GCVI Black Student Union and Alliance named Club of the Year
June 24, 2020
GUELPH, Ontario – Every year, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute hosts a spring awards ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the GCVI Student Senate determine a Club of the Year.
As part of this process, staff advisors nominate their clubs and the Student Senate votes on the club that has had the biggest impact or greatest achievement on the school that year.
This year, the GCVI Black Student Union and Alliance (BSUA) was named the winner of the Club of the Year award.
The BSUA was officially formed at the school in September 2018 with 10 members and has since increased to 23 members. Although still a relatively new student club, they have made a large impact on the students and staff at GCVI.
Over the course of this year, the BSUA has organized several student events including:
- A school wide Black Future Month Assembly
- Student created videos about their experiences with the N word
- A Black Future Month sticker campaign
- Created and displayedposters of Black leaders
- Made educational announcements about Lawrence Hill, Hill came to speak to the BSUA earlier this year
- They arranged a school wide buy out for the moving screening of The Hate You Giveand used all proceeds to bring local performers to the school assemblies
- Attended the Nelson Mandela exhibit at the Meridian Centre and an exhibit at Ryerson University that featured Black female photographers
- Met with a local elementary student who has started a Black History Podcast
- And much more.
The BSUA meets/virtually meets weekly during the year to discuss news and their own personal experiences.
As Club of the Year, the BSUA will be added to a plaque as this year’s winner.
The school is very proud of the work that the BSUA has done this year and has continued to do as the school transitioned to a distance learning environment.