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The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) has invited students to submit motions for its second general meeting by emailing the chair before February 23 at 6:00 pm. The meeting’s purpose is to address student concerns and the controversies that surrounded February’s SCSU elections; its date has yet to be announced.

Vice-President External Kubra Zakir wrote on Facebook, “There have been a lot of questions and concerns about the SCSU this year. For the first time in many many years, we are hosting a second general meeting to address student concerns and many of the controversies y’all are talking about. Make sure you come voice yourself and hold us accountable.”

One such controversy during the election period was the disqualification, reversal of disqualification, and second disqualification of current Vice-President Operations Deena Hassan from running for president. Hassan was involved in a protest against SCSU over what she claimed to be unfair treatment by current President Sitharsana Srithas. The protest led to scuffles that resulted in two injuries.

Srithas said that tensions have risen among the current executive following the elections. “I think most of it sprung from elections and I think that kind of escalated just general things that we might disagree with on working terms.”

The decision to hold the second general meeting was made at SCSU’s February 12 Board of Directors meeting.

Hassan declined The Varsity’s request for comment.

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