Recent projects include a new computer lab and public address system
By Dylan Hackett, News Editor
The Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) has installed 20 new computers as part of an upcoming study space for students. The new room is aimed to be the next go-to study space for students and will ease user traffic on the often maxed out stations available in the New Westminster library.
“We bought 20 new computers for the computer lab we’re going to be opening up later this semester for students,” said Jill Griffin, External Relations Coordinator. The lab will also boast a new printing station.
“We’re also bringing in additional printing for students so if they run out of the Douglas College [print credits] they will be able to get free printing in our lab when it comes to be,” said Jesse Stemberg, Internal Relations Coordinator. “We know that it’s very hard to get computers in the library, especially during midterms, and we’re just bringing in another space where people can come and study.”
The DSU also recently passed a budget proposal for a new public address system connected to the rest of the New Westminster campus.
”At this moment, we are not connected with Douglas College, so in the event of an emergency, say, a person that comes into the school is dangerous. And today, we had the evacuation drill for earthquakes and we at the student union weren’t connected to that in any way, so this will help to connect us together for safety reasons,” said Stemberg.
“It was recommended from the college,” told Griffin. “It was recommended that it’s in the best interest of the members, our staff, and ourselves as directors who work here to be connected with them for the safety system. We agreed with the recommendation. It makes sense that we should be communicating when it comes to this.”
Also on the horizon this week is the DSU pub night on Thursday, which is now only for students of legal drinking age.
“It’s going to be Halloween themed. People come in and dress up. We’re really looking forward to it,” said Griffin.
Image from Anne Marie Abraham.