(December 5, 2013)
At the next Liberal Party policy convention in February, a proposal that originated with University of Calgary students might lead Canada to
develop thorium as a future energy source.
“The idea came from Alberta Young Liberals,” said the group’s president, Vincent St. Pierre. “We said, ‘let’s make a new resolution for the policy conference and let’s try to engage Canada in a greater debate about our energy future.’ ”
St. Pierre described the long process to bring the proposal to the convention.
“We had to pass it first [with] the Young Liberals at the U of C and Alberta. Then we had to pass it again at the Alberta convention,” St. Pierre said. “Now that it’s passed, it’s going to Montreal where, if voted yes, it goes on the books for policy to be written into the platform for 2015.”
(November 21, 203)
Vincent St. Pierre, who was the student representative on the Board of Governors last year, voted in favour of the renovations. He defended his decision, saying fancy offices are sadly necessary when the university has to ask private donors for cash.
“About half of the money was to bring it up to code. The other half was to make it into a presentable space where the university can shake down corporate Calgary for money,” St. Pierre said. “You need to spend money to make money.”
University administration also defended the renovations this week, arguing that the old offices were outdated and did not “appropriately reflect the university’s status and image,” the Calgary Herald reported.
(October 5, 2013)
The AMA format is essentially a free-for-all in which users post any questions they like and the person answering responds as he or she sees fit.
The reddit culture, however, is to “supply good content that is honest, factual and punctual,” said Vincent St. Pierre, a moderator of the Calgary subreddit, and AMA participants are expected to abide by proper “reddiquette.”
Reddit as a whole reported its heaviest traffic ever when U.S. President Barack Obama took part in a surprise AMA in August 2012. (…)
St. Pierre said the Calgary subreddit typically sees 300,000 to 400,000 pageviews per month and peaked last June at 782,000, largely due to discussion surrounding the flood.
(September 5, 2013)
U of C Liberals president Vincent St. Pierre said that his club has taken the revelation as a compliment and believes that the U of C Liberals are challenging America’s current drug policies.
St. Pierre said he encourages students to become politically active, citing the cable as an example of the influence that students can have.
“Young people in this country have a marvelous set of mechanisms to be politically involved,” St. Pierre said.
(February 28, 2013)
… She commended the arts faculty and former arts representative Vincent St. Pierre, who came up with the initial idea for the lounge. (…)
St. Pierre said he wanted to develop a lounge to increase the engagement of arts students when the faculty of arts was amalgamated in 2010.
“When this was first conceived, the main concern was to build up a sense of an arts faculty — of us not only being separate departments, separate units, commuter students — but having a greater sense of community on campus. I’m starting to see that. I’m starting to see people come together,” said St. Pierre.
(January 28 2013)
The U of C’s SU is a devoted group of students who advocate on behalf of the student body. They sit on many decision-making and administrative groups at the university.
This year’s executive team have set out attainable goals, but with only four months left in their positions, time is slowly slipping away for them to finish what they set out to do.
Vincent St. Pierre has shown dedication and commitment in his position as Board of Governors student representative. The BOG is the decision-making body at the U of C. St. Pierre, a fourth-year history major, has worked as a student voice on the campus. He helped inititate the Arts Lounge that opened this year.
“It’s a matter of process. Nothing the [BOG] wants to achieve happens quickly,” said St. Pierre, adding that he is excited that he has been able to be a part of the process. He has been working to establish the parameters of the position for a seamless transition for his successor.
St. Pierre has worked hard to stand out and give U of C students a voice.
(December 6 2012)
He is the lamb in the lion’s den.
Vincent St. Pierre is an opinionated, straight-talking blogger, who never shies away from stirring the pot and he’s ahem, a Liberal.. in Calgary..
But he doesn’t just thrive in what would typically be a hostile environment, he blogs about it to the world and his blog, CalgaryLiberal.com, was just named Best Political Blog at the Canadian Blog Awards.
(December 6 2012)
Student-at-large on the BOG and fourth-year history student Vincent St. Pierre said he will be voting no to the tuition increase at the BOG meeting on Dec. 6. St. Pierre said this tuition increase and added fee is happening as predicted, but a better plan for tuition and awards should be put in place by the university administration.
“What fundamentally is frustrating about this process is that there is no vision for tuition in the future,” said St. Pierre. “There have been some substantial issues going forward without a calculated plan. As it currently stands, that requirement on the administration isn’t being fully put through.”
He said one benefit of the U of C administration is the consultation of students in the tuition process. The Tuition and Mandatory Non-Instructional Fee Advisory Committee has given many students the opportunity to give their opinion on fee and tuition increases. However, St. Pierre said more needs to be done.
(October 25, 2012)
In 2010, when the newly amalgamated faculty of arts was created, there became a need for a student lounge. Current Board of Governors student-at-large and fourth-year history student Vincent St. Pierre, who was a Students’ Union arts representative at the time, set out to create the lounge. (…)
“When the [new] faculty of arts was created, there was an opportunity there to create a meeting space for arts students and we jumped at it,” said St. Pierre. “One of the major issues with the arts faculty when it was created was that a lot of students didn’t feel like they were part of a faculty. The goal of the Arts Lounge was to create a space, an avenue, for arts students to get a greater feel for the great multidisciplinary aspect of the faculty of arts.”
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