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London first city in Canada to offer menstrual equity
Earlier in the spring, London passed a motion making it the first city in all of Canada to offer free feminine hygiene products in all city-owned, publicly accessible buildings. Read more

Meet the new FSU team for 2019/2020
Joey Langdon, Julia Brown, Abdullah Qassab and Chelsea Bancroft are all eager to bring improvements to campus life as the FSU executive team for the 2019/2020 school year. Read more

FSU brings students together with summertime barbecue
On May 9, 2019 Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted a free summer barbeque event for Fanshawe full-time students studying in the current summer term. Read more

FSU raises funds for MADD's London chapter
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presented a cheque for $7,000 to the London Chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada on April 25. Read more

FUEL finale shows increasing interest in eSports
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) capped off the year with its second annual finale. Read more

FSU wraps up term with Annual General Meeting
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) held its Annual General Meeting in Alumni Lounge on April 9. Read more

Former FSU employee receives FCLMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) alumnus, John b. Young, will receive the a Lifetime Achievement Award during this year's Forest City London Music Awards (FCLMA). Read more

Government releases tuition and ancillary fee guidelines
The Ontario government released its official tuition fee framework and ancillary fee guidelines on March 29. Read more

Fanshawe student walkout a bust
Hundreds of college and university students across Ontario walked out of classes on March 20 to protest the Ford government's changes to post-secondary funding. Read more

Giving and receiving during the FSU clothing swap
The annual Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) clothing swap returns this month. Read more

Viva Las Vegas: FSU to hold fun and flashy night
Get a chance to spin the wheel and hope for a kiss from lady luck at Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Las Vegas Night, on March 21. Read more

"A new kind of leadership": Meet your new FSU president, Abdullah Qassab
Say hello to Abdullah Qassab, Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president-elect for the 2019/2020 term. Read more

Abdullah Qassab elected 2019/2020 FSU president
The votes are in, and the Fanshawe community has spoken: Abdullah Qassab is the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) for the 2019/2020 term. Read more

Student Choice Initiative poses tough questions to FSU presidential candidates
Two days after campaigning officially began, candidates for the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presidential election delivered their speeches to a well-attended Forwell Hall on Feb. 27. Read more

Ford government accuses student unions of "Marxism"
Premier Doug Ford accused student unions of Marxism while asking for donations in a fundraising email sent out on Monday. Read more

Fanshawe's Sharing Shop kicks off Share-O-Gram
Amy Romao, the FSU's administrative support services and the co-ordinator of The Sharing Shop, has begun the Sharing Shop's 5th annual Share-O-Gram. Read more

Feel the love at Fanshawe this Valentine's Day
Feel the love this Valentine's Day by treating yourself at the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) All You Need Is Love event. Read more

FSU holds annual Valentine's Day drag show
Got plans this Valentine's Day? If not, the FSU has a night planned for dancing performances, comedy and all around night of fun. Read more

Bus passes "essential" under Student Choice Initiative
Public transit passes appear to be safe from the Ontario government's Student Choice Initiative. Read more

The Out Back Shack to host Bob Marley Birthday Bash
The Out Back shack is preparing to host a Bob Marley Birthday Bash themed pub night on Tuesday February 5. Read more

Fanshawe celebrates multiculturalism
Fanshawe will be holding performances and serving food at this year's Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) Cultural Awareness Fair. Read more

FSU seeks volunteers for human library
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is making a human library out of Fanshawe College students. Read more

FSU to hold sumo wrestling tournament
On Monday Jan. 28, students and staff can suit up and step into the ring for the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) sumo wrestling showdown. Read more

Bathroom stall art raises mental health awareness
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is using bathroom art to send messages of hope and positivity. Read more

DJ Drezo headlines Winter Fest Week
L.A.-based electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Drezo will infuse his music's high-powered beats into the new term on Jan. 24. Read more

FSU grants Wellness Wishes
The holiday season came early for Fanshawe students last week thanks to the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) annual Wellness Wishes campaign. Read more

eSports could be Fanshawe's next varsity sport
Opportunities in competitive video game playing are spreading to the collegiate level in Canada, and the Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) wants in. Read more

What's in store for your future
Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will be hosting its bi-annual Psychic Fair at the college this coming Oct. 30. Read more

The FSU is helping to break barriers surrounding menstruation, by offering free menstrual products in SC and OBS washrooms
The Fanshawe Student Union is making a change to their washrooms this year by installing machines to dispense free feminine hygiene products for students who are in need. Read more

Meet your 2018/2019 FSU Executives
Christine Belanger, Andrew Waterworth, Jahmoyia Smith and Anthony Stergiu have teamed up as the Fanshawe Student Union's Coordinators and President, to make the 2018/19 school year a great one. Read more

Find out what's free on campus
Everybody loves free stuff and being a Fanshawe student means there's plenty of free items and services around campus that you can benefit from. Read more

Transitioning from high school to post-secondary education
Adjusting to a new environment is always tricky and one of the most difficult transitions of all is from high school to post-secondary school. Read more

How to meet new people during post-secondary education
Meeting new people and making new friends during post-secondary education can be daunting, but fear not, there are great events and ways at Fanshawe to help you find a tribe of your own. Read more

FSU's The Sharing Shop moves to a new campus location
The Sharing Shop run by the FSU moved locations in mid-August to the Student Union Building (SUB) 1015. Read more

Goat yoga coming to Fanshawe
One of the newest trends in the yoga world is goat yoga. The FSU will be jumping on board this year and will be hosting a goat yoga session during orientation week. Read more

A fun FSU Glow Run & Paint Party
On Sept. 13, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will be hosting its third annual charity Glow Run. Read more

Country music takes over FSU Frosh
Fanshawe students best be getting their plaid and cowboy boots ready because the College is going country for the annual frosh concert on Sept. 11. Read more

Frosh week is about to get "lit"
Fanshawe's family is made up of roughly 21,000 members across different disciplines and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is here to make students feel welcome during their time at school. Read more

Meet your new FSU team
Christine Belanger, Andrew Waterworth, Jahmoyia Smith and Anthony Stergiu have teamed up as the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) co-ordinators and president, to make the 2018/19 school year a great one. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union hosts Student Impact Gala to celebrate volunteers
On April 12, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) held its first annual Student Impact Gala in the Oasis. Volunteers of the FSU were honoured for their dedication and hard work contributed over the past school year. Read more

FSU discusses current and future initiatives at their Annual General Meeting
On April 10, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) held their Annual General Meeting in the Alumni Lounge. The meeting began with an address from the president of the FSU, Morganna Sampson. Read more

FUEL to host first championships
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) will be concluding its first year of operation with a night of championship tournaments. FUEL is an initiative that allows students to compete in weekly video games tournaments against their peers. Read more

FSU hosts Disney in Paris Charity Ball
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is always on its game to help and support mental health awareness. Read more

Get to know your next FSU president
Meet your next Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president for the 2018/2019 term, Jahmoyia Smith. Read more

Jahmoyia Smith is crowned the champion of the 2018 FSU presidential election
After a close race and weeks of campaigning, the election results are in and Jahmoyia Smith will be the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) for the 2018/2019 term. Read more

Meet the FSU Election candidates
Meet the candidates running in this year's Fanshawe Student Union election. Voting takes place between Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 9 AM and Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 2 PM through FOL. Read more

FSU presidential, directors and BOG election race in full swing
During the second day of campaigning on Feb. 22, various candidates took to the podium in Forewell Hall to compete for several positions within the FSU. Read more

Third time's a charm for FSU drag show
ProjectBE Event Productions, a LGBTQ+ community based in southwestern Ontario, in collaboration with the FSU is bringing back its popular event, What a Drag, to Fanshawe College once more on Feb.14. Read more

FSU hosts open house
On Jan. 30, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted an open house for members of the Fanshawe community to check out the renovations that have recently taken place. Read more

FSU spreading the message of self-love
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is switching gears when it comes to their Valentine's Day festivities, by focusing on self-love this Feb.14 Read more

FSU to host two mental health initiatives
On Jan. 31, the FSU will be hosting two mental health initiatives on campus for students. The initiatives aim to get a conversation started regarding the topic of mental health and show students that they are not alone and there is support and services out there for them. Read more

FSU to host Stranger Things themed winter concert
The FSU is kicking off the winter semester with a concert for students. The Upside Get Down concert will feature live performances by Kid Royal, Chad Price and headliner Texas King. Read more

FSU spread holiday cheer with the return of Wellness Wishes
Fifty-four students were surprised to have their gift wishes granted at this year's Wellness Wishes initiative. The event, which was hosted by the Fanshawe Student Union, aimed to grant a number of gift wishes that students were hoping to receive this holiday season. Read more

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Multiple student associations say the Student Support Fund is insufficient
Several student associations from across the province are urging the provincial government to reconsider the structure and regulations pertaining to the Student Support Fund. Read more

FSU add strike FAQ section to their website
The Fanshawe Student Union has added a list of frequently asked questions with answers regarding the aftermath of the faculty strike on the strike update section of their website. Read more

College student association presidents call for provincial government assistance in resolving strike
Eight student association presidents including FSU president Morganna Sampson signed an open letter that is calling for the provincial government to continue encouraging both OPSEU and the College Employer Council (Council) in getting back the bargaining table. Read more

Strike in full swing across 24 Ontario Colleges
The hallways at Fanshawe College were almost vacant on the morning of Oct. 16, as a result of the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) faculty strike. Rather than teaching students in their classrooms, Fanshawe faculty members created picket lines around the College. Read more

Recycling and reusing outfits during FSU's clothing swap
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is back again helping students find new outfits while being environmentally conscious with a clothing swap on Oct. 17. Read more

Students beat the heat during the FSU's residence games
On Sept. 23, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its annual residence games. At the event, students from all four residences houses competed in fun-filled games to accumulate points to win the Lethbridge Cup. Read more

FUEL's Overwatch Showdown
On Sept. 25, the Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) hosted its third gathering. The night was dedicated to Blizzard's award winning first person shooter Overwatch, in which, 36 students gathered together in Forwell Hall to compete in a single elimination tournament. The energy level was high as participants cheered, clapped and shouted while watching their peers shoot their way to victory. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union hosts annual Craft Beer Festival
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its annual Craft Beer Festival at Forwell Hall last Tuesday. The event, which ran on Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., gave students the opportunity to learn more about the local breweries around the London area while taste testing a few of their delicious brews. Read more

In only a matter of weeks, FUEL is already catching the attention of many Fanshawe students on campus
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) hosted its second meeting on Sept. 18. FUEL is a new initiative this school year that allows students of all skill levels to compete in video game tournaments or watch others compete. Read more

Fanshawe to launch its first eSports league
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) will make its debut this September, offering gaming enthusiasts in the Fanshawe community an opportunity to connect with fellow gamers of different skill levels. Read more

Frosh week heading in a new direction
Before hitting the books, incoming Fanshawe students will have the opportunity to participate in the newly developed orientation day on Sept. 5. Read more

Cash prize up for grabs with Deal or No Deal
Fanshawe students came out to test their luck to try to win $1,000 cash prize at the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Deal or No Deal event in Forwell Hall on May 30. Read more

Fanshawe and FSU gear up for Pride London Festival
Fanshawe and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) are getting ready for this summer's Pride London Festival. Read more

Meet your new FSU president: Morganna Sampson
Meet Morganna Sampson, your new Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president for the 2017-2018 school year. Sampson is set to make a difference for the FSU, college, and its students. Read more

FSU barbecue met with animal rights protesters
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) put on their annual free summer barbecue in the SUB courtyard on May 11. Students were not only attracted by the free food, but also a petting zoo that showcased alpacas, bunnies, and goats. People's attention shifted to a protest led by Fanshawe student Ilana Walker, a member of the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) London chapter. Read more

FSU donates $2,700 to Crohn's and Colitis Canada
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presented Crohn's and Colitis Canada with a $2,700 cheque on April 20. Focusing on the organization's London, Ont. branch, the funds were raised during the winter semester through the Charity Ball run by Kaisar and a planning committee. Read more

FSU helps make students stress fur-ee
As exam time rolls around the corner, stress starts to increase at a pace many students are not prepared for. But Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is trying their best to help with many initiatives. Read more

Presidential wrap up
I would like to thank everyone who made this year the best it could be: FSU staff, Executive Council 2016-2017, the advice of wise old Bushell, college partners and most importantly, the students. Thank you again for one of the best years of my life. Read more

Save money while saving the environment
Fanshawe's student council has made some big waves this year and among them is a renewed focus on sustainability. As a result Fanshawe will be holding an Environmental Week spearheaded by the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) VP Internal Affairs, Kevin Kaisar. Read more

FSU votes to leave the CSA unanimously
In a unanimous vote of 13-0, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) has made the decision to leave the College Student Alliance (CSA) after more than 20 years of membership. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union helps celebrate Holi
A large crowd of students came out to Forwell Hall on March 13, where the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) was putting on their own celebrations for Holi. Read more

Morganna Sampson crushes the competition and becomes the next FSU president
Fanshawe students voted and Morganna Sampson is the new Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president 2017-2018. Sampson, who has been involved with the FSU for two years and is currently VP Entertainment, will begin her one year term on May 1. Read more

FSU presidential election commences
Current VP Internal Affairs Kevin Kaisar, VP Entertainment Morganna Sampson and newcomer Josh Mullan tried their best to not only give the most impressive campaign speech, but also answer student questions from both the audience, and online. Read more

"Anything positive is accepted": Fanshawe's religious accomodations
With social movements and battles creating norms of those less-favoured ideals of the past, establishments of all sorts are working in supporting the diverse range of religious beliefs of people by making accommodations and facilities increasingly common and easily accessible. Read more

Second drag show back at Fanshawe
What a Drag, A Night of Illusions, is a collaboration project between the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and ProjectBE Event Productions, a London based LGBTQ+ community. DJMLive/ Studio 32 production company will also be back to provide music for the event. Read more

Why you should run for FSU administration: A letter from the president
It is an honour to have been the President to shake up the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and the Student Administrative Council (SAC) through the introduction of a new governance structure. Read more

Find your inner leader
In collaboration between the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and Fanshawe, students are presented the opportunity to attend Launching Leader, a one-day student leadership conference. Read more

New FSU governance changes voted in
Amongst free food, coffee and an interesting recap of what has been done so far, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) introduced the proposed governance and structural change to students, changes which have been in the works for two years. Read more

Concerns over lack of button for accessible washroom in SC building
Fanshawe has many designated accessible washrooms on campus. However, the accessible washroom in SC1006, the closest accessible washroom to the Health Clinic and the Fowler Kennedy Clinic, does not have a button that can be pushed to open the door to serve people with physical disabilities. Read more

Holiday wishes granted for students
In the holiday spirit, members from the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) surprised a number of lucky students by granting them with wellness wishes on Dec.7 and 8. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union donates $1,700 to Habitat for Humanity
The FSU presented Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Ont. with a $1,700 cheque on Dec. 15. Though Fanshawe College has previously partnered with the organization through the college's trades programs and marketing department, this is the first time the FSU has been involved. Read more

FSU participates in Adopt-A-Family
For the past 10 years, Adopt-A-Family has been a large part of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) at Christmas time. Adopt-A-Family is a cause that supports families in need at Christmas that are struggling financially. Read more

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First ever proposed FSU governance changes
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is proposing a complete change to their governance to allow them to be more accountable, more efficient and more transparent. Read more

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Fanshawe gaining more students and revenue, but at what cost?
With the new school year, Fanshawe has seen an ever-growing increase in student population. With this being said, there comes the question of how many students are too many students to have on campus? Read more

Student Feedback Survey given a second go online
The Student Feedback Survey (SFS) is back this year, with the hopes of having better results than the previous year. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union welcomes two new VPs
After a few weeks of campaigning, two new VPs (Jayme-Marie Dodge and Kimberley Francis) were elected to join the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Read more

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Work study: Many students applying, few getting in
The work study program offered through Fanshawe is designed to help students find work on campus. However, vague questions, strict algorithms and short time-out windows have led to the rejection of a large number of students in need of financial assistance. Read more

First ever craft beer festival
You've heard it right, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is bringing a craft beer festival to the school for the first time ever. Read more

Drag show: A first in Fanshawe's history
On, Sept. 13, Fanshawe will have its first ever drag show featured on campus. Life's a Drag will be put on by the Fanshawe Student Union in partnership with DJMLive/Studio. Read more

Fanshawe's frosh week 2016
Listen up freshmen, first thing's first: frosh week. Frosh is a welcoming orientation week for freshmen, and it's not just about academics. Read more

Enhancing your college experience with FSU clubs
Clubs are an essential part of Fanshawe that bring people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and with different interests together. Read more

Fanshawe shows its commitment to green transportation with a new bike share program
Carlie Forsythe, president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), has headed a new initiative to bring a bike share program to our college, called FSU Bikes. Read more

Past FSU president takes home the Annual Charity Golf Tournament trophy
A Fanshawe alumnus and former Fanshawe Student Union president was the winner of this year's FSU Charity Golf Tournament. Read more

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