Photo of Mercedes Burrowes (V3: Values| Voices| Virtue): Director of Campus Life Candidate

Personal biography

My name is Mercedes Burrowes and I am running to be your new Director of Campus Life. I am enthusiastic, friendly, and a hard worker. This year I had the pleasure of working with the SA in our Event’s Squad, which has made me want to get more involved. I value enjoying post-secondary school, and living life to the fullest. “Work hard, play harder” is a virtue that I am deeply passionate about. I believe it is important to give students a voice about events and activities, as this is their school. I will provide students with the tools to easily see what is going on whether for events, sports, or academic deadlines. I will give our students a year they will never forget.

Questionnaire

1) What motivated you to run for this position?

With the Events Squad, I was given the opportunity to see the impact that I can make working as Director of Campus Life. I understand the importance of fun and this position would really allow me to enhance student’s lives here at GBC.
 
2) What relevant experience do you feel qualifies you for this position?

Student leadership comes naturally to me. Throughout high school, I was a member of Student’s Council, I facilitated our Me to We group, as well as an anti-bullying group. I organized the largest graduation trip our school had ever seen and helped schedule multiple guest speakers.

 
3) If elected, list three primary goals you wish to accomplish during your term.

• If elected, I promise to give students a voice for events through recommendations and surveys.
• Enhance the George Brown app with a calendar of all the dates for events, games, and academic deadlines.
• Connect students from different campuses through pep rallies, pub nights, social events, and sports games.

 
3) What are your main areas of interest in relation to your particular campus or program?

St. James makes me feel like part of a community. I will focus on creating a larger sense of community for all three campuses, and our satellite schools. Having better advertisement for events, pep rallies, pub nights, theatre productions, and activities at each campus will bring students together as one.

 
5) George Brown is a diverse college — in what ways would you strive for representation of ALL students?

Coming from a small town, I can appreciate all of the different cultures and personalities George Brown holds. If elected, I will work with the Director of Equity and Constituency Representatives for guidance and assistance while creating events that further educate and celebrate the diversity of George Brown.

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