Nova Scotia student unions to undergo accountability review

August 28, 2014

Student unions at a number of Nova Scotia universities have agreed to participate in an independent review of their transparency and accountability. Acadia Students’ Union, Cape Breton University Students’ Union, Dalhousie Agricultural Students’ Association, St Francis Xavier University Students’ Union, and Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association will undergo the process, which will examine their democratic processes, their election policies, their approaches to voter and candidate participation, and how they choose which positions will be elected. The review will also take a look at policies, governance, and oversight of persons in power. The results of the report are expected to be released by the consultant, who is a Queen’s University PhD student, in January. Chronicle-Herald