During the Board of Directors meeting of the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) held on March 25, 2022, Chief Returning Officer Athisaya Satgururajah ratified the 2022 spring election results. The executives also gave reports on their activities from the past month and highlighted upcoming union events.
UTMSU President Mitra Yakubi, Vice-President Campus Life Tarwah Afrah, and Vice-President External Maëlis Barre all took leave of absences during the election period.
However, Yakubi went over some of the upcoming year-end events, including the UTMSU’s Block Party and Mental Health Awareness week.
Afrah said that the UTMSU’s Kickback will be happening next week, including a free lunch on Tuesday and a “special edition” breakfast on Wednesday. The UTMSU will also give away merch on Monday and Tuesday.
Ryan Tomlinson, vice-president equity, touched on the UTMSU’s sustainability week, where it used the new Food Centre to make smoothies to give away to students for free. It also gave away herbs from its plant wall.
Wei Lai, vice-president internal, said that the UTMSU is still recruiting staff for the Blind Duck restaurant.
Barre said that the World University Service of Canada program is beginning to create housing and meal plans for next year. Barre is also planning on meeting again with the city councillor to discuss safe and affordable housing.
Finally, Vice-President University Affairs Merica Joy Carlos said that the UTMSU headshot service is operating on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Fridays from 12:00–4:00 pm. She encouraged students to reserve their spot in advance because the service spots fill up fast.
Other upcoming events include a Volunteer Cafe on April 7, a puppy destressor called “Take A Paws” on April 8, a knitting event from 2:00–4:00 pm on April 11, and a dinner from 7:00–9:00 pm on April 13 and 18.