Student Centre for Public Issues
Organization profile published 1984

Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2930
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  The Student Centre for Public Issues (SCPI) is a student organization committed to increasing the community's awareness of social and environmental issues. The student members make up a decision-making board whose responsibilities include organizing SPCI's projects and events. The centre has one full-time Co-ordinator /Researcher. Volunteers staff the resource centre at the University Community Centre, present forums on a number of social and environmental issues, conduct research projects, and publish a newsletter called Concerning You.

SPCI's pamphlets to date include: A Few Facts About Great Lakes Water Quality; A Few Facts About Canadianization Of The Petroleum Industry; Pesticide Use And Control In Canada; Canadian Homes Use Over 2 Million Kilograms Of Pesticides Annually; The Nuclear Arms Question: Future Directions; and, A Few Facts About Environmental Food Additives.

Single copies are available upon request. Large orders are available at cost.

The newsletter Concerning You is intended to keep the community up-to-date on important issues. It carries concise, factual articles on a variety of social and environmental issues. Feature articles have included acid rain, energy, waste disposal, water quality, family violence, pornography, poverty, health, abortion, crimes, disarmament and many more. A one year subscription is $10.

The centre also subscribes to more than 40 different magazines and journals and makes them available to the public for further study.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.
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