I’m a practical nursing student at the Waterfront campus. I’m a mother of two daughters, and I’m also the current Director of Education for the SAGBC Board of Directors 2016-2017 term.
In my year with the SAGBC Board, I’ve grown and learned so much, and I’d like to take everything I’ve learned and apply it to the next term. I’ve been given so many opportunities to work with the staff and faculty of our amazing college, and I’ve established some incredible connections that have greatly benefited the SA. During my current term, I was able to:
- ensure all libraries installed 24-hour printing stations until a better solution can be found regarding library hours;
- implement town halls to solicit student feedback at every campus;
- provide the Young Centre campus with new bean bag chairs for student use;
- act as a student advisor to help improve the GBC mobile app; and
- much more!
My focus is 100% on advocating for student rights. Now, I’d like to continue with the momentum I’ve built and work to continue to improve the SA for future students.
1) What motivated you to run for this position?
I’m seeking re-election because I’d like to continue my momentum. Through this position, I’ve made small changes that have made big impacts. However, now I’d like to make bigger changes. Over the past year, I’ve realized how many students are unaware of our Advocacy services. I’d like to change that.
2) What relevant experience do you feel qualifies you for this position?
I’ve been in this position for the past year. However, I’m also a student nurse. My whole program revolves around holistic care, critical thinking, compassion, communication, and most importantly: advocacy. I’m not ready to stop yet because there’s still so much that needs to be done.
3) If elected, list three primary goals you wish to accomplish during your term.
- Implement a campaign to increase students’ knowledge and awareness of Academic Advocacy services;
- Establish an online portal for students to recommend suggestions and improvements for the SA; and
- Implement monthly town halls during the academic year to update students on the progress and initiatives of the Board and relevant committees.
4) What are your main areas of interest in relation to your particular campus or program?
I absolutely adore Waterfront and I wouldn’t give up my dream of being a nurse for anything. I believe the smallest acts of kindness have the largest impact. As Maya Angelou once said, “they may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
5) George Brown is a diverse college — in what ways would you strive for representation of ALL students?
As an indigenous, bisexual student with accessibility needs, I can only speak to my own lived experiences. I believe in encouraging communication with our students to ensure they’re heard. I can’t speak to the lived experiences of others, so I work to give them the voice to speak for themselves.