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Candidate Bios

General Faculties Council Candidates (3 seats available):


Luke Statt

Hey there! My name is Luke and I’m running to represent you for both Student Council and General Faculties Council. I’m a SMO Major in my third year of Business with a passion for leadership and personal growth. You can often find me lounging on the second floor of BUS where I’m always happy to chat it up with anyone with free time. I’m a talkative person who especially likes to hear and understand what people think and understand why thy think it. As someone who likes to talk, it can be easy to get carried away, and It’s important for any student representative to remain consistent with what they have said. Accountability is important to me. I’d like “making a difference” on campus to remain attainable for students; Business students want to be change makers in the world, and campus in a great place to start. To help, I want to advocate for what my fellow students want—to present a unified student voice at level that can truly make change happen. Lets work together to see change happen, everyone has a part to play. Vote Luke this March 21 and 22 to help me play mine.

John Hussein

My Name Is John N Hussein and am currently in my third year of University with a major In Finance and Economics Minor. Over the course of the past three years I have been involved and served as an executive on a number of student groups and community initiatives. To mention a few that resonates with my platform and adds to the drive to represent and serve the Business Faculty. I have worked with International Friendship Group – (IFG) of which I served as a student leader, through working with international students for the past few years, I have come to understand so many challenges and barriers they face ranging from Academics, Finances and social barriers that limit their involvement and engagement in extra curricula activities on Campus. I have also worked with WUSC (World University Service of Canada) with the University of Alberta local Committee, my role was VP internal & events Coordinator of which the basis of it was welcoming new refugee students and helping them settle in the broader Edmonton community and on Campus and as well as the planning and executing different events for the organisation. Working with WUSC gave me an insight on the challenges faced predominately by newcomers and immigrant community despite being a greater reference myself. I have served on the Board of Director of APIRG ( Alberta Public Interest Research group ) over the past year and am honoured to say that I have been re-elected as Board of Director for the finance portfolio of which as the Board my primary responsibilities is to provide financial support, resources and be the active voice that empowers student groups and community initiatives that work in the realms of social justice and anti- oppression. Lastly am volunteer with E-hub, which is student group that works to promote entrepreneurship and acts as a resourceful hub to students with business ideas. Through the lens of e-hub I have come to learn the importance of having a support centre where young individuals are given the opportunity to work on ideas and have mentor’s and I would love to see the Business faculty build and support greatly such innovative as it’s the prime drive of the business faculty unlike science which is more of research. I write this not to justify my experience for the position but to clarify the basis of my platform Of ; 1 – Accountability -which as a council my primary responsibilities is holding the elected student union executive accountable to their promises with a particular interest in International students tuition cost, mental health and student and faculty relations, 2- Advocate for the Business faculty to engage and promote student initiatives and ideas -3-To advocate and engage international student and other minority groups to be more involved in the leadership opportunities offered within our faculty.

Students' Council Candidates (2 seats available):


Connor Palindat

Hi there! My name is Connor Palindat, and I am a 5th-year Strategic Management and Organization major at the Alberta School of Business. I have spent the last year on Students' Council and the General Faculties Council and have used that time to tirelessly advocate for students and hold the executive accountable.

Some of what I have accomplished over the last year is chairing the Council Administration Committee (CAC), sitting on the Audit and Finance committee, and on the Awards Adjudication subcommittee. I have spearheaded a student engagement initiative to get councillors to use business cards to allow for increased communication. Further, as chair of CAC, I have urged an increase in advertising on social media through Facebook and Twitter and a push towards a more solidified Students' Council Mentorship Program. I have also been involved in reconciling the budget of Students' Council, reviewing financial statements, approving Dedicated Fee Units (DFU), and forming the 2018-19 budget of the Students' Union. Regarding GFC, I have sat on the Council on Student Affairs as a voice of undergraduate students.

These are tangible results that I have been able to accomplish in only one year. I hope that Business Students' will give me the opportunity to continue to serve them, hold executives accountable, and collaborate with the BSA to ensure that they are aware of what is going on with the SU. I intend to once again chair CAC, chair Audit and serve on the policy committee.

On March 21 & 22, I hope that you can put your trust in me to represent you on Students' Council. On March 21 & 22, re-elect Connor Palindat as the Business Students' Councillor!

Luke Statt

Hey there! My name is Luke and I’m running to represent you for both Student Council and General Faculties Council. I’m a SMO Major in my third year of Business with a passion for leadership and personal growth. You can often find me lounging on the second floor of BUS where I’m always happy to chat it up with anyone with free time. I’m a talkative person who especially likes to hear and understand what people think and understand why thy think it. As someone who likes to talk, it can be easy to get carried away, and It’s important for any student representative to remain consistent with what they have said. Accountability is important to me. I’d like “making a difference” on campus to remain attainable for students; Business students want to be change makers in the world, and campus in a great place to start. To help, I want to advocate for what my fellow students want—to present a unified student voice at level that can truly make change happen. Lets work together to see change happen, everyone has a part to play. Vote Luke this March 21 and 22 to help me play mine.

John Hussein

My Name Is John N Hussein and am currently in my third year of University with a major In Finance and Economics Minor. Over the course of the past three years I have been involved and served as an executive on a number of student groups and community initiatives. To mention a few that resonates with my platform and adds to the drive to represent and serve the Business Faculty. I have worked with International Friendship Group – (IFG) of which I served as a student leader, through working with international students for the past few years, I have come to understand so many challenges and barriers they face ranging from Academics, Finances and social barriers that limit their involvement and engagement in extra curricula activities on Campus. I have also worked with WUSC (World University Service of Canada) with the University of Alberta local Committee, my role was VP internal & events Coordinator of which the basis of it was welcoming new refugee students and helping them settle in the broader Edmonton community and on Campus and as well as the planning and executing different events for the organisation. Working with WUSC gave me an insight on the challenges faced predominately by newcomers and immigrant community despite being a greater reference myself. I have served on the Board of Director of APIRG ( Alberta Public Interest Research group ) over the past year and am honoured to say that I have been re-elected as Board of Director for the finance portfolio of which as the Board my primary responsibilities is to provide financial support, resources and be the active voice that empowers student groups and community initiatives that work in the realms of social justice and anti- oppression. Lastly am volunteer with E-hub, which is student group that works to promote entrepreneurship and acts as a resourceful hub to students with business ideas. Through the lens of e-hub I have come to learn the importance of having a support centre where young individuals are given the opportunity to work on ideas and have mentor’s and I would love to see the Business faculty build and support greatly such innovative as it’s the prime drive of the business faculty unlike science which is more of research. I write this not to justify my experience for the position but to clarify the basis of my platform Of ; 1 – Accountability -which as a council my primary responsibilities is holding the elected student union executive accountable to their promises with a particular interest in International students tuition cost, mental health and student and faculty relations, 2- Advocate for the Business faculty to engage and promote student initiatives and ideas -3-To advocate and engage international student and other minority groups to be more involved in the leadership opportunities offered within our faculty.

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