Board of Governors Candidates
Wilfrid Laurier University stands for great values and principles. This university puts great effort and interest in us, its student body. Like this institution, I am committed to put the time and effort to better improve Student’s Union’s involvement in your university experience.
My name is Christy Francis and I am a 3rd year Biology student running for the Student’s Union Board of Directors, on the senate, and the Board of Governors. From my time involved with on and off campus communities I understand students concerns. From my time in leadership roles in the Students Union I understand the position I am running for. From my time as a Golden Hawk I am ready to improve your university experience in three key ways. The three pillars of my platform are: providing clear understanding of Student Union activities, improving Wi-Fi, improving wellness options available for students.
My name is Brandon Vale, and I am a third-year business student. I am seeking to represent undergraduate students on the Laurier Board of Governors and Laurier Senate. I aim to provide the perspective of an undergraduate student as it relates to the overall strategic direction and academic initiatives of the university. Most recently, I served on the Laurier Library Student Advisory Council, where I represented and advocated on behalf of my peers on addressing and tackling the issues students have with the library. I am a firm believer in the importance of the overall student experience, and it would be a privilege to represent and be the voice of my fellow undergraduate students on the Senate and Board of Governors.
In my position of Student Senator I want to ensure that Wilfrid Laurier University continues to be the premier post-secondary institution for inspiring lives of leadership and purpose. I believe that this is accomplished through balancing student satisfaction through access to on-campus services in addition to fiscal responsibility. I believe that my past experience as a dedicated Student Senator with The Durham Catholic District School Board. In addition to my work with marginalized communities through LSPIRG and ABS will make me an ideal candidate for Senator.
A strong commitment to inclusive academic and research practices is needed particularly in light of The Free Speech Controversy. To ensure that Laurier continues to inspire lives of leadership and purpose I will utilize my experience on 6 key areas which will ensure effective accountability to students in the areas of: Student Well-Being, Equity, Leadership, Transparency, Fiscal Responsibility and Engagement.
Being on the Board of Governors would be an honour. I believe that I can address concerns and voice opinions on behalf of the student body to others on the Board of Governors.
I have been involved in numerous academic groups and participate in vari-ous campus activities. In my first year at Laurier, I was a member of my house council as an outreach representative. I have been a member of the Alpha Phi sorority since my first year, which has shown me the importance of camaraderie at Laurier. I’m also an executive on both the Laurier Young Liberals and the North American Student Association. All these different ex-periences have given me the skills that I believe are necessary to perform well in either position. I hope that I can do my part in maintaining the school we love.