Senate: 2-year Term (2 seats available)
Why have you decided to run for this position?
“The 2015-2016 school year truly taught me the value of becoming involved in student life on campus. Immersing myself within the school brought a new sense of understanding and acceptance to my life that I had not had before. I started to realize the importance of balancing your experiences beyond the academic, however, it is important to have strong roots before being able to spread your wings. I believe I can be the presence and I can be the voice for students when it comes to dealing with academic affairs.”
If elected, what would you like to [see the Senate] accomplish?
“Through talking to students, I have realized that many are unaware of the roles and responsibilities that the Senate fulfills. I believe this disconnect has made students lose trust in the channels that protect them. I feel that a part of being on senate means a level of accountability to the students you serve. I am prepared to be transparent and forward on topics brought forward for discussion as well as my contribution to said topics, not only will I be able to bring about this level of transparency, but the work that leads students to seeing real change. A certain role that senate fulfills is allowing individuals to sit on various committees, a goal of mine is to bring attention and awareness to the goals of these committees as well as involve myself within their function. I feel a combination of my attitude and a desire for action will ensure that student voices are heard (within Senate).”
What makes you the best candidate for this position?
“As I headed into my third year at Brock, I made it my responsibility to explore as many clubs, groups and associations as possible available to undergraduate students, these connections entrenched a deep rooted sense of home within the Brock community, and my desire is to preserve this highly connected culture. My goal is to represent the students of Brock University and to be their voice. I promise to be open, approachable and just before making a decision. My objective is to amplify the student’s voice and work together to explore the academic concerns of all Badgers.”
To the best of your knowledge, what is the Senate and what does it do?
“In accordance with the Brock University Act, Senate fulfills the role of a governing body to discuss educational policy. Approval of the board may enact bylaws and regulations that affect all Badgers. Any Badger that decided to register for Spring/Summer courses; the Senate decided that list for you. For any Badger that is facing Academic (penalty): the Senate would be the platform in which to defend your case.”