Yuseph Jackman (Act Now!): Accessibility Representative Candidate

Personal biography

Throughout life I’ve been given responsibilities that many of my peers will never be given. These responsibilities range from team captain of multiple teams, to leading a choir (That’s right I sing!), to coaching kids or being put in charge at work. I mainly believe that nobody is better than anyone else, but people should strive to help others be great and successful. This is the reason why I am running for accessibility rep. I am registered with accessibility services and I know what it’s like to not understand what you’re entitled to as a student. I would love to show students how they can have an easier time and enjoy college as well. Here is a list of qualities that I think describe why I’m best for this position:
– I am open and honest
– I am a hard and efficient worker
– I have great public speaking experience
– I am fun and energetic
– I am empathetic with others and their circumstances

Combined with the fact that I am a varsity athlete, a marketing student, knowing how to react and conduct myself in every situation makes me perfect for accessibility rep.


1)   What motivated you to run for this position?

What mainly motivated me to run for this position was the fact that I am registered with accessibility services. I believe my knowledge about accessibility services and needs can be put to great use. In addition to these points, being a good leader encouraged others to tell me to run.


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

A wealth of leadership experience from jobs I’ve held and my varsity athletics career has given me good leadership experience. I am able work well under stressful conditions and help others as well. Also, the fact that I am an accessibility student has given me knowledge and allows me to relate.


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

If I’m elected I will raise awareness for student who have learning differences. For students that do have accessibility needs, I will inform them properly about what they are entitled to, and I will also try to get more access and accommodations.


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

As a marketing student, I am looking to use my networking skills to bring more awareness to accessibility programs available here at George Brown. For St. James campus, I am looking to remove some of the challenges that students may face when entering and operating within our school. Although George Brown has done well with having the needs of students met, there will always be room for improvement.


5)   George Brown is a diverse college — in what ways would you strive for representation of ALL students?
I would treat every everyone is equal. I will always try to put myself in other student’s shoes to see what they need most. Although I am running for the Accessibility Representative position, it will be my duty to set an example for all students, and do my best to try and change the college experience for all students.

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