student space, the final frontier
Wednesday, July 18, 20073 Comments
With this in mind, the CSA often turns its thoughts to the most frequented student activity hub on-campus: the University Centre. The UC, in the way it is physically structured and organized has a less-than-ideal allocation and use of space. The CSA, as residents of the 2nd floor of the UC, have become aware that our space is no exception to this reality. We have determined that this year, one ripe for action, has given us an opportunity to assess the efficiency of our space and how it can be improved.
Our current structure does not support the long-term sustainability of our vibrant campus club culture. Furthermore, the first-come-first-served method of granting clubs office space in the past has left over 60 clubs without offices, and others with no choice but to share their small space with two, or even three additional organizations. If the CSA is to serve the needs of the student body and promote the value of extracurricular activity, it must evaluate it's current layout and seek restructuring improvements that employ a flexible use of student space. We are prepared and ready to take this step, but we know that it is not enough to achieve the goals the CSA has for student space in the UC.
We have a vision – a vision that proclaims the 2nd floor of the UC as a “student floor”. Student space on this campus is at a premium, and we must ensure that student's dollars are going towards maximizing that space in ways that are accessible, diverse, and of direct benefit.
I'm inviting all students to send me their opinions on the 2nd floor of the UC. How can the CSA improve it's use of space? How can the CSA ensure that all space in the University Centre is devoted to directly improving the student experience? These are complicated questions, and that's why we're looking for your answers. Let your voice be heard, and be a part of the year of change in the CSA!