Problems with the Woodroffe campus’ wi-fi coverage was among theissues brought forward at a students’ forum March 23.
Many students felt that the wi-fi within the school – with special emphasis of the T and H buildings – was less than satisfactory. The other main technology-related issue is a program called Textidium.
“Textidium is an e-text service and a lot of students are having trouble with it,” said Jason Tonini, a student representative for the first-year tourism and travel program. “Last semester, they didn’t have page numbers.”
Sara Grainger, the Students’ Association President, said that the SA has been looking at improvements and that they were coming soon.
However, though some students said that they would like a return to Bookshelf, an older e-text resource, the SA was unable to promise that they would be ditching Textidium.
Another focus of the forum were the plans for a proposed Athletics and Recreation Complex, Woodroffe Campus’ new athletics facility. Suggestions for the complex included: a swimming pool, an air-hockey tables and an indoor tennis court.
Yet, the SA felt it was important to emphasize that the ARC is not just going to be an athletics facility, but also a leisure one. Bowling lanes and billiards tables are some of the planned additions to the complex.
“We are trying to approve a policy that the fee will be included in the tuition,” said Charlene Dygos, a director and future vice president of the SA. “If you graduate before it opens, you won’t have to pay.”
The forum also included a visit from the AC Umbrella Project’s Polly Leonard, a harm reduction strategist dedicated to helping students mitigate damage to themselves when they use substances like drugs and alcohol, and a “breakout discussion” where students could talk among themselves, get food and decide on what issues matter to them the most.