Supporting each other during MSVU Strike
We understand that uncertainty can be challenging, but please know that MSVU Students' Union is here to support you. Below you can find our step-by-step support, that could help you understand the situation and how to navigate through this challenging time. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and let's continue to support each other during this time.
We invite you to join us for a town hall on inclusive and effective community mobilization
Thursday, February 15, at 12:00 p.m.
Seton, Room 409 & 410 and Virtual
Link to join online: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjgyZjk1NWEtNzUwZC00YWQ4LWJjNGItM2I0OGRkMGQ1OTQz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d1195e70-bb5f-43f1-8902-4b3f6cfc49c6%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22700db93f-d738-47b4-b21f-ed413dc781db%22%7d
This panel discussion directly responds to the MSVUFA strike announcement and the expressed interest of students in mobilizing their communities. As students become steadily more involved in issues related to ethical employment for the FA, EDIA at MSVU, and maximizing their education amidst a strike, it is helpful to open ourselves up to insights from activists who represent a breadth of communities on various complex issues. This helps to ensure everyone feels heard and safe in the mobilization efforts on campus.
We are honoured to welcome our panellists, named below:
• Brianna Montrope, a current student from the MSVU Department of Political Science;
• Tammy Williams, Educations Program Manager at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre; and
• Riley Nielson-Baker, co-founder and Executive Director of Gender Affirming Care Nova Scotia
Please stay tuned as we release the detailed biographies of our panellists. We kindly ask you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require accommodations to join us at the town hall.
Understand the Situation
Check whether your class is affected
Know the supporting services
Let us know your thoughts
MSVUSU Communication centre
Step 1: Understand the Situation
To ensure that you are well-informed about the situation and prepared for any potential impacts, we encourage you to take the time to visit the FAQs provided by both the MSVU Faculty Association (MSVUFA) and the university. These FAQs will provide valuable information to help you understand the situation better and prepare accordingly.
Click the link below to visit the University Labor Relations Page
Step 2: Check whether your class is affected
During the strike, courses instructed by full-time faculty, librarians, and lab instructors will be suspended. You can find a list of impacted courses below. Please ensure to verify your course section, as some sections of the same course may be cancelled while others proceed as scheduled.
Courses led by part-time faculty will still be held, with the exception of a few lab sessions. Please refer to the linked list for details.
Step 3: Know the supporting resources
University: The campus, including Residence and all other campus buildings, will remain operational. All other university services will continue to operate as usual. While some services at the library may be affected, it will remain open. Additionally, the health office, fitness center, and child study center will continue to operate without interruption.
Students' Union: Our services, including the HUB, Food Bank, Fountain Playcentre, Soup Kitchen, Pride Centre, The Rook Cafe & Pub, Wellness Lounge, etc. will remain open. If you need a space to decompress during this challenging time, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com
Counselling Services & other helplines
MSVU Counselling Service: 902-457-6567 | firstname.lastname@example.org | EMF 141
Other resources available:
· Good2Talk NS Helpline for Postsecondary Students: 1-833-292-3698
· Student Wellness: 1-833-549-3281 studentbenefits.ca/studentwellness
International Student Centre
Contact MSVU International Student Centre team: International Team – Mount Saint Vincent University (msvu.ca)
Step 4: Let us know your thoughts
Your input matters to us. If you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions regarding the bargaining, we encourage you to reach out to your Student Representative members or members of the Executive Committee. Your feedback will help us better represent your interests and address any concerns you may have.
Find a list of emails of your representatives here