Akanksha Bhatnagar

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Hello! My name is Akanksha Bhatnagar, I’m a fourth-year Political Science and Sociology student, and I’m running to be your next Students’ Union President.

My time on campus has been as rewarding as it has been challenging. As a student, I’ve seen students have to choose between buying textbooks and food, I know how daunting it can be to find relevant work experiences outside of the classroom, and I’ve felt frustrated with our Administration and Government for ignoring our needs. We as students deserve better, which is why I am running to be your President. As students, we should have access to more affordable and relevant academic materials, be able to find job experiences that complement our degrees, and lastly, have clear and secured rights as students. My Presidency will bring bold, reliable and experienced advocacy to our Students’ Union during a time when both a Provincial and Federal election are on the horizon.

Last year, you put your trust in me to represent you as Vice President Academic and this year, I hope to earn your trust again as you cast your ballot for SU President. To learn more about the future we can build together, visit , and on March 6th and 7th, vote for me, Akanksha, to be your next UASU President.

Andre Bourgeois

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Hey everyone! My name is Andre and I’m running to be your next SU President. I’ve spent years volunteering and working with people in all faculties and at every level of the Students’ Union. Last year, I served as your VP Student Life. I oversaw successful projects like the HUB Mall Security Initiative, ensured strong improvements to residence representation, and helped transition The Landing, the service for LGBTQ2S+ students, into the SU.

Next year, I will continue to focus on meaningful change that creates a lasting impact on the quality of life for students on all campuses. To serve students best, we need to promote structural changes that make it easier for students to succeed and enjoy university. As president, my role is to represent students’ right to a safe, quality education that is affordable and responsive to the needs of students.

I will support no-cost textbook alternatives and increases to up-front government grants. I will oppose increases to tuition and government cuts to on-campus mental health services. I will hold the university to task on their commitments to improve student mental health, sexual violence response and prevention, and encourage the integration of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Finally, I will work to ensure the operations of the executive team and the Students’ Union are more available, transparent, and accountable.

On March 6th and 7th, I hope you place your trust in me to do so and that you vote Andre for President.

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