Ahmed Jawa – Senate Candidate Profile

Ahmad Jawa

Senate: 1-year Term (1 seat available)

Ahmed Jawa  First-year Business Administration  Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario  Favourite Movie: Inception

Ahmed Jawa
First-year Business Administration
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Favourite Movie: Inception

Why have you decided to run for this position?

“When I first came to brock I saw a chance to get involved. I am a very active member and I started my own club; I’m also an executive member of two other clubs. I always put myself out there and try to understand what students need. I want to be part of any positive change that happens on campus. The opening in the senate encouraged me because I feel like there’s a disconnection between the senate and students. What students have to say is vital because the senate makes the rules for students. I read the minutes of all the meetings and I believe students as well as all the faculties at Brock should get what they want. I want to take a leadership role and try to provide the student with their needs and wants if there’s a possible and feasible way to implement them.”

If elected, what would you like to see the Senate accomplish?

“If I had to pick one main issue to be discussed then it would be to give the students of Brock what they are here to achieve, and that would be to enhance the experience of the education that they get from Brock. Studying in an environment where a student can be most productive is a huge benefit; which also in return will increase the grades the students are receiving. I’ve been in contact with executives for next year and I want to help them with their objectives. I want to increase the hours of operation because studying is a huge part of academic success and being part of a healthy learning environment. Lots of students don’t have a place to study and make it feasible for everyone to be successful. I also want to reach out to faculty and bring their issues to the board and make it better for all students and have a better education.”

What makes you the best candidate for this position?

“As a student that wants to make positive change, Ghandi says be the change you want to see in the world and I want to be those changes. My willpower to make changes and get involved is huge, and on top of that I have experience. At my last school, I was head of finances, and I’ve been part of governance of many community clubs in my past. Coming to Brock I started a new club and became part of two other clubs as an executive. My experience and willingness are the reasons why I believe I’m the best candidate. The fact that I’m a first year doesn’t deter me from being able to make positive changes.”

To the best of your knowledge, what is the Senate and what does it do?

“Senate is a position/job that makes the rules, law and governs the school. Our job as a senator is to make laws for the education system, what funds go where, programs, summer school and books would be part of it. Senate makes rules and regulations for what the school should be like.”

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