“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams, Jr.
This year marks a time in which we continue the journey for a much more fulfilling student experience with great fervor and alacrity. I am honoured to have been selected by the Laurier student body in the 2018 Students’ Union Elections to lead the charge. My comprehensive experience includes working for Laurier Athletics & Recreation, the Residence Department, the Lazaridis’ School of Business & Economics, Student Publications, and the Chemistry Department. The learning that took place on my path here was crucial in preparing me for this role. I am confident that with the expertise of my team, student feedback, and the resources of the organization, that we will further shape the journey of the 17k members.
Admittedly, these 12 months will feature exploration, experimentation, and development, because it is only through trial and error that we find solutions to issues that affect us. My commitment is to be your chief lobbyist, dedicated advocate, and operational director. My electoral mandate includes 15 bold initiatives that I believe will help to enhance the quality of our journey. As an organization, we will strive towards achieving each while at the same time filling gaps when they appear. The student body will be kept informed whenever a milestone is reached and this will be our metric of success.
The student experience is a dynamic one. We will continue to seek out your ideas, suggestions, and recommendations, as my team is always here to listen and extend a helping hand. I want us to fully realize that together we stand but divided we fall. Tackle this year with breath of perspective that speaks to an open mind, a welcoming attitude, an appetite for novelty, and a thirst for more.
In closing, I encourage each of you to enjoy the summer, embrace the life twists that will appear and the tests which you can transform into testimonies.
Always remember, our money, our union, our experience!
Have a great day!
Students’ Union President & CEO