Candidates for Vice President (Student Life)

Michael Griffiths

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Hey folks! My name is Michael Griffiths (he/they) and I am running to be your Vice President Student Life of the UASU. I am currently the President of the Lister Hall Students’ Association on campus and am a fourth year honours political science student with a minor in economics and a leadership certificate from the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

I have been working in leadership and student governance roles through much of my time on campus, as well as studying many of the principles that can be put into practice in these contexts. If elected to the VPSL portfolio, I hope to use my skills in these areas to improve the student experience on our campuses.

My platform focuses on three areas crucial to the VPSL portfolio - student support, student engagement, and advocacy. These areas exist on spectrums across campus, and must be addressed equitably. This means providing access and support for all students, while fighting especially hard for students who face additional barriers.

I cannot stress enough that my focus is on engaging in meaningful consultation to shape my platform. I want to engage with the many groups of students on campus that I hope to represent, and allow them to drive the policies I pursue. As I release my full platform, I encourage all students to take an earnest look, and reach out to express your questions, concerns, and support!

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