This is an election to fill the one (1) position on the Senate for a student representative of the Faculty of Education on the Vancouver campus for a one-year term ending September 30, 2021. All students registered in the Faculty of Education on the Vancouver campus are eligible to vote in this election.
- Go to your SSC and find "WebVote" under the "Grades and Records" menu
- Click “Vote” next to “2020-2021 Student Representative of the Faculty of Vancouver to the Vancouver Senate"
- Vote for your preferred candidate by clicking on the box next to the candidate’s name
- Click on “Submit Vote” then click “OK” to confirm your submission before logging out
Polls will be open via WebVote from the morning of Friday 23 October 2020 until 4:00 pm on Friday 6 November 2020.
I have always held a strong sense of civic duty. My name is Morgan Lorenz and I am a fourth year Kinesiology student in the Interdisciplinary stream pursuing a minor in Sociology. My interest in public health and community development invigorates my passion as a Kinesiology undergraduate to aspire towards real, attainable change. I am an inclusive, intuitive, and driven leader energized by community and academic development. As your AVP University Affairs of the AMS, I have assisted with developing inclusion principles for UBC Athletics and Recreation, collaborated with various UBC stakeholders on developing anti-racism educational workshops, and have consulted on tuition and program development across various UBC faculties. Working as an AVP Academic in the KUS, I have advocated for more accessible learning platforms, conducted reports on Kinesiology student-specific academic workload, and have assisted with team management on providing unique learning opportunities to further professional development. With my roles in the AMS Academic and University Affairs portfolio and the KUS Academic portfolio, my knowledge, experiences and previous work focused on student-centered needs uniquely positions me with the aptitude and know-how of being a Senator. With the Senate Triennial review this year, you want someone who is experienced with UBC administration and policy, is an advocate for student voice, and has comprehensive student government experience; I fill all three of these qualifications. As your first student Senator from the School of Kinesiology, I would be humbly honored to serve you. Let’s raise our voices together.
My name is Clarice Scop, I am a student in the Bachelor of Education secondary music cohort, and I am running to represent the Faculty of Education in the UBC Senate. I am a hard-working, organized individual with a passion not only for education but for students’ rights. While working towards my Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at Capilano University, I had the privilege of working for the Capilano Students’ Union, conducting research, writing issues-based policies, analyzing university academic policy, and lobbying the university administration. I have thoroughly researched and written official issues-based policies addressing affordable student tuition and housing, the climate crisis, accessible public transportation, international student barriers to education, indigenous rights, and unpaid internships. My priority in the UBC Senate will be to highlight students’ difficulties in online learning, especially the inequities that this new virtual learning environment has created. The global pandemic has had major financial and social consequences on students: some have lost their income, some have limited access to technology, some are struggling with mental health issues. These issues need to be made clear to those who have the power to help. I have a strong understanding of how university governing bodies operate, and I can use my knowledge and experience to make an impact on behalf of our faculty. I bring a strong attention to detail, dedication, and determination to the table when it comes to student advocacy, and I will bring all these qualities and more to the UBC Senate.
My name is Gary Sidhu and I am running to seven as a representative for the Faculty of Education on the Vancouver Senate of University of British Columbia. I have been a leader in many different organizations where I have been able to learn skills such as teamwork, communication and work ethic. I have been able to use these experiences to expand my vision and be able to see things in different perspectives. I have been a soccer player and track runner since grade 3 and it is a passion I will have for the rest of my life. Despite injuries and surgeries, I have been able to push through and overcome obstacles. I believe I would be a great representative for the faculty of education and people will enjoy opening up to me about their concerns.
My name is Amanda Zayonc and I am running to be the student representative for the faculty of Education on the UBC senate. I am a member of the elementary school French specialty within the Bachelor of Education program. Throughout my academic career, I have been a voice for my peers in meetings with faculty and student government: while I was at Capilano University I served on a faculty elected panel as a recipient of the Capilano Excellence Scholarship in which I advocated for better services for students in monthly meetings with the dean of the University. After transferring to BCIT to complete my undergrad I served as a Cohort Set-Representative at regularly scheduled meetings in the interdisciplinary context of the School of Health Sciences. I feel as if I can strongly advocate for you, my fellow educators-to-be, and for our changing needs as we adapt to the online learning environment. Some of my objectives are to foster a community of wellness (such as by advocating for increased library access and implementing bimonthly online mindfulness meditation groups for students to de-stress), to increase the transparency in student fees as costs remain the same when in person and online, to explore the possibility of socially distant social events by comparing our experience to that of other programs, as well as to be available to speaking with you and represent your ideas to the senate. Thank you for your consideration!
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