The Student Union Society of the University College of the Fraser Valley 3rd to join CASA in a year

    MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Alliance of Students
Associations (CASA) is pleased to announce today that the referendum held from
February 4th-12th, 2008, at the Student Union Society University College of
the Fraser Valley (SUSUCFV) resulted in an overwhelming response in favor of
joining CASA as a member.
    "We are thrilled with the results of the vote," said Zach Churchill,
National Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. "Our
growing membership signals the strength behind our national student voice.
It's encouraging to see that more students are recognizing the importance of
reaching out to the federal government."
    With 74% of the turnout voting to join CASA, the SUSUCFV will become the
21st member and the third student union to join CASA in the last ten months.
In April 2007, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union became a full
member, and in November 2007, the University of Prince Edward Island Student
Union was also welcomed by CASA.
    By becoming a member of CASA, the SUSUCFV's students will be joining the
largest national education partnership in Canada, and will be actively
participating in CASA's lobby efforts.
    "This is an important step for students who hope to participate in
national change for post-secondary education," said Churchill. "We look
forward to working with the SUSUCFV; their perspective and insight will be a
welcome addition to the CASA table."
    CASA's members believe that Canada's post-secondary education system
should be affordable, accessible, and of the highest quality.

    CASA is a not-for-profit national student organization, offering
progressive, common sense education reform solutions.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Jillian
Flake, Public Relations and Communications Officer, Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations, (613) 236-3457 ext. 224 (c), (613) 868-6605,

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