Candidates for President

Haruun Ali

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Hello, friends,

My name is Haruun Ali, I’m heading into my 3rd year of University and I am proud to be running to be your next University of Alberta Students’ Union President!

As many of you know, I have been heavily involved in advocacy and politics over the past few years whether it be working on a campaign, pushing my own advocacy points, running for office, or even starting up my own advocacy group, I have seen it all. As a student, I know how frustrating it has been to be a student over these past few years. We have had to endure a once-in-a-lifetime virus that continues to wreak havoc in our communities across the country. We have seen massive cuts to post-secondary education by our provincial government and we are faced with a University Administration that has increasingly refused to listen to students.

To be frank, like many of you I am angry and fed up with the state of post-secondary education in this province. We as students deserve better. We deserve to have affordable tuition, a financial aid system that works for us, more employment opportunities during the summer and post-graduation and finally we deserve to have a Government and University Administration that listens to students. This is why I am proud to be running to be your next UASU President. On March 9th & 10th, I hope that I count on your vote to lead our Students' Union.

Abner Monteiro

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Hey Everyone! I’m Abner Monteiro and I’m running to be your next UASU President.

My experience at the University of Alberta has been nothing short of amazing. I’m so thankful for the opportunities I've been given to lead change at our university and represent the student voice. As your president, I will work to collaborate, listen carefully, and think pragmatically to create innovative solutions to our challenges and ensure your voice is represented.

We are at a point where students are tired, frustrated, and just want some normalcy in their lives, and I want to give them that. We can do much more to inspire change and build a better future, but it will take a strong leader who will stand up for you when it matters most. This year, I want to lead the charge towards hybrid learning options in the classroom, revitalize student life on our campuses, reduce the cost of education, and lead a Students’ Union that represents the needs of all undergraduate students. These are lofty goals, but I know that I'm the right person for the job.

As your VP Academic this year, I have fought hard to give us a better education. It hasn't been easy, and there is still a lot of work to do, but we can do it. It’s time to rebuild this campus community that has struggled enough. I hope you will stand with me so we can do it together.

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Emily Kimani

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My name is Emily Kimani, and I’m running to be your next University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) President! I’m a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Science, specializing in Immunology and Infection, and I served as your VP Operations and Finance this year.

University is meant to be a place of growth and new experiences, a time that you are meant to look back on with fondness and reflect on your journey. But unfortunately, for many of us, our experiences over the past couple of years have been far from that. Post-secondary education is overpriced and underfunded. We have not had a normal campus experience in nearly two years, and while we miss the campus experience we used to have, many of us are exhausted and burnt out. We’ve had to endure the many challenges of online learning; at the same time, it feels like the university is refusing to improve the online learning experience. Simply put, I know that you are frustrated, angry, and tired.

I’m running for President because I know that there is a way for us to overcome these challenges and look towards a brighter and better future by doing what’s right, not what’s easy; by inspiring change for the world; by acting with unbridled compassion; by learning from the past; and by always moving forward.

I hope to earn your trust once again, on March 9th and 10th, as we fight for the experience we deserve.

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Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
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Edmonton, AB
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