Meet Shane! Students’ Union President & CEO

Shane Patrick Symington
aka “Simmer” or “Sim”

Current Students’ Union role
President & CEO

When/where were you born?
Born in 2000 in Oakville, moved to Burlington at 2 years old

What you’re taking at Laurier + year – if graduated, what was it in?
Communications with a Global communication concentration and a North American Studies minor

How would your friends describe you?
A good time, fun to be around, kind

What’s one skill you’re currently working on? (professional or personal)
Playing the guitar, and patience (they go hand in hand)

What’s the funniest thing your inner child wants?
Moon boots

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Talk to animals

What are the top 3 most used apps on your phone?
The Score, Guitar Tabs, YouTube

Proudest accomplishment to date (personal or professional)?
Becoming the Students’ Union President

Do you have a life motto?
Here for a good time not a long time

Best trip you’ve ever been on or wish to go on?

At which store would you want to max out your credit card/have a shopping spree?
Levi’s, Roots

What’s your favorite movie?

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken Parm

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Share the wealth, make sure my friends and family are well off, go to Vegas

What song would you say best sums you up?
Could’ve Been Me – The Struts

What motivates you to work hard?

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best way to understand something is to see it from as many perspectives as possible

Come talk to me about
Leafs, Jays, Raptors, movies, music (I talk a lot)