister sits down with student representatives from various levels of University governance. Robyn Paches and Marina discuss the upcoming InterD Con.

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    Lister Meal Plan & Alberta Tuition Review

    Fahim Rahman and Mike Sandare discuss the proposed Lister meal plan; Fahim talks to former Vice-President External Dave Cournoyer about how tuition is set in Alberta and the government's tuition review.

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    Deferred Maintenance & Lister Representatives

    Francesca Ghossein and Robin Paches discuss deferred maintenance costs at the University of Alberta; Francesca interviews Meijun, a Students' Union Lister representative.

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    Mental Health

    Francesca Ghossein and Fahim Rahman discuss the continued tuition freeze as well as provincial mental health funding at the University of Alberta; Francesca interviews Jenn Yurkiw from the Peer Support Centre and U of A Dean of Students André Costopoulos.

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