Photo of Mitchell Toye (V3: Values| Voices| Virtue): Director of Education Candidate

Personal biography

In 200 words or less, explain a little bit about yourself, with particular focus on your leadership ability. Explain your motivation to run for this particular position. (Hint: tell students why they should vote for you in point form). (All responses will be cut at 200 words when printed).

Empathy, Solidarity, Empowerment. Those are three concepts that have saved my life and have given me the tools to help people to save their own. The difficulties in my life helped me see what is important to always keep in mind, other people. These foundational virtues I have built with the help of those around me apply to the position of Director of Education. I will not push forward a campaign on personal ideals. All my ideals will always be challenged by my experience, but I have a shared guideline following three simple ideas that allow me to act responsibly as a representative of the people:

1.   Listen to the voices of the constituency

2.   Understand the values of those around you

3.   Hold the virtues of Empathy, Solidarity, and Empowerment close in the face of adversity

My name is Mitchell Toye and I feel you should vote for me due to the openness of my position, my passion for dealing with the injustice students face and my goal to listen to every student possible and to strive as much as I can to meet my goals.




1)    What motivated you to run for this position?

The need for more events pushing for fair tuition and the need for true representatives of the students of George Brown across the campuses.


2)    What relevant experience do you feel qualifies you for this position?

I have worked as a Student Advisor for the Ministry of Education, as well as in student government. I know the difficulty of dealing with large organizations of bureaucracy when approaching with big ideas.


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

1. Adding flexible textbook coverage in tuition fees for OSAP students

2. A more comprehensive student-review service for faculty that is active throughout the semester.

3. Establishing deeper relationships and events with Tuition activists across the city and organizing fights against unfair tuition hikes in the face of administration pay-rises


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

Creating a clear, comprehensive understanding of tuition and textbook prices for those in trade education in Casa Loma as well as pushing for more use of the green space at Casa Loma. I also have an interest in perhaps pushing for publicising more volunteering initiatives.


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

By advertising and initiating dialogue between student representatives and the students themselves. Attending student events and writing down concerns and looking for solutions, no matter how small the concerns or how big the solutions would be. I want to hear every student possible, and listen carefully.


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