Board of Governors Candidates


Cole Dermott, Waterloo

Hello everyone! My name is Cole Dermott and I’m a first-year student in business and computer science. At present, I’m running for a position on the board of directors, senate, and board of governors. In any role I may represent I plan on acting on behalf of the Laurier community at large – whether that be in an academic, extracurricular, or even further fields – the aggregate wishes of our community will remain of the utmost importance. Further, in any role I might represent I plan to actively engage our community with the happenings of the board through social media and other platforms. This will ensure that the interests of the community at large are kept at the forefront. Within this role, I believe that I can help Laurier at large thrive and offer a new perspective on issues within the boards. I look forward to hopefully helping everyone this coming semester!


Nur Elmasri, Waterloo

My name is Núr Elmasri, and I am a second-year Economics and Financial Management student seeking election to the Students’ Union Board of Directors, and senate as well as the Laurier Board of Governors.

In my free time, I like to meet new people and mentor children and youth. I am currently involved in community building and social action projects across Ontario that work towards community development.

I have demonstrated exceptional organization and communication skills as the organizer of “The Fun Day” and first-ever TEDx talk in Hamilton Ontario, formally known as, TEDxYouthAncasterHigh.

I am self-motivated to always look for more opportunities to enhance my volunteer work but also to augment my passion for business.

If elected I will make your voice heard and bring your concerns directly to the Boards.


Brandon Vale, Waterloo

For results, engaged, and committed.
My name is Brandon Vale, and I am a fourth-year business student. I am seeking to represent undergraduate students on the Laurier Senate and Board of Governors. Through my leadership as a Student Senator on the Laurier Senate and as a Governor on the Laurier Board of Governors, I have proven my ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve results and engage with the undergraduate student body and administration to address student concerns. I believe in the importance of the overall student experience at Laurier, and it would be a privilege to continue to represent my peers on the Laurier Senate and Board of Governors.


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