Tagged students for direct action

Permeate hosts Green New Deal town hall

By Nikayla Goddard, November 13 2019 — Around 40 supporters of climate change action gathered at the Kerby Centre on Nov. 11 to discuss a Green New Deal policy package being built specifically for Calgary. Attendees were shown an information presentation, able to ask questions and participate in a session afterwards to workshop the proposal…

Letter to the Editor: Student Wellness Services

Re: U of C needs to make student needs a priority Students for Direct Action is a group that is very passionate about mental health supports for students. Their letter of Oct. 30 — “U of C needs to make student needs a priority” — asks for administrative support for student mental health. Since this letter,…

Letter to the Editor: U of C needs to make student needs a priority

There are crises on this campus that the University of Calgary’s negligence has exacerbated, yet everyday students have no oversight of administration and are prevented at every turn from asking questions of the highest governing body of the university. The ability of everyday, grassroots-organized students to participate directly in university decision-making would prevent what is…

Students for Direct Action launch campaign for mental health

By Kristy Koehler, June 20 2019— On June 19, Students for Direct Action held a town hall to gather student concerns regarding the state of mental health funding and support on campus. SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi said that issues he hears frequently from students include long wait times, lack of counselors, lack of diversity in…

U of C club seeks grassroots activism

By Matty Hume, February 15 2019 — A group of University of Calgary students plan to spark student activism with a new campus club. Students for Direct Action (SDA) is a newly-formed club centred on issue-based grassroots activism, according to second-year political science student and SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi. “We have five overarching values, [the…

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