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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 6. Tuesday, June 4, 1963

New President

New President

Peter Blizard

Peter Blizard

In a closely contested election, Peter Blizard was elected President of the Students' Association for 1963-64.

Voting totals were: Blizard: 649 (39.4 per cent); Perham: 557 (34.4 per cent) and Middleton: 327 (26.2 per cent).

From a total student roll of 3832, 31.9 per cent or 1263 voters went to the poll.

Peter Blizard. President-Elect, detailed what he would do if elected at a recent campaign meeting in the Memorial Theatre. He said he would do everything within his power to encourage greater student participation in student affairs. He wanted in particular more opportunity for everyone to take part in sub-committee deliberations. There is a tendency at present for the Executive to confine administrative matters to the selected few.

He also proposed to win student support for the setting up of a Health Service at Victoria University. He envisaged a Health Scheme being in operation by the beginning of 1964.

Blizard said he would form a special sub-committee to cater for the needs of our ever-increasing overseas student population. Such a committee existed before; but its approach was not successful. In Blizard's opinion, such a committee should be more closely associated with the International Club.

Blizard also urged the breaking up of the many select groups which now exist in the University. He wanted to see a greater integration of students.