Nova Scotia Student Unions launch Independent Democratic Governance Review

August 25, 2014

For immediate release

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia student unions are pleased to announce the launch of an independent review of their Democratic Governance. The review will be completed by consultant Michael Hughes, with oversight from an advisory committee comprised principally of former student union leaders.

The review is being undertaken to evaluate and improve the student unions’ own governance practices, notably in the view that student unions should hold themselves to the same standards of accountability and transparency that they ask of university and college administrators and governments. The consultant and Advisory Committee will operate at arm’s length from student leadership to ensure the review’s independence.  More