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FacultyofHealthSciences StudentOpportunityFund ProposalandAllocationPlan  2013

Developedbythe FacultyofHealthSciencesStudents’Council in in conjunctionwiththe SchoolofHealthStudiesStudents’Council ,, KinesiologyStudents’Council ,and ,andNursingStudents’Council 

Summary Proposal •



Theintroductionofanoptionalfaculty-widestudentdonation feeof$100foreachstudentintheSchoolofHealthStudies and1st /2ndyearNursingstudents(bothWesternand Fanshawesites)intheFacultyofHealthSciencesatWestern University; Reframingthepurposeandallocationoffunds(80%toeach SchoolCouncil,20%totheFacultyofHealthSciences Students’Council—studentscanapplytoeitherpooloffunds).

Background •



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TheFacultyofHealthSciencesStudents’Councilisthe only facultystudents’councilwithoutastudentdonationfee; Currently,anoptional(opt-out)$100studentdonationfeeis collectedfromallKinesiologystudentsand3 rdand4thyear Nursingstudents(WesternandFanshawesites); o Onthewhole,thesestudentsareunawareofwhattheir currentdonationfeefunds Feeinadequatelysupportsstudentneeds; NosuchfeeiscollectedfromHealthStudiesstudentsor1 st /2nd yearNursingstudents.

Purpose •

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Tofosteragreatersenseofunityandinclusivenessbetween SchoolswithintheFaculty; ToimprovethestudentexperiencewithineachSchool; Toprovidestudentswithacademicandextracurricular opportunitiesotherwiserestrictedbyfinancialbarriers; Torewardstudentsuccess.

Allocation

20%

• Facultyof HealthSciences Students' Council(FHSSC)

80%

• Respec>ve SchoolCouncil (NSC,KSC, HSSC)

Thesefundswillnot supportCounciloperations,but rather,ourstudents.Studentswillhavethe opportunitytoapplytoeithertheFHSSCpooloffunds and/ortheirrespectiveSchoolCouncil’satcertain pointsthroughouttheyear.Specificallocationdetails areoutlinedonthefollowingpages.

Allocation  20%:FacultyofHealthSciences Students’Council(FHSSC) WhatwouldtheFHSSCdowiththesefunds? •

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AnannualscholarshipopentoallstudentsintheFacultyof HealthSciences Distinguishedspeakers Introduceagrantthatreimbursesstudentswhohave completedanunpaidinternshipovertheSummermonths SubsidizeFHSSCevents/programmingtomakeparticipation easierandmoreaffordable Championastudentforumorconferencecollaborating differentfieldsofstudy Etc…

Whatcouldyou,asaFHSstudent,applyfor? • • •

Merit-,athletic-,andextracurricular-basedscholarships; Financialsupportforstudentconferences; GrantsforHealthSciences-affiliatedclubs

 Suggestions?Email[email protected]

Allocation 80%:HealthStudiesStudents’Council WhatwouldtheHSSCdowiththesefunds? • • • • • • • • •

24houraccesstoHSB Libraryprintingcardforstudents Betterconvocation Moretables/cubiclesinHSB Coffeeand/orteaavailableinHSBafterTimHorton’scloses Computerlabaccess FormalHealthStudiesdinnerandotherevents DSLRcamerasforthe2ndyearAgingcourse SpecialRecCentreclassesavailableonlytoHealthStudies students

Whatcouldyou,asaHealthStudiesstudent  , applyfor? • • •

Studentscholarshipschosenbyasub-committeeoftheHSSC Fundingforconferences,guestlectures,etc. Reimbursementforclassesthatrequiretravel

Suggestions?Email[email protected]

Allocation 80%:NursingStudents’Council WhatwouldtheNSCdowiththesefunds? • • •

• • • •

LargerCharityEvents RNAOmemberships(RegisteredNurseAssociationofOntario) TransportationbetweenFanshaweandWestern(Dualsited program) BPcuffs,Stethoscopes,Scrubs Para-medCosts CPRandFirstAidrenewals IDtags(Nametagsandpicturesforidentificationwhileat placements)

Whatcouldyou,asaNursingstudent  ,apply  for? • •

FundingforNursingConferences,etc. Travelfunds(relatedtoplacements)

Suggestions?Email[email protected]

Allocation 80%:KinesiologyStudents’Council WhatwouldtheKSCdowiththesefunds? • • •

SubsidizationforCPR/firstaidcourses High-profilespeakers Conferences/workshops(i.e.RaptorsSportsScienceForum)

Whatcouldyou,asKinesiologystudent  ,apply  for? • •

Reimbursementforkinesiology-relatedexpenses Fundingforworkshops,conferences,events,etc.

Suggestions?Email[email protected]

Voting Whowillvote? • •

AllstudentsintheSchoolofHealthStudies AllNursingstudentsattheWesternsite

When/Wheretovote? •



StartingonFebruary12that12:01pmuntil ThursdayFebruary14that11:59am. Voteat:votesusc.ca

ReferendumQuestion: •

HealthStudies(Allyears): o



[Yes/No]:Doyousupportimplementinganoptional,$100StudentOpportunity FundforstudentsinSchoolofHealthStudies?Benefitsandallocationdetailsof theStudentOpportunityFundcanbefoundatwww.fhssc.com/SOF.Shouldthis referendumpass,studentsmayopt-outinSeptemberof2013andstillbeeligible forthefund’swiderangeofopportunitiesandbenefits.

Nursing(Years1/2atWesterncampus,Years1/2atFanshawecampus, compressedtimeframe) o [Yes/No]:Doyousupportimplementinganoptional,$100StudentOpportunity FundforstudentsinSchoolofNursingatWesternandFanshawe?Benefitsand allocationdetailsoftheStudentOpportunityFundcanbefound atwww.fhssc.com/SOF.Shouldthisreferendumpass,studentsmayopt-outin Septemberof2013andstillbeeligibleforthefund’swiderangeofopportunities andbenefits.



Kinesiology o

Noreferendumquestion—anoptionalstudentdonationfeeisalready collectedfromallKinesiologystudents.Thisproposaldetailshowthesefunds willbeallocatedshouldtheabovetworeferendumquestionspass.

Thankyou.

Thankyoufortakingthetimetoreadthis  proposal.Wehopeyouagree. Ifyouhaveanyquestions,comments,concerns, orsuggestions,pleasedonothesitatetocontact us: [email protected] Forupdates,checkout: Details: fhssc.com/sof  FacebookEventPage:tinyurl.com/SOFVote Twitter:@FHSSC  ,@HSSC_uwo,@WFnsc Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7vmbshH0og

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