Last week, the board of directors met via Skype for our monthly board meeting to discuss CUP concerns and get updates from the national office. Here’s most of what we tackled:

1) An update on the wire: CUP has published around 100 articles from late August until Sept. 20; since then, we’ve published an additional 180 articles, bringing the total to around 280. Last year, the number of articles published was 190 up to this point, meaning that we’ve had about a 50 per cent increase in the number of articles.

2) Hiring: Is still open. If you’re interested in being a special issues coordinator, a regional bureau chief, be sure to email your resume and cover letter to hr@cup.ca; if you’re in the Atlantic region and interested in becoming a regional bureau chief, email you resume, cover letter, and up to five clipping to hr@cup.ca by Nov. 7 at 11:59 EST. (And be sure to vote! Queer issues coordinator here.)

3) Student Journalism Week: We spoke briefly about this last night and basically came to the consensus that it’s high time we make a fuss about the work of students journalists in this country. As the only organization of its kind, we’re in a great position to really rally around the cause. More info will follow about this in November (the week itself is in January). If you’re interested in helping CUP with this initiative, get in touch.

4) Communications: We have a blog. This is where you will be able to find updates from CUP staff about regional stuff, general CUPdates, and other stuff that happens at the board and national office level. We are aiming to update it at least once per week as an additional way of staying in touch with you, membership. If you have any burning questions you want us to answer (about the budget, what we spend our time doing, whatever), get in touch and I’ll do my best to get it answered. Blog is: cup.ca/blog

Oh, and we also have a CUP staff page. Get to know CUP75 staff by going to: cup.ca/staff

Hey CUP,

Last week, the board of directors met via Skype for our monthly board meeting to discuss CUP concerns and get updates from the national office. Here’s most of what we tackled:

1) An update on the wire: CUP has published around 100 articles from late August until Sept. 20; since then, we’ve published an additional 180 articles, bringing the total to around 280. Last year, the number of articles published was 190 up to this point, meaning that we’ve had about a 50 per cent increase in the number of articles.

2) Hiring: Is still open. If you’re interested in being a special issues coordinator, a regional bureau chief, be sure to email your resume and cover letter to hr@cup.ca; if you’re in the Atlantic region and interested in becoming a regional bureau chief, email you resume, cover letter, and up to five clipping to hr@cup.ca by Nov. 7 at 11:59 EST. (And be sure to vote! Queer issues coordinator here.)

3) Student Journalism Week: We spoke briefly about this last night and basically came to the consensus that it’s high time we make a fuss about the work of students journalists in this country. As the only organization of its kind, we’re in a great position to really rally around the cause. More info will follow about this in November (the week itself is in January). If you’re interested in helping CUP with this initiative, get in touch.

4) Communications: We have a blog. This is where you will be able to find updates from CUP staff about regional stuff, general CUPdates, and other stuff that happens at the board and national office level. We are aiming to update it at least once per week as an additional way of staying in touch with you, membership. If you have any burning questions you want us to answer (about the budget, what we spend our time doing, whatever), get in touch and I’ll do my best to get it answered. Blog is here.

Be sure to click on over for an update from Adam, the Quebec regional director, an exciting opportunity from the National Magazine Awards, and CUP staff offices (including this email, should you want to read it again).

Oh, and we also have a CUP staff page. Click on over to get to know CUP75 staff.

If you have any questions or concerns about CUP things, please do not hesitate to get in touch. My contact info is all listed below.

Thanks for reading all the way through.