Here's how you can vote on the upcoming student referendum
From November 1 to November 3, Toronto Metropolitan University is asking students to vote on a $34.90 per-term fee that would support an expansion of student health and well-being services on campus.
With equivalent support from the university and donors, Toronto Metropolitan University believes that this student fee would improve the quality, timeliness, and level of service received by students. The new funds would go towards hiring additional support staff, reducing wait times, implementing a comprehensive community well-being strategy, and improving mentoring, counselling, and clinical support to students.
Students will be asked to answer the following question:
Do you agree to raise the health and wellbeing fee by up to $34.90 for each of the fall and winter terms (pro-rated for part-time students) to fund expanded health and wellbeing initiatives (such as additional counselling, health supports, and new facilities) at Toronto Metropolitan University, to be paid by all students enrolled in Toronto Metropolitan University undergraduate and graduate degree programs starting in September 2023, and indexed annually to the Toronto Consumer Price Index?
The fee may be used to support the capital and construction costs of a new Student Wellbeing Centre at the heart of campus. The space is envisioned as an opportunity to consolidate all dimensions of student well-being at a single, central location on campus.
This building will create more space for student well-being services, green space and activity space.
Bringing all services together will raise awareness of the many resources available to students, improve accessibility to programming, and maximize connection points, providing holistic delivery of health and wellbeing to students for decades to come.
Information about the referendum can be found on the Board of Governors referenda site.
HOW TO CAMPAIGN ON THE REFERENDUM
Those intending to campaign on this referendum question may register as a group represented by three (3) individuals who are eligible to vote in this referendum. Campaign group registration forms are available at the (PDF file) Board of Governors Referenda website. Completed forms are to be submitted to the Returning Officer at email@example.com. Registration for campaign groups closes on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
HOW TO VOTE
Vote online at my.ryerson.ca.
Voting starts on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The voting system will be available throughout the voting period.
If you are eligible to vote but cannot access the system or have other difficulties voting, contact the Returning Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.