Photograph By: Makeeba Foster
Financial adviser: Christine Burland is a TD Canada Trust adviser. She helps students plan out how to manage their money while attending post-secondary school.
TKE supplies food for thought
By: Cody OrmeIt was hard not to notice a house made of cardboard and wood in front of the Gordon Wiley building. Many students passed by and dropped change in the jar left out. Others left canned food.
“We’re taking donations for students who can’t afford food,” said Ivan Aimufa, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, a fraternity of students on both the Simcoe and downtown campus, who decided to start a canned food drive.
“We only get two events all year through the SA,” says Joshua Claxton-Oldfield. “This is one of our events… we thought it would be a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Campus Food Centre.”
The other event the fraternity holds is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which raises awareness for the campus Women’s centre.
The idea for this particular fundraiser came to the fraternity last year. After approval, it was a success.
“It helped out greatly last year,” says Barb Bryan, the outreach coordinator for the Student Association.
“A lot of people said they are coming back,” says Aizmufa, who spent the nights in the cardboard box house with eight other members.
“People on campus don’t know about the food centre,” said Claxton-Oldfield.
“If you’re not going to use it, donate,” says Bryan.