Entries by Abdullah Shihipar

ASSU Elections

ASSU will be holding elections for next year’s Executive.  ASSU Council will be electing a President and four (4) Executive Members.  The term of office will start on May 1, 2016 – so Executives must be available during the summer to participate in ASSU initiatives and attend meetings in person. Two (2) more Executives will […]


  ASSU is looking for VOLUNTEERS for the Fresh Start Conference – a one-day conference for students who have experienced academic struggles at U of T – focusing on resiliency and developing skills for success. The Fresh Start Conference is organized by the Academic Success Centre, the Arts and Science Students’ Union, the Career Centre, […]


Join the Arts and Science Students’ Union and Centre for Study of United States on Tuesday Jan 26th at 6:30 PM for a screening of the Academy Awarding winning film, CITIZENFOUR at Innis Town Hall. Directed by Laura Poitras, it follows the story of Edward Snowden and the 2013 leak of NSA documents. A Q&A […]

on academic lectures

Over the past year and a half, I have been privileged to have the opportunity to organize some of ASSU’s academic seminars. From Ta-Nehisi Coates to Desmond Cole to Wab Kinew to Ben Wizner, seminars are part of our mandate as an academic union. Learning exists beyond the boundaries of the lecture hall, and we […]

i stand with you

By now, we all know of the horrendous attacks that hit Paris last week with over 120 dead and countless more injured. We were all horrified by these attacks on innocent civilians.  President Meric Gertler has conveyed his deepest sympathies to the victims and any students who may be affected by this tragedy.  I echo […]

The City Series

The Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) is proud to present a series of seminars on issues pertaining to our city this semester.  From the Blue Jays, to references to the 6ix, to anti black racism, to the state of our transit system, we cannot escape conversations about our city. Join us, as we ask […]


Interested in student activism? Passionate about the education experience? Want to make a difference in the Faculty of Arts and Science? At the beginning of October, there will be a by-election for two executive positions in the union. If you’re passionate and can commit the time, why not consider running? Executives are required to make […]