Committees: Here For You

Eric (Eni) Enescu

Staff Writer

Many of us at John Abbott College have some complaints about the school, and have the motivation to try and improve things. We’ve heard it all, from “the Wi-Fi is terrible”, to “someone should fix the 419”, to “can someone improve the cafeteria”. No matter what the problem is, it takes some people to analyze what is wrong and come up with a solution. This is the role of the committees.
Committees are staff, teacher and student-run groups who discuss affairs happening on campus, ranging from the cafeteria, to everyone’s curriculum, to sustainability and beyond. These people discuss the issues at hand and try to come up with the most viable solution possible. One shouldn’t expect any massive changes from these meetings, but they will try to improve, if even slightly, the situation. Students present at these meetings are representatives from Congress, who further discuss the content of the meetings with other members of SUJAC during their weekly Monday evening meetings.
Many students often have brilliant ideas and comments on how to improve things at school, but don’t know how to do so. The easiest way is to talk to a Congress delegate, or someone at the SUJAC office, who will then bring the matter to Congress to discuss, and to the respective committees to do what is possible to improve the situation.
Remember that change takes time and that we can’t expect massive changes, such as Wi-Fi, to happen from one day to the next. Rest assured that they are doing things as fast and as best as is physically possible to make student life better than what it currently is.

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 48 Issue 05 on November 7th, 2018