Argho Utsav Deb
Goodman School of Business (1 seat available)
Why have you decided to run for this position?
“During my year as a councillor, I wasn’t able to finish all my objectives put forth in my first term, so I am using this election period to build on my last campaign and to accomplish everything I wanted to achieve.”
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
“I’m a very experienced candidate. I sit on the OPIRG Board of Directors, temporarily sat on the BUSU Board of Directors, am the President of the Brock Greens, the President of the Brock Volunteering Association in addition I have been a BUSAC councillor up until March. It will be beneficial to have an experienced student sitting on the council, educated in the by-laws and their implications. During the executive elections there was a huge focus on mental health awareness and education and I would like to build on that, by working with the soon to become executives ensuring their is a council that supports mental health education. I have not heard the other candidates talk much about this issue, however it is one that is really important to me.”
How do you plan to represent the students of your faculty?
“I started a forum, where Business students could post any questions they wanted. It didn’t work quite as effectively as I wanted so what I’d like to implement is directly asking students about certain issues and motions and how they would react if they were to be carried through. This can be directed to Business Facebook groups already used regularly by Students, such as the ‘Brock Accounting Squad,’ ‘BBA study groups,’ and similar groups. The environment in these developed groups allow for concerns and remarks regarding BUSU with comfort.”
To the best of your knowledge, what is BUSAC and what does it do?
“I was a councillor this past year so I know BUSAC very well. BUSAC holds the BUSU executives accountable for their responsibilities and makes sure that the students are represented in the best way possible. In addition, BUSAC ensures that the funding received from student levies are spent appropriately and goes to just causes.’