Hello Conestoga Students,
As you know, CSI held a referendum between Monday, September 24, and Monday, October 1, for students to decide on the implementation of a U-Pass program at Conestoga College’s Waterloo Region campuses.
We would like to start by thanking each student that took the time to vote in this referendum. After going through the collection of online votes and ballots, we received 3,950 votes in the referendum, approximately 25% of Conestoga’s full-time student population. Of the 3,950 votes, 2,293 were in favour of implementing the U Pass and 1,656 were not in favour of implementing the U Pass. As this vote shows, Conestoga College will be implementing a U-Pass program for its Doon, Cambridge, Waterloo, and Schlegel University Gates campuses.
As a Student Association, CSI strives to represent the best interests of students at Conestoga College. We could not be more impressed with the number of students whom were engaged throughout this process and brought their voices forward in the referendum. This referendum was a long process and we know that this topic was polarizing, and we are proud and happy with the voter turnout and the passionate feedback we received. CSI will continue forward with the implementation of the U-Pass with Conestoga College and Grand River Transit for September 2019.
Again, we would like to thank you for participating and engaging with us throughout this process. If you have any further questions or have feedback on the above, please contact CSI President Aimee Calma at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 748-5131 ext. 3579
All the best,
Conestoga Students Incorporated