“It is the blessing of the almighty that I have attained this status, otherwise there are millions of unknown mortals like me.” As quoted in, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Born and bred in a very small town in India, I am Harjit Singh Dua, a full-time Fashion student. My parents gave me the wings to fly and firmly told me, “Like wild flowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places, people think you never can.” That’s what gave me the motivation, pumped up my spirit and enveloped me with courage and determination, to exist before you all. • My hard work and undivided attention towards my work and dreams speaks volumes for being a determined, focused leader with virtues that I have gracefully attained and embraced from my family and religion. • Working with an incredible team of peer coaches at GBC, has been an amazing experience where I find myself truly contented and motivated to do something that can impact a change. • Toronto is a city enriched by people belonging to almost every part of the world and working with and for such people would be a dream come true.
1) What motivated you to run for this position?
True motivation came when I made an effort to connect with students and got to know the real stories. Stories that encapsulate, Voices of students who wish to raise their issues, Virtues expected from us to have while resolving those issues as their trust and faith Values Student Association.
2) What relevant experience do you feel qualifies you for this position?
There has been so many times that taking up challenges has been easy but fulfilling them has been really tough. Going through those hard times to accomplish a target or a mission, teaches you a lot with the experience that makes you wiser and intelligent. Experience is what qualifies.
3) If elected, list three primary goals you wish to accomplish during your term.
1. Effective communication in all for campuses and strengthen relations.
2. Construction of gender neutral washrooms, an important step towards need.
3. Be able to present and visible to all students so that I can touch more unfiltered and fabricated issues.
4) What are your main areas of interest in relation to your particular campus or program?
- Casa Loma needs a good Community Garden space where students can spend their valuable time and relax.
- Extended all lab hours and more bean bags.
- Encouraging faculty members to promote student support services such as counselling and GBC assist.
5) George Brown is a diverse college — in what ways would you strive for representation of ALL students?
- Making an ongoing conscious effort to understand and respect our community of diverse cultures.
- Initiating conversations with students to know their problems.
- Giving them hope and motivating them by addressing their issues and communicating it to respective departments.
- Executing a feedback system to ensure the solutions are well in effect