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    2017-2018 Projects (chaired by Simon Lam)

    Victoria College Merchandise

    Project by: Katie Cohen

    Description: VUSAC sought to introduce a series of new official Victoria College Merchandise, including sweaters, toques, and pennants.

    Amount granted: $10,000

    2 Launch Parties for the Strand

    Project by: the Strand

    Description: This project is for a three-piece Jazz Band from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music: The Music Booking Office to perform at Highball 2016. The band will feature a saxophone, keyboard and bass. The performance will last for an hour during the cocktail reception and will bring an element of live music to enhance the programming for the event. Furthermore, Jazz music is commonly featured as the scores of many film Noir films.

    Amount granted: $640

    VUSAC Equity + Native Students Association Doc N' Talk

    Project by: Jordan LoMonaco

    Description: The Cat’s Eye is hoping to buy 4-6 bean bag chairs to occupy the stage in the lounge. There is currently no furniture that can be put up there since most of our furniture is not moveable and can cause safety risks, so it remains empty. We were looking into furniture that could be easily moveable, light, but still provide max usage.The bean bags were our way of being able to expand the space and seating. This will allow us to utilize the current wasted space, and allow more students to study and/or socialize.

    Amount granted: $700

    Subsidized Tickets and Free Transportation for Highball

    Project by: VUSAC Scarlet and Gold Commissioner

    Description: Mind Matters VI: Altered States will explore the vast kaleidoscope of consciousness through the lenses of psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, religion, anthropology, and neuroscience. Join us as we hold up the mirror of our human awareness to the depths of our spiritual potentials. Funding included 25 free Vic tickets.

    Amount granted: $6,000

    Cashbox Upgrade for VUSAC

    Project by: Leila Atri

    Description: Square Reader + iPad + cashbox

    Amount granted: $1,070

    First Ministers' Conference

    Project by: First Ministers' Conference Simulation Club

    Description: A “Day of Fasting” (called Fasting for Thought) consisting of a 24-hour period of fasting. The point for this is for the students of Victoria College to make an attempt at understanding the difficulties that are associated with hunger. Spending a day in hunger is a way to (of course there are many other differences) feel one of the difficulties and challenges of living in poverty, or without food, can do. The students will have a week or more to raise funds from friends and families, telling them they are joining a fast with their community. They would also hopefully donate some money themselves.

    Amount granted: $1,000

    Black Voices

    Project by: VUSAC Equity + Black Students Association

    Description: The recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad have increased awareness for the terrorist group ISIS, but more importantly, discussion regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis that has resulted from terrorism in the region. Recipes for Refugees is an event aiming to create awareness and raise money for Lifeline Syria, an organization that sponsors and supports refugees entering Canada from Syria. Different clubs and organizations from Victoria College and the University of Toronto will be invited to donate different food items to be enjoyed by those in attendance. Attendees can enter with a minimum donation and can enjoy a variety of recipes and foods from different cultural student groups, and others from around campus.

    Amount granted: $2,028.35

    The Boundary (online domain)
    Project by: Auni Ahsan
    Description: The installation of charging stations for electronic devices at Victoria College will undoubtedly benefit the student community. These stations, which charge both iPhones and Android phones, are almost necessary to students (particularly commuters), who have long days on a campus where outlets and charging cables are not always accessible. It is so important for students to feel connected and able to communicate with others in order to plan study groups, meet with friends, get in contact with family, or reach out in the case of an emergency.
    Amount granted: $168

    Cat's Eye Equipment Upgrades
    Project by: Niccole Fogel
    Description: Computer + vacuum + beanbags
    Amount granted: $3,053.74

    Equity and Sustainability Events
    Project by: VUSAC Equity
    Description: The installation of charging stations for electronic devices at Victoria College will undoubtedly benefit the student community. These stations, which charge both iPhones and Android phones, are almost necessary to students (particularly commuters), who have long days on a campus where outlets and charging cables are not always accessible. It is so important for students to feel connected and able to communicate with others in order to plan study groups, meet with friends, get in contact with family, or reach out in the case of an emergency.
    Amount granted: $2,279

    Cat's Eye Stage Tech Upgrades

    Project by: VUSAC Equity + Black Students Association

    Description: Soundboard + Lights + Mics

    Amount granted: $11,187

    Shelves for Goldring Student Centre
    Project by: VUSAC
    Description: The installation of charging stations for electronic devices at Victoria College will undoubtedly benefit the student community. These stations, which charge both iPhones and Android phones, are almost necessary to students (particularly commuters), who have long days on a campus where outlets and charging cables are not always accessible. It is so important for students to feel connected and able to communicate with others in order to plan study groups, meet with friends, get in contact with family, or reach out in the case of an emergency.
    Amount granted: $2,175.16

    Graduation Banquet

    Project by: VUSAC Equity + Black Students Association

    Description: Soundboard + Lights + Mics

    Amount granted: $750