Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.7

December 4, 2003


Letter to the editor

Dual roles no barrier

I was left puzzled upon reading the Senate notes in the last issue of the CTR. Why would there be a problem with a student lending her or his time and energy to the governance of two universities?

While there could be a conflict of interest were a student or other person to hold positions on the Boards of two separate Quebec universities, I cannot see how this would apply to other university bodies.

One would think that student leaders with the dedication to work to improve their university would be welcomed by university administrators. After all, would Concordia turn away the generous gifts and leadership offered by the Renauds and the Vinebergs simply because they have also worked to benefit McGill?

-Adam Slater, member of Board of Governors, Concordia University