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NUSU announces partnership to support military families


The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) and the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) have announced a new partnership to give more assistance to military families and former personnel. 

NUSU is the first student union in Canada to partner with MFRC and their Veteran Family Program.

The partnership acknowledges the valuable skills and strengths acquired from military training and military family life, while being proactive to the potential challenges that can arise in a university environment during a veteran or family member’s transition from military to civilian life.

“It is our hope that members, veterans and families will feel accepted, understood and valued for their important skills and experiences as they adapt to the university environment. NUSU, the MFRC, and the Veteran Family Program are committed to easing the transition from military to civilian life for members, veterans and their families,” said Tina Thomason, veteran family program coordinator for the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre.

“We applaud the work that the MFRC does for those who protect our country and the families that support them. It is an honour that we are the first Student Union in Canada to partner with the Military Family Resource Centre, especially the Veteran Family Program” stated Cooper Allen, NUSU vice-president governance and legal affairs.

With Frosh Week starting this week and engaging over 400 new students, NUSU had over 60 Frosh Leaders attending the media conference dressed in red in honour of the service personnel of Canada. 

Sydney Lamorea, NUSU President stated, “It was a fantastic moment to be able to see so many of our frosh leaders stand in support of this partnership. With frosh leaders being one of the first groups new students encounter, it is important that former military personnel and family members know that they can speak to our staff, executives and frosh leaders for assistance in their transition.” 

Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing Timiskaming, sent a message of congratulations to both parties.

“Congratulations to the Nipissing University Student Union and the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre for establishing this exceptional new partnership and helping former service personnel, and the loved ones who stand behind them, reach their post-military educational and career goals." 

To find out more information about the MFRC and Veterans Family Program, please visit www.northbaymfrc.ca.

For more information about NUSU please visit www.nusu.com.
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