Omid. Forge. Basu Roy. Forge. Basu Roy. Omid.
These names have been entrenched in our minds, printed in The Gazette and uttered on other campus media hundreds of times over the past 11 days. As you likely know, Omid Salari, David Basu Roy and Andrew Forgione are vying for the chance to become YOUR student council president for the 2011-2012 academic year. Much of the attention is deserved, as the USC President is an important student leader – they represent students in various capacities and set the direction of the organization that you pay over $100 in student fees towards every year.
But despite all of the clamor, the USC President is not the only student leader to be elected on February 16. Every faculty must elect their faculty president, USC representatives (councillors) and student senators. Furthermore, the student body at-large must elect additional student senators and a representative to sit on UWO’s Board of Governors (BOG).
What do all these people actually do and what the hell is Senate and BOG? Continue reading