Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Candidate Bios: ALES

Students' Council (2 seats available)


Jo Ann Chew

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Jo Ann is currently in her third year of Animal Health. She is involved with various student groups on campus including the Pre-Vet Animal Health Club and the Poultry Research Centre Student Club. In her spare time, she enjoys solving puzzles and learning new things. She is a well-rounded individual who lives with passion and a curious mind. If you're ever up for a stirring conversation, Jo Ann can often be found hanging around SUB Atrium or 2nd floor ECHA debating life's choices while studying with friends.

Despite having a basic idea of who the Students' Council are and what they stand for, Jo Ann feels there is a great disconnect between the Council and the rest of the student population. Thus, if voted in as ALES Student' Union Councillor or General Faculties Councillor, Jo Ann will advocate to bridge the gap between the two. She wants to bring more transparency and open communication towards students by upholding an informal open email policy. ALES students can check-in, get informed, and ask updates about the goings-on in Council.

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more, feel free to email her at chew1@ualberta.ca.


Steven Lin

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Hey, everyone! I am Steven Lin and I am currently a fourth year student in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta with a major in Family Ecology and a minor in Youth and Child Development. I transferred from Science into ALES after two years of physiology. I currently worked at the Student Union for the past two years as an Event Coordinator, which has allowed me an inside peak into what working at the Student Union entails. I believe that there needs to be cooperation especially in a Faculty like ALES with so many different needs and fields. My focus will be on making sure that the Faculty offers enough opportunities to engage in experiential learning. While learning about concepts and theories is very beneficial, it be very helpful to get some hands on experience. I will also work hard to make sure that the diverse views of ALES students are represented to the best of my abilities by working with clubs and other students.


Ziyu Yang

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I am a fourth-year student in Animal Health program in the Faculty of ALES, and I am running for both General Faculties Councillor and Students’ Councillor positions. I grew up in a small city in Inner Mongolia and have been strongly interested in agriculture, especially in companion animals and livestock production, from a young age. Therefore, I decided to pursue my education in Animal Health and made my way from going to an international high school. I believe the importance of diversity and communication. That is why I am participating by volunteering at international student service to minimize challenges came from cultural difference. Next year is going to be my last year at university. I wish to make positive changes as a student by participating in the SU meetings and advocate on your behalf.


Haley Lefferson

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Haley Lefferson is a dedicated, community-minded Human Ecology student, passionate about the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences due to its diverse, inclusive nature and the breadth of the opportunities, experiences and potentials the Faculty affords. With a well-rounded background in student leadership, volunteerism, and campus knowledge, she is enamoured by the opportunity to run for this position in hopes to advocate for the unheard voices of our small-but-mighty Faculty in the ways of academics, finances, and other matters that ALES students are impassioned by. Haley is enthusiastic about improving mental health resources and student services campus-wide by being and promoting a transparent representation of our Faculty, listening and acting as a point of contact when interested in advocating to the Student’s Union. She is also interested in promoting more sustainability and community development focused initiatives on campus. Haley comes from a ranching background as well as a city background, taking great care to empathetically analyze both sides of the spectrum. Haley is in favour of eliminating any stigma surrounding ALES students and creating a campus-wide awareness of what ALES stands for; diversity, individual and community well-being, and the creation of a better future. Please vote for Haley Lefferson to be your next Faculty of ALES Student’s Union Councillor on March 22nd and 23rd!


General Faculties Council (2 seats available)


Jo Ann Chew

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Jo Ann is currently in her third year of Animal Health. She is involved with various student groups on campus including the Pre-Vet Animal Health Club and the Poultry Research Centre Student Club. In her spare time, she enjoys solving puzzles and learning new things. She is a well-rounded individual who lives with passion and a curious mind. If you're ever up for a stirring conversation, Jo Ann can often be found hanging around SUB Atrium or 2nd floor ECHA debating life's choices while studying with friends.

Despite having a basic idea of who the Students' Council are and what they stand for, Jo Ann feels there is a great disconnect between the Council and the rest of the student population. Thus, if voted in as ALES Student' Union Councillor or General Faculties Councillor, Jo Ann will advocate to bridge the gap between the two. She wants to bring more transparency and open communication towards students by upholding an informal open email policy. ALES students can check-in, get informed, and ask updates about the goings-on in Council.

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more, feel free to email her at chew1@ualberta.ca.


Steven Lin

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Hey, everyone! I am Steven Lin and I am currently a fourth year student in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta with a major in Family Ecology and a minor in Youth and Child Development. I transferred from Science into ALES after two years of physiology. I currently worked at the Student Union for the past two years as an Event Coordinator, which has allowed me an inside peak into what working at the Student Union entails. I believe that there needs to be cooperation especially in a Faculty like ALES with so many different needs and fields. My focus will be on making sure that the Faculty offers enough opportunities to engage in experiential learning. While learning about concepts and theories is very beneficial, it be very helpful to get some hands on experience. I will also work hard to make sure that the diverse views of ALES students are represented to the best of my abilities by working with clubs and other students.


Ziyu Yang

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I am a fourth-year student in Animal Health program in the Faculty of ALES, and I am running for both General Faculties Councillor and Students’ Councillor positions. I grew up in a small city in Inner Mongolia and have been strongly interested in agriculture, especially in companion animals and livestock production, from a young age. Therefore, I decided to pursue my education in Animal Health and made my way from going to an international high school. I believe the importance of diversity and communication. That is why I am participating by volunteering at international student service to minimize challenges came from cultural difference. Next year is going to be my last year at university. I wish to make positive changes as a student by participating in the SU meetings and advocate on your behalf.

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780-492-7102

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780-492-4643

Email
cro@su.ualberta.ca

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Students' Union Elections Office
Room 6-04
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7