Candidates for Vice President (Operations & Finance)
Hello! My name is Julia Villoso. I am in my second year of my Arts degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Anthropology, and I am excited to be running for your next Vice President of Operations and Finance! I am currently an Arts Councillor on Students’ Council, and am serving on the Audit, Sustainability and Capital Fund, and Refugee Committee within the ISA, as well as the WUSC Refugee Student Sponsorship Board.
From these experiences, I know that students are facing some of the hardest moments of their lives - from being stuck at home, courses shifting online, and losing the sense of normalcy. Now, it is more difficult than ever to feel connected to our campus. I want students to feel welcomed and supported by their SU. During this difficult time, students need to be able to turn to and access the support and services provided for them by their UASU.
This is why I plan to focus on AIM: Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Maximization of Operational Capacity. Whether it’s through the introduction of a new scholarship registry, highlighting more culturally diverse resources within UASU Cares, or looking towards fundraisers and financial support from external resources, the UASU has the power to improve the lives of students. If elected, I intend to do just that.
I hope to earn your vote on March 3rd and 4th, so we can all work together to bring that personal sense of community back to campus once more.
My name is Emily Kimani, and I’m a 4th year student in the Faculty of Science studying Immunology and Infection. I’m running to be your next Vice President, Operations and Finance.
Over the few years I have been on campus, I have gotten involved in the campus community by volunteering for various campus events, getting involved in student groups, and getting involved in undergraduate research. This year, I served as a Science Councillor for the UASU Students’ Council and the General Faculties Council. I also sat on the Sustainability and Capital Fund Committee.
Taking part in student governance and volunteering around campus has taught me a lot. I’ve learned the value of good communication and relationships, I’ve learned that students need to be represented in terms of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, I’ve learned that to be successful in academics means to prioritize mental health and wellness, and I’ve also learned the importance of the student perspective.
That is why I will advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity and ensure that the Students’ Union represents its membership. I will advocate for mental health and wellness initiatives across the SU to ensure that students feel supported, especially now with online classes and everything else happening around us. I will work to build and foster relationships across campuses because students should not feel neglected or ignored. Above all, I will work hard to ensure that the student perspective is not overlooked.
I hope to have your support on March 3rd and 4th.
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