For the upcoming Student Association (SA) byelections, the director of operations and the arts, design and information technology representative positions will be contested.
The SA funds The Dialog.
Kushagra Manchanda and Brenda Agyei are running to be the SA’s director of operations, a position which reviews the organizations financial reports and makes recommendations on capital expenditures and budgetary issues.
If elected, Manchanda said that the he’s going to focus on the SA’s financial accountability and transparency
“I’ve talked to many students and they have no idea what they’re paying for when it comes to health insurance or the SA fee,” he said.
Transparency, and ensuring that the SA stays within it’s budget, are key items for Agyei.
In an email, Agyei promised to “continuously ensure that SA programs and services are effectively and efficiently connecting with students.”
Supitcha Thadi and Jeremy Worrall are the candidates for the arts, design and information technology representative.
Thadi said that they are the “kind of person who likes to involved and help people grow.”
“As a student and artist I would like to take a chance to make a change for many because I realize and understand the struggles that many staff and students have been through,” Thadi wrote in an email to The Dialog.
Worrall said they want to make sure that all events are as accessible as possible.
“I want to be the students’ voice in terms of talking or dealing with issues that they might have, generally advocating for them,” Worrall said. “I think that’s extremely important.”
Several other board positions are acclaimed as of press time.
- Calvin Bartholomew Soto as St. James campus director
- Jolie Taros as Waterfront campus director.
- Kevin Yu as business representative.
- Matthew Mokedanz as the construction, engineering technology representative.
- Arnel Fleurant as black students representative
- Jimberly Cotoner as the women and trans students representative.
- Nureisse Khan as the GBC board of governors representative.
The health sciences and hospitality and culinary arts representative positions remain vacant.