Geoffrey Verrier – BUSAC Candidate Profile

            Geoffrey Verrier

Faculty of Humanities (1 seat available)

Geoffrey Verrier Third-year Concurrent Educuation in Drama/History Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario Favourite Movie: Star Wars (Original Trilogy)

Geoffrey Verrier
Third-year Concurrent Educuation in Drama/History
Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Favourite Movie: Star Wars (Original Trilogy)

Why have you decided to run for this position?

“I’ve been a BUSAC councillor for the Faculty of Humanities for two years, and I feel that I’ve contributed to large changes on campus. This time, however, I ran in order to provide a point of contact and representative for the students at the MIWSFPA. A lot of first-years at the downtown campus don’t know what BUSAC is, and although I’ve done my best, still only half of them at that campus know about BUSAC. I believe this is important because it is a new building. Furthermore, I also really want to continue my work with the St. Catharines bus system.”

If elected, how will you effectively represent the students of your faculty?

“If elected, I will effectively represent students in the humanities by meeting with the departments, the representatives from each of these departments in order to talk about things that they see in their programs that could potentially be changed. While, I don’t personally know the exact needs of an English major for example, so I will continue to make efforts to seek them out and ensure they’re fairly represented through these discussions. I’m the only person on council who has experienced being the only representative of their faculty, so I’ve already adjusted to being on my own.”

What makes you the best candidate for this position?

“I am the best candidate for the position because I’ve already held the position for two years. I’ve been a representative before, and I will be effective in the new structural system of BUSAC. I’ve already made plans to speak with different faculty heads, staff, students. I know what I’m doing by now. There’s a big learning curve, but I’m two and a half years already in the business.”

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

“BUSAC is the governing body of BUSU, any student request or concern is addressed by BUSAC, with the representatives of all the faculties present, it becomes easier to make decisions that are representative and in the best interests of students. Anything to do with governance, clubs, bylaw changes, constitutional amendments are handled through BUSAC.”

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