February 21st was decision day on the Domestic Health Plan. Polls were open all day at each of the four main campuses and Centennial’s students came out to vote on a new, more comprehensive health and dental plan. While there was considerable interest in the plan, with over 85% of votes cast in favor of the proposed plan, the referendum fell shy of reaching the minimum required votes for the results to be valid. By virtue of this, Centennial’s domestic students have decided to maintain their current coverage.
We are always looking for ways to improve our services and to make certain we are offering the best services we can for Centennial students. Days like the 21st are a big part of that process. Thank you to our Board that built and promoted the proposal, thank you to our partners for their support in building and promoting the plan and thank you to all the students who came out to have their say.
Davinder Singh Dhanda
President – Centennial College Student Association Inc.
A special plaque was dedicated at Ashtonbee Commons on February 15, 2017 to recognize and celebrate the CCSAI’s contributions to Centennial College over the years. The CCSAI has contributed $4 million towards the revitalization of Ashtonbee campus, which helped to pay for the expansion of the campus gym and the construction of the award-winning Library and Student Hub. This is the College’s fourth naming of a campus commons area in recognition of the CCSAI’s donations.
CCSAI Board members – advocates Ravneet and Chantal, and athletics representative Miguel – joined the welcoming committee at Toronto Pearson International Airport for Centennial College’s first Syrian refugee to Canada. Centennial has partnered with the World University Service of Canada (wusc.ca) to sponsor one refugee student, which includes a one-year academic scholarship and all additional fees. Centennial has also committed to providing support for 10 refugees for one year of study at the College.
To donate to help support Centennial’s Syrian refugee students, visit: https://appform.centennialcollege.ca/donatenow/index.aspx, and select “area of greatest need” from the drop-down menu (donation tax receipts provided).
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