Finally, a chance to ask questions of your directors


After a semester and two days without an opportunity in a public forum to ask IGNITE’s Board of Directors questions — the student body at large will finally have a chance to have a chat with their representatives, hosted by the directors from the University of Guelph-Humber.

Student journalists haven’t been able to access Board meetings since this term started in May. Then in December, IGNITE officials told the Humber Et Cetera that student journalists would not be allowed to enter whatsoever, breaking their own bylaws and apparently the only student union to make such a call.

The directors will be bringing forward a package of bylaw amendment proposals to a Special Meeting of the Members on Jan. 22 that will be voted on by members — all full-time students — of IGNITE. The only resource we have regarding what items will come forward is from the Sept. 11 Board meeting minutes — a Board meeting we were told we couldn’t enter.

But now, we have an open invitation to students to come have a chat with the directors in the small Guelph-Humber Leadership Lounge.

Expect staff from the student union like Executive Director Ercole Perrone and Acting Communications Director Unika Hypolite to be in attendance to make sure the right answers are given. Vice President Megan Roopnarine also indicated she would be present.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Leadership Lounge on the second floor of Guelph-Humber students will have a rare opportunity to ask questions and find out more.