Science

Candidate Bios

General Faculties' Council Candidates (8 seats available):


Genna DiPinto

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Genna DiPinto is passionate about student governance and youth engagement. Her leadership experience includes her service as Chair of the City of Edmonton Youth Council, a group of 13-23 year old Edmontonians who advise City Council and provide youth with opportunities to make change and become involved with local politics. She has also worked as an intern in the Office of the Premier, among other political and community involvements. Genna enjoys science, as well as politics, because she believes that both of these disciplines are centred around the basis of problem-solving and making improvements. Few students are aware of how the Students’ Union functions, what levels of student governance exist, and what current Student Council members are working on. She believes that there needs to be better engagement of all students, and if elected, hopes to increase knowledge about student governance and improve transparency. All students deserve to know what their representatives are doing on their behalf, and all students deserve an opportunity to have their voices heard in student governance.


Tiffany Bruce

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My name is Tiffany Bruce, I am a third year Science Student. I am pursuing a position on Students' Council and General Faculties Council because I believe in enhancing the academic student experience at U of A.

I want to create and maintain open lines of communication between Science students, the Students' Union, and the Councils and committees. I also want to improve transparency so that students stay up-to-date and informed about decisions that affect them and their academics. On top of this, I intend to have an open and lasting relationship with the Vice President Academic because I have a passion for ensuring that students are receiving the highest quality of education and as many opportunities as possible.

I confidently believe that I can effectively represent and benefit the science students of the University of Alberta through my experience, involvement, but most of all my passion for Science and academics! Feel free to reach out to me anytime, I always love hearing from my peers.

Loyally,

Tiffany Bruce


Marina Kirillovich

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My name is Marina, and I would love to represent you in the Students Union Council. Despite being in my first year, I have ample leadership experience through sitting on the General Faculties Council (GFC) for sciences as well as being the Director of Scholarship for the Delta Gamma Sorority. I am choosing to run for the Students’ Union Council in these elections, as opposed to GFC, because given my experience as a GFC councillor I feel that I can make a much greater impact representing you in the Students’ Council.

In addition to my leadership roles, I compete in equestrian show jumping, volunteer for the community and was the valedictorian of Bev Facey High School. As you can see, I dedicate myself fully to all aspects of my life; and I plan to reflect this level of commitment in representing your interests within the Students’ Council.

I hope you vote for me as I would be so honoured to represent our faculty!


Shuaa Rizvi

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Hello fellow students! My name is Shuaa Rizvi and I’m a fourth year Science student majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. This year, I am running to be one of your six science faculty representatives on the Students’ Union Students’ Council and General Facilities Council.

My time at the University of Alberta has been filled with experiences that have encouraged me to connect with others and work towards making our communities more inclusive and accessible. I have served as a Week of Welcome Orientation Leader, Director of External for TeamUp Science and I currently sit on the Dean of Students’ Advisory Committee. These opportunities have equipped me with the skills to strengthen community engagement and enhance the campus experience.

On Students’ Council, I will be a representative that’s not afraid to reach out for feedback, and understand the different perspectives that may or may not be present at the table. A critical aspect of leadership for me is service, and I will be listening to the needs of all students that I hope to represent! I am an outgoing individual, who is passionate about student governance and is determined to make your voices heard.

On March 21st and 22nd, vote for Shuaa Rizvi to be your science councillor!


Michelle Kim

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My name is Michelle Kim (she/her), and I am running to be your next Students’ Union Scinece Councillor. During my time at the University of Alberta, I have been heavily involved in many diverse roles on campus. In these last two years, I have served as the President of the HUB Community Association and the Council Of the Residence Association (CORA) Council, improving the lives of students in residences.I am currently working as the Leadership and Recognition Coordinator with the SU, and have led a wide variety of events, training, and conferences for students. In addition, I have served as an executive member for various student groups at the University of Alberta. Every student adds a unique view to campus and I want to foster an environment where students can strengthen their own unique communities and networks.

I have the skills, the experience, and the enthusiasm to serve your science councillor. I look forward to seeing how you would build your community.


Joel Agarwal

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Hello all! I have the privilege of running for Student’s Union Council Science Representative as well as General Faculties Council! I am in my fourth year of Sciences, studying Biology and I have experienced the highs and lows of being a university student. As former President of the University of Alberta Concert Band Society, I have learnt to listen to the issues that students raise, while working towards creating positive changes. I have lived at Lister as well as St. Josephs College, and my experiences there have shaped me into the person I am today. Last year, I had the privilege of being involved in research funded through the Undergraduate Research Initiative. I understand the importance of research, and I aim to increase accessibility and funding for undergraduate science students. During years I have experienced some troubles in planning my degree, as have many other science students. My goal is to enhance degree planning for students and increase access to a consistent science advisor which other faculties have. I hope to represent you all to the best of my ability and be your voice to create positive changes! Make sure to #VoteJoel2018 on March 21, and 22! suvotes.ca. Stay tuned for more about my platform on my facebook page @VoteJoel2018

  • Strengthening advocacy efforts
  • Enhancing undergraduate research accessibility
  • Improving degree planning resources and services

Council Candidates (6 seats available):


Genna DiPinto

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Genna DiPinto is passionate about student governance and youth engagement. Her leadership experience includes her service as Chair of the City of Edmonton Youth Council, a group of 13-23 year old Edmontonians who advise City Council and provide youth with opportunities to make change and become involved with local politics. She has also worked as an intern in the Office of the Premier, among other political and community involvements. Genna enjoys science, as well as politics, because she believes that both of these disciplines are centred around the basis of problem-solving and making improvements. Few students are aware of how the Students’ Union functions, what levels of student governance exist, and what current Student Council members are working on. She believes that there needs to be better engagement of all students, and if elected, hopes to increase knowledge about student governance and improve transparency. All students deserve to know what their representatives are doing on their behalf, and all students deserve an opportunity to have their voices heard in student governance.


Tiffany Bruce

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My name is Tiffany Bruce, I am a third year Science Student. I am pursuing a position on Students' Council and General Faculties Council because I believe in enhancing the academic student experience at U of A.

I want to create and maintain open lines of communication between Science students, the Students' Union, and the Councils and committees. I also want to improve transparency so that students stay up-to-date and informed about decisions that affect them and their academics. On top of this, I intend to have an open and lasting relationship with the Vice President Academic because I have a passion for ensuring that students are receiving the highest quality of education and as many opportunities as possible.

I confidently believe that I can effectively represent and benefit the science students of the University of Alberta through my experience, involvement, but most of all my passion for Science and academics! Feel free to reach out to me anytime, I always love hearing from my peers.

Loyally,

Tiffany Bruce


Shuaa Rizvi

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Hello fellow students! My name is Shuaa Rizvi and I’m a fourth year Science student majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. This year, I am running to be one of your six science faculty representatives on the Students’ Union Students’ Council and General Facilities Council.

My time at the University of Alberta has been filled with experiences that have encouraged me to connect with others and work towards making our communities more inclusive and accessible. I have served as a Week of Welcome Orientation Leader, Director of External for TeamUp Science and I currently sit on the Dean of Students’ Advisory Committee. These opportunities have equipped me with the skills to strengthen community engagement and enhance the campus experience.

On Students’ Council, I will be a representative that’s not afraid to reach out for feedback, and understand the different perspectives that may or may not be present at the table. A critical aspect of leadership for me is service, and I will be listening to the needs of all students that I hope to represent! I am an outgoing individual, who is passionate about student governance and is determined to make your voices heard.

On March 21st and 22nd, vote for Shuaa Rizvi to be your science councillor!


Joel Agarwal

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Hello all! I have the privilege of running for Student’s Union Council Science Representative as well as General Faculties Council! I am in my fourth year of Sciences, studying Biology and I have experienced the highs and lows of being a university student. As former President of the University of Alberta Concert Band Society, I have learnt to listen to the issues that students raise, while working towards creating positive changes. I have lived at Lister as well as St. Josephs College, and my experiences there have shaped me into the person I am today. Last year, I had the privilege of being involved in research funded through the Undergraduate Research Initiative. I understand the importance of research, and I aim to increase accessibility and funding for undergraduate science students. During years I have experienced some troubles in planning my degree, as have many other science students. My goal is to enhance degree planning for students and increase access to a consistent science advisor which other faculties have. I hope to represent you all to the best of my ability and be your voice to create positive changes! Make sure to #VoteJoel2018 on March 21, and 22! suvotes.ca. Stay tuned for more about my platform on my facebook page @VoteJoel2018

  • Strengthening advocacy efforts
  • Enhancing undergraduate research accessibility
  • Improving degree planning resources and services
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Email
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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