Because we (ENSU) wants to stay away from endorsing one ticket over the other, we simply present what each ticket has to offer. Below is a description of both. The first is a website for Building Bridges, and following that is a text description of Vote Unity. *************************************** Building Bridges - www.votebuildingbridges.ca ***************************************** VOTE UNITY in the SAC Elections VOTE TODAY (MARCH 16-18) on ROSI http://www.rosi.utoronto.ca http://www.voteunity.ca Dear Members of ENSU: RE-ELECT HOWARD TAM FOR SAC Vice-President UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS My name is Howard Tam and I am running for Vice-President University Affairs for the Students' Administrative Council (SAC). I am a fifth year student from Computer Engineering. Among the items that have traditionally been in the portfolio of University Affairs includes matters related to the environment. The University Affairs Commission has traditionally organized the annual Environment Week and has supported Radical Roots (formerly the Vegetarium) in the past. As the current VP University Affairs (I'm running for re-election) I have worked to place a larger emphasis on environmental issues at SAC. Among my accomplishments include: - passing SAC's first ever Environmental Protection Policy. This policy sets in place a formal working group at SAC to work on Enviromental initiatives and obliges SAC to promote Stewardship to the university community - organizing a very successful Environment Week 2004. I helped to bring our Key Note Speaker, Federal Environment Minister David Anderson and helped organize the Activism Fair on the Friday. Both events were very well attended. - working on the SAC-UTERN Environmental Proposal to be submitted to the admin callign for a full time sustainability office, co=ordinated composting and a campus environmental revolving loan fund. (this report has already been included as an appendix to the campus Green House Gas Reduction Proposal) Unfortunately, I believe that there is still much to be done to truly make this a Greener, Sustainable Campus. If re-elected I will fight for: - continuing to implement the SAC Environmental Protection Policy (available on the SAC website www.sac.utoronto.ca) - continuing to fight for the Sustainability office and approach the alumni office to ask them to help us fundraise for the revolving loan fund. - working on composting in residence, promoting stewardship, and ensuring student input in the Green House Gas Reduction Plan. - expanding Bikeshare. Unfortunately due to lack of funding, BikeShare cannot expand on Campus. However, SAC in conjunction with Bikeshare is working on asking students for a levy to fund bikeshare expansion (question is on this year's referendum ballot) and I will work with Bikeshare to use this pool (if it passes) to finally get more hubs on campus. I believe that the environmental movement is at a crossroads at this campus. We have made much headway this year, and the momentum is with us. However, we need somebody who is knowledgeable and experienced with the issues to keep the momentum going at SAC and with the students. I believe that by re-electing me we will be able to do just that. For more information about me, and about my platform on other issues, please check out my website www.voteunity.ca RE-ELECT HOWARD TAM FOR SAC VP UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS These are the paticulars of my University Affairs platform, but each UNITY candidate also supports working for real environmental change at our university and will work hard with me and you to accomplish our goals. In general, we are an experienced and diverse group of people. We will be able to get more done together instead of the constant bickering that goes on at SAC. So please also consider voting for my running mates on the UNITY team. UNITY is: Rini Ghosh for President Lisa Aldridge for Vp Operations Julia Munk for VP Equity Sam Rahimi for VP External Moneeza Ahmed for VP UTM for more info www.voteunity.ca thanks and don't forget to vote March 16-18 on ROSI www.rosi.utoronto.ca Sincerely, Howard Tam VP University Affairs Candidate.