Russ Adade hit the ground running after taking over for Cameron Wathey
Russ Adade, the new clubs and involvement co-ordinator for the Student Association (SA) of George Brown College (GBC), has a big smile as he talks about this new moment in his life.
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“I was hopeful of a new challenge where I could use my experience, ideas and vision,” said Adade.
Before joining the SA, he was the vice president of campus life at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 2015 and more recently an events and marketing co-ordinator of a private college Hanson Canada.
Beside managing the SA’s clubs program, Adade also runs the Utopia Music Fest, an annual music festival that works to promote emerging Toronto musicians.
Adade said that his versatility and multitasking skills will allow him to achieve his main goal of building a strong foundation that gets students engaged.
Since he started, Adade has met with clubs directors and the SA’s event squad to engage in promotional activities that he hopes will get more students across all campuses involved. He also organized the GBC Clubs and Service Fair.
While he has been busy, Adade said that the first year at GBC is about learning the scene.
“The first year is kind of more oversee, understand the process, understand the culture,” he said.
The former clubs co-ordinator, Cameron Wathey, moved back home in early September to St. Martin, which was affected by Hurricane Irma.
Under Wathey an SA section on the Campus Vibe website was started. There students can engage with groups and events that are supported by the SA. With Adade at the helm, the Campus Vibe site will continue on.
“We moved to build an online community that will make it easy to connect students with clubs and where they can get updates about the events and meetings,” said Adade.