WLUSU announces Student Life Levy projects for 2008
The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) recently announced the projects that will receive funding from the Student Life Levy for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Nearly 20 projects will be funded for a total of more than $600,000 this year through the Student Life Levy.
Each year, projects are funded that enrich the undergraduate student experience at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. With over 40 applications received this year, some of the successful projects include supporting academic success for students with disabilities, computer-lab security, the creation of an online radio and television station, an online undergraduate academic journal, and subscriptions to many electronic library resources.
"On behalf of the board of directors we are extremely pleased to fund the selected Student Life Levy projects,” said WLUSU board chair Jon Champagne. “These initiatives will truly enhance the quality of student life on campus. This donation demonstrates the students’ commitment to their campus and community working towards a better future for Laurier. "
The Student Life Levy began in 1993 when a referendum was passed by the students of Wilfrid Laurier University to approve this fee. The fee was initiated to provide for the expansion to the Student Union Building (The Fred Nichols Campus Centre) and to enhance the following areas:
1. Scholarship and bursary funds.
2. Technology and library acquisitions.
3. General enhancement of student life.
“Many great projects have been funded by this initiative,” said Dan Allison, president and chief executive officer, WLUSU. “A display is being erected to highlight some of the projects that have been funded in the last 15 years by the Student Life Levy among other student-driven initiatives. This year I am pleased to say that we have a few more projects to add to this list.”