Brock University students got three more acclaimed representatives on March 18, when the three student members of the university senate were proclaimed. These student senators’ terms begin at the end of the month and continue until April 2004.In addition to giving input regarding new courses or changes to courses, the student senators are responsible for additional academic considerations at the university including and among others, duties like approving the list of graduates each year, and approving all motions brought forward to the Senate by the various committees at Brock.
Returning as a senator is Duncan Small, president of the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), who was on senate for two years before becoming president. He was excited at the chance to continue his work with the senate.
“I enjoyed my two years on senate and wanted to return. I like seeing a course, or program being brought up through the committees and finally implemented.”
Small feels a responsibility “to ensure proper student representation on all committees and senate,” and intends to bring original ideas and proposals to senate.
Callum Hughson, a third-year politics major and Rodger Campbell, a third-year business major, are the other student senators.
Hughson, who works on campus with the Centre for the Arts, hopes to contribute to the university on a more substantial level with his senate seat.
“I want to represent Brock students to the best of my abilities … and contribute to the excellence of previous senates,” says Hughson.
Campbell jumped at the chance to be a senator. He says he feels he can “offer valuable insight and opinions to [his] fellow members, while also making [himself] more able to defend [his] interest as a Brock University student.”
Campbell has experience working on campus with parking services and played a significant role in the Undergraduate Business Games 2002.
“I want to apply my experience and knowledge to best represent the long-term interests of Brock students through the implementation of sound policy making and responsible planning,” says Campbell.
Campbell is a business major, with a concentration in general management and feels the knowledge he has gained in his studies will be an asset to the senate. He also says that it’s his “good looks and charm that have taken [him] this far.”
Small says his knowledge of BUSU, senate and Brock University in general will be a benefit to Senate and hopes he, Hughson and Campbell will uphold the work of the senators before them and “represent the best interests of students current and future.”