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Re: Student Union Building could include corporate sponsor

Why should students have to endure yet more humiliation by having their space named “the Envision Credit Union Student Centre” or something equally absurd?

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Editor:

It’s troubling to hear that the Student Union Society was contemplating selling off the name of the Student Union Building to the highest bidder. UFV has already given up any ability to ensure students get tasty food at reasonable prices through its totally unreasonable contract with SODEXO, the Belgian multinational.

Why should students have to endure yet more humiliation by having their space named “the Envision Credit Union Student Centre” or something equally absurd?

Everyone knows that the very best name for the Student Union Building is the Albus Dumbledore Memorial Building.

UFV needs a little bit of magic. The SUS has an opportunity to provide it. So, ask yourself: why not Dumbledore?

Jack Brown
UFV Alumni
President of the UFV Student Union Society, 2009/2010

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  1. Jonathan Hall

    March 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    As a current UFV student, I support seeking corporate sponsorship of the Student Union Building in exchange for naming rights. This seems like a great way to help fund the building and save students’ money, even though it would only represent a relatively small percentage of the SUB’s total cost. The inclusion of the sponsoring organization’s name and branding on the building and in marketing materials wouldn’t bother me at all. I, for one, hope that SUS and UFV administration pursue this opportunity.

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