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2021 Students’ Union By-Election
This By-election, Laurier students will vote in undergraduate students to sit on the current Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees the President & CEO of the Students’ Union and ensures that he or she is acting in a manner that advocates for students and is properly utilizing the fees collected by the Union in a manner that enhances student life. There are a total of 12 Board of Directors made up of undergraduate students. Meet the current Board of Directors.
Virtual Open Forum: Friday, October 1
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Board of director candidates
- Sam Bryant
My name is Sam Bryant, and I am a fourth-year student in Political Science seeking election to Laurier’s SU Board of Directors.
Since coming to Laurier, I have involved myself in several different clubs and organizations both on and off campus. Currently, I am VP Finance for Laurier’s Model United Nations and was elected VP of Laurier’s Greek Life Council. Each role has prepared me to be an active decision-maker and contributor to a council of fellow students, similar to the structure of the Board.
Given recent developments in the Ontario post-secondary system, I strongly believe now is the time to work on advancing and promoting male allyship and mental health options in the Laurier community through new initiatives and programming.
Laurier is known for its sense of community, and I want to be able to contribute positively, and effectively, to ensure that sense of community is here to stay.
- Nicholas Lafarciola
TRANSPARENT AND ALIGNED
Hi, my name is Nicholas Lafarciola — Make Nick your Pick for Students’ Union Board of Directors!
TRANSPARENT: My goal is to provide transparency to the students of Laurier. I believe that the Board of Directors should provide clear and accessible information regarding its initiatives, discussions, and decisions that impact students. Through means of proactive communication, the activities of the Board should always be relayed to students.
ALIGNED: I will use my voice to ensure that the decisions and policies discussed by the Board align with the best interests of the student body. I am not interested in making outlandish claims for initiatives that I am unable to achieve, but rather ensure that the board truly represents the students at Laurier.
MAKE NICK YOUR PICK!
- Blake Phillips
Hello Golden Hawks! My name is Blake Phillips, and I’m a second year BBA and Computer Science major. I’m looking forward to representing the interests of the student body on this year’s Board of Directors. I will deliver on 3 promises; formally address and educate our community on sexual violence and safety in our community, improve transparency between the Student’s Union and the student body, and ensure easy access to meaningful mental health resources for our community. I have a strong voice and will act on behalf of our community to ensure the safety and wellbeing of us all. My relationships with the Gendered and Sexual Violence Center and the Wellness Center will ensure these matters are acted upon for the benefit of our community. A vote for me is a vote for safety and support for all Golden Hawks.
As a second year student here on the Waterloo campus, it is my goal to ensure that all students at Laurier have equal opportunities and that their time here at Laurier, whether they are on campus or taking classes virtually has a positive impact on their university experience. No matter what students choose to participate in or can participate in should make their time at Laurier memorable. As students at Laurier during a global pandemic we are in a unique situation where extracurricular were not as accessible in the past year. Therefore, I will make it my priority to achieve maximum student satisfaction during this past year by providing a wide range of activities and opportunities for all students attending Laurier. We are here to provide a platform for the voices for the students at Laurier, and I plan to make those voices heard.
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- Tyler Rolczewski
It is my goal to ensure that every student at Laurier feels comfortable and that they have a voice. I am passionate about inclusion and ensuring that everyone has a place at Laurier. Whether you’re a student at the Waterloo campus, Brantford campus or online I want to ensure that you receive the level of academic and support resources that you deserve. As we move back to in-person learning I will ensure a smooth transition, especially for first and second year students who are only now experiencing on-campus learning, so that they may have a successful university experience.