The following members have been nominated as the 2017 TRUSU Election Candidates. Below you will find a video introduction of each candidate along with a short bio and links to their social media and emails. Please feel free to contact candidates to ask questions and find out more about why they want to be your representative!

There will be an all candidates forum where members will have the opportunity to talk to all of the candidates running for election. This event will be held in the TRUSU Lecture Hall from 6PM-8PM on Wednesday March 15. A pizza dinner will be provided. 

Voting for the election will take place on March 22 from 8AM-8PM and March 23 from 8AM-4PM in the TRUSU Lecture Hall. Results will be posted online on March 24. 

Executive Representatives (5)

President

The President’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Student Caucus. During their term the President can expect to work with the University Governance Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters.

The Student Caucus recruits and resources student representatives on TRU committees, and plans and implements campaigns seeking changes in the university. In the past this has included campaigns on food service, parking, and open textbooks.

The President is a member of the Board of Directors and required to attend bi-weekly board of director’s meetings. They are also a member of the Executive Committee and required to attend weekly executive meetings.

In addition, the President chairs board meetings and serves as the staff relations officer for the organization. Students elected to this position should expect to commit approximately 25 hours per week.  


Mattias Eriksson | Progressive Advocates (PA)

No biography submitted. 


Tatiana Gilbert | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Bachelor of Business Administration and Computer Science
Year: Three

Tatiana Gilbert SAC Election Facebook

Candidate Biography

Tatiana Gilbert is a dedicated 3rd-year student with a double bachelor in Business and Computer Science. She is running for President of the TRU Students’ Union. Her experience this past year as a Director-at-Large has both informed her on key issues facing the student body and inspired her to take a strong, leading role in their resolutions. 

Tatiana’s experience in managment is the result of her strong will to take part in important decisions and to have her voice heard. She knows that when it comes to the issues of the Student’s Union, a powerful conviction is essential to progress. Tatiana is a dedicated, hard working contributor to both on and off campus communities. Her natural ability to assume responsiblitly and leadership roles means that wherever she engages, she stays involved and completes the project. 

Tatiana’s bid for the Presidency in grounded in her capacity, initiative and dedication. She will ensure that students are not only professionally represented, but that their concerns are met with the utmost ability.

Vice President Equity

The Vice President Equity’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Equity Committee. During their term the Vice-President Equity can expect to work with the Equity Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters.

The Equity Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the equity based events and campaigns that the Students’ Union organizes. This includes events to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities, in addition to other equity issues. You can find information about some of the issues they have worked on in previous years here. 


Caitlin Orteza | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Program: Social Work
Year: Four

SAC Election Facebook

Candidate Biography

Caitlin is a 3rd year Social Work student who is running for the position of Vice President Equity with the slate Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C.). Caitlin is a Queer, Indigenous, white passing, able-bodied woman who has a strong passion for social justice, as well as a social location that provides a unique perspective onto equity related issues. Though Caitlin is not a part of every equity seeking group, she is very committed to constant critical self-reflection/self-change, and is very open and excited to hear any constructive feedback from students, staff, and community members on how to become a better Equity Representative.

Throughout her past 3 years at TRU Caitlin has gotten involved with TRUSU in numerous ways, starting with volunteering and becoming a member-at-large which helped her eventually become the LGBTQ2S+ Representative of TRUSU for the 2016/2017 school year. Three years of participating in various capacities with the Equity Committee has only multiplied Caitlin’s passion for social justice related to the various constituencies within the Equity committee, as well as for students as a whole. 

Not only has Caitlin become well versed in the usual events and formatting of the Equity Committee, she has also gained a unique insight into areas for further improvement, development, and exploration. Caitlin loves the events that are provided to students related to equity, and because of this, she is extremely excited to potentially have the opportunity to work towards higher club involvement, further student engagement, a strong focus on social justice, and overall advocacy and empowerment work to provide all students with an equitable, safe, comfortable, and fun campus. 

Caitlin is so grateful for the opportunity to run for VPEquity and would like to thank everyone who took the time to read her bio. 

 

Vice President External

The Vice President External’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Campaigns Committee. During their term the Vice-President External can expect to work with the Campaigns Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters.

The Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. In the past this has included campaigns to improve provincial government funding to TRU, improve transit service for students, and lobby to create a provincial need-based grants system.

The Vice President External also serves as the provincial executive representative to the British Columbia Federation of Students. 


Zeru Asress | Progressive Advocates (PA)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Arts
Program: Economics and Political Studies
Year: Two

Candidate Biography

Hey I’m Zeru! I was born and raised here in Kamloops, and am a second year student doing a BA in Political Science and Economics.

Throughout my second year of studies I have been very involved in various club campaigns, including efforts to implement a Student Refugee Program at TRU, as well as working on the Divest TRU Campaign. Working in these campaigns I’ve had a lot of contact with the Student Union and grown in my understanding about how it functions, but I’ve also found countless major issues that need to be improved. 

Should I be elected I will ensure that the student union is held accountable for the steps that they’re taking, that the campaigns that are run will have direct benefits to students, and I will advocate to fix big scale problems that TRU faces, including parking, food services, environmental ethics, and student engagement.


Cole Hickson | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Arts
Program: Political Science/Economics
Year: Two

Candidate Biography

Cole Hickson is a 2nd-year Political Science/Economics student who is running for the position of Vice President External with the Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C.).

Cole has a firsthand understanding of the anxieties associated with the costs of post-secondary education, attending largely due to a severe shoulder injury which restricted his options. Cole has since been a tireless advocate towards meaningfully addressing these concerns, understanding that the best interests of students are ultimately the best interests of a society.

Cole’s unparalleled passion is backed up by his extensive experience. 

With his past year as a Director-At-Large on the Students Union’s Board of Directors, Cole worked on both the Campaigns and Policy committee. In the Campaign’s committee, Cole took a direct initiative on campaigns such as ‘Fund the Future’ designed to address TRU’s inequitable funding and ‘Invest for Success’ to create the most effective/efficient form financial aid for BC (spoiler: it’s needs-based grants). Additionally, with his broad understanding of TRUSU’s policy from the now dissolved Policy committee, Cole began on establishing TRUSU’s first comprehensive environmental policy.

Outside of the board, Cole spent much of the year as Representative on the Student Caucus, where he helped in addressing the notorious quality of food on campus as well as the rising costs of textbooks, through campaigns such as ‘Hungry for Choice’ and ‘Open Textbooks’. Furthermore, Cole sits on the Budget Committee of Senate (BCOS), where he ensures the concerns of students are heard and understood regarding TRU’s spending and allocation of funds.

Cole is also a successful club leader. Spending the Winter semester bringing the Eco Club out of stagnation to one of the most prominent clubs on campus, which has since spawned several encouraging initiatives. (Meetings every Monday at 5:30 in the TRUSU Lecture Hall;)).

 

Vice President Internal

The Vice President Internal’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Entertainment Committee. During their term the Vice-President Internal can expect to work with the Entertainment Coordinator provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters.  

The Entertainment Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the entertainment that the Students’ Union offers. This includes the Back to School BBQ, the Common Voices annual lecture series, the Last Class Bash, and other events throughout the year.


Janelle Lapointe | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Adventure Culinary Arts, and Tourism
Program: Tourism Management
Year: Three

Candidate Biography

Janelle Lapointe is a 3rd year Bachelor of Tourism Management student, here at TRU. She has completed her Sport Event Management diploma, and is currently pursuing a concentration in Festivals and Events, and working towards a minor in Marketing. She is also an active member of TRU’s student chapter of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), which seeks to provide real world experience in the event planning and tourism industry. In her past year of PCMA, she acted on the executive team as Event Chair, sourcing local events for club involvement as well as supporting individual members in planning and executing their own events. Her passion for experiential design, and creating lasting memories is very strong. Janelle’s unique educational background, her involvement with PCMA and her extensive volunteer experience has equipped her with the tools and local connections vital to exceeding in the position of Vice President Internal. She also possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and is excited to collaborate with the Entertainment Committee, as well as hear feedback from students to implement the entertainment that will create those lasting university memories. Janelle is thrilled to be running with the slate Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C), which represents the diverse population at TRU, and is filled with passionate individuals dedicated to making every student’s experience at Thompson Rivers University a valuable and enriching experience.

Vice President Services

The Vice President Services’ primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Services Committee. During their term the Vice-President Services can expect to work with the Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters.

The Services Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the services that the Students’ Union offers. This includes management and promotion of existing services such as the Health and Dental Plan and the UPASS, as well and development, implementation, and promotion of new services.


Gagandeep Singh Waraich | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Finance and Marketing
Year: Two

Candidate Biography

Gagandeep Singh Waraich is a second year student at TRU, who’s running for the position of Vice President Services with his slate Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C.). Gagandeep currently is the VP Internal on TRUSU’s board of directors team, What motivated Gagandeep to run for the VP Internal position last year was the amount of TRU students who are dissatisfied with their rights and with the services provided. Being elected, he wanted to make sure all student voices are heard, and has been working very hard from the past year to do so. Gagandeep enjoys taking part in and volunteering for campus activities. Gagandeep is also the Board of Governor and Senate of TRU’s Community Trust. Through these positions, Gagandeep has gained skills that have increased his ability to work as a team, and be a great leader; these experiences will really help him connect with students, and when decision making as the VP Services if elected. Gagandeep would like to continue to serve on TRUSU’s Board of directors team because he doesn’t want the movements that have been put forward by him and his team last year to stop in between; As they have a great start on some of the issues ex; parking, improving food serves on campus, tuition fees. Gagandeep is committed to help make the changes students want to see on campus. Gagandeep will continue to make sure student voices are heard. Gagan wishes to help be the change every student on campus wishes to see, to help make TRU a great study environment for all. To support Gagandeep and his slate S.A.C, please come vote on either March 22nd 8AM-8PM, or March 23rd 8AM-4PM in the TRUSU Board Room, Thank you!

Constituency Representatives (6)

Aboriginal Representative

The Aboriginal Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of the Aboriginal, First Nations, and Métis constituency are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities.


James-Dean Aleck | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Arts
Program: Theatre
Year: Three

Candidate Biography

I am applying to run as Aboriginal Representative because I want to take steps towards helping my people get more recognized and being able to help everyone be seen equally.

I am a third year aboriginal student, and I grew up on a small reserve called Marble Canyon. I was raised by my grandparents and was taught my people’s history and culture. When I was small I always wanted to be a good leader like my grandpa was.

I have been Aboriginal Representative for one year now and have learned from the position and what can be done and what to fix, and I always wanted to be able to help others like my grandpa did when he was chief. In my mind everyone should be seen as equal and I am willing to take the steps needed to make that happe

Graduate Representative

The Graduate Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of graduate students are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Student Caucus Steering Committee and work to advance the interests of graduate students through institutional governance and campaigns of the Student Caucus.


Emmanuel Daramola | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Candidate Biography

No biography submitted

International Representative

The International Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of international students are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Student Caucus Steering Committee and work to advance the interests of graduate students through institutional governance and campaigns of the Student Caucus.


Simranjit Singh Aulakh | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Administration
Year: One

Candidate Biography

Simranjit Singh is a first-year international student from India enrolled in Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Administration,With a vision to increase student services and empowerment, he is running for the position of International Students representative with Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C.).

Simranjit is a relentless advocate on behalf of students, with his goal to improve their rights and concerns in any way he can. This is compounded by his extensive involvement on the Student Caucus, where he is a part of multiple campaigns, notably ‘Hungry for Choice’ and ‘Open Textbooks’. Simranjit is also currently serving as a student representative on APPC Committee and General Education Taskforce.

Being an International student, Simranjit has a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by students while studying abroad and knows that with SAC he can be the one to address them.

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD”

LGBTQ+ Representative

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of the LGBTQ community are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities.


Dale Drozda | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Arts
Program: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Year: Four

Candidate Biography

My name is Dale Drozda and I am running for LGBTQ+ Representative with the Student Advocacy Coalition. I am a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Sociology. I grew up in the tiny town of Savona just outside of Kamloops. I have been volunteering for the Equity Committee for two years; first informally and this year as a Member-at-Large. If elected to the role of LGBTQ+ rep I hope to elevate marginalized voices from the community and help amplify our voice on campus. The Equity Committee has done an amazing job of creating spaces for us— last year was the largest Pride Parade yet— but I think we can and should do even more!!! Let’s ensure that our campus is inclusive, accessible, safe, and full of PRIDE!

Visible Minorities Representative

The Visible Minorities Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of visible minorities are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities.


Inayat Ur Rehman | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Post Bac Marketing
Year: Two

Candidate Biography

I have hand’s on experience working with the equity committee on a variety of events to promote awareness and acceptance of various visible miniority groups, here at TRU. The last event I participated in was “Debunking Islamophobia.” During this event I worked closely with Dylan Robinson, the previous Visible Minorities Representative in order to engage student attention to the Muslim community here at TRU; by answering any questions and clarifying the misconceptions that follow their belief system. I believe that every student and faculty member should be equally represented on campus and should feel welcomed and safe in our community regardless of their values and beliefs. I enjoy volunteering for many different campus event’s and getting involved with the university. I am the President of the Pakistani club and an active participant in the Muslim Student Association. I look forward to meeting more students on campus!

Women's Representative

The Women’s Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of women are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities.


Saprina Chandi | Progressive Advocates (PA)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Program: Social Work
Year: Three

Candidate Biography

Hi, my name is Saprina Chandi and I would like to be your next Women’s Representative. As a 3rd year Bachelors of Social Work student, I see this opportunity as a platform to use my education and experiences to advocate for the women of TRU.

In the past I been involved with multiple non-profit and government agencies such as; Atira Women’s Resource Society, Options Community Services, Crisis Line, RCMP Victim Services and Restorative Justice. These organizations are dedicated to empowering individuals and promoting community development. As a women’s support worker I had the opportunity to advocate for marginalized and oppressed men and women in our society. 

As your next Women’s Representative, I will use my past experience and social work background to amplify the voices of the women of TRU and advocate for change that matters to Aboriginal peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and minorities.


Emiko Ohama | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Arts
Program: Bachelor of Arts
Year: Two

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Candidate Biography

Emiko Ohama currently studies in the Faculty of Arts. She has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Clinical Exercise Science & Health Promotion, represented UBC at multiple public policy conferences and is a TRU Women’s Basketball team alumni. Her vision, experience and leadership makes her a strong candidate to serve as your Women’s Representative. Emiko was selected by the UN Women to attend the Commission on the Status of Women Youth Forum on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She also received a personal invitation from the Minister of Status of Women of Canada while there. Emiko is the Founder and President of the TRUSU Lean In – Leadership for Gender Equality Club and organized the International Women’s Day ‘Empower Conference.’ She is committed to creating opportunities, making a direct impact to gender equality, and amplifying the voices of women at TRU.

Committee Representatives (8)

Campaigns Committee Representative (2)

There are two Campaigns Committee Representatives on the TRUSU Board of Directors. The Campaigns Committee Representatives’ primary responsibility is to assist the Campaigns Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing.

The Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. In the past this has included campaigns to improve provincial government funding to TRU, improve transit service for students, and lobby to create a provincial need-based grants system.


Brandon Hayashi | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Science
Program: Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Year: Two

Candidate Biography

Brandon Hayashi is a 2nd year Science student who is running for the position of Campaigns Committee Representative with the slate Student Advocacy Coalition. For the past several years, Brandon has been passionate about representing his fellow students, both in high school and at TRU. He was a member of the School District #73’s Student Voice Council in high school, addressing issues pertaining to regular high school life. Such topics included bullying, teaching techniques, and the transition from primary to secondary school. In 2015, Brandon acted as the student representative on the TRU Science Faculty Council as part of the Student Caucus. 

Brandon is very excited about the undertaking of this next progression as a student representative. The desire to properly enrich the student’s experiences and to ensure TRU’s proper representation in the eyes of municipal, provincial, and federal bodies are the driving force behind his campaign.


Aanchal Mogla | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Law
Program: Law
Year: One

Candidate Biography

Aanchal Mogla is a 1st year Law student running with the Student Advocacy Coalition as the Campaigns Committee Representative. Equipped with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a postgraduate certificate in International Development, she has been committed to promoting the standard and quality of life for the 99%. Being in her third round of post-secondary schooling, she has a thorough understanding of the issues students face that hinder their potential and success. Through the Campaigns Committee, she is determined to alleviate them. Her experience working with grassroots nonprofit organizations globally has provided her with the insight needed to better the TRU student experience. Currently, she is the Student Representative for the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, a position which has only reaffirmed her dedication to pushing our students’ needs-based campaigns to the appropriate government bodies.

Entertainment Committee Representative (2)

There are two Entertainment Committee Representatives on the TRUSU Board of Directors. The Entertainment Committee Representatives’  primary responsibility is to assist the Entertainment Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing.

The Entertainment Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the entertainment that the Students’ Union offers. This includes the Back to School BBQ, the Common Voices annual lecture series, the Last Class Bash, and other events throughout the year.


Richard Abankwa | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Masters of Business Administration
Year: One

Candidate Biography

When Human being experience stress or depression, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. His great passion is bringing a smile and source of entertainment to people who been through a stressful and bad mood experiences. Sometimes he does help friends, families, colleagues and many more laugh out loud and also have something to entertained themselves with, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

He knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual, so he had educated himself in ways to make people have fun by: telling jokes, singing, acting funny, admiring and appreciating people. 

His educational background includes Bachelor of Business Administration from Sikkim Manipal University in India. He also has Graduate certificate of Business Administration from TRU in Canada and pursuing his masters of Business Administration in TRU


Usra Gohar | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year: Three

Candidate Biography

I have experience volunteering and participating in many of the events hosted at TRU. These events include the Back To School BBQ, I-Days and the Long Night Against Procrastination etc. Being an active student here at TRU, I feel qualified to not only give my input towards making existing events better, but also to create new events to enhance & add value to student’s university experience. To the table, I’ll bring my full attention and active listening skills. I will interact with students to gather information on what you guys would like to see happening here at TRU, and encorporate this informantion to provide fun event’s and entertainment accommodating to student desires. I believe my communication and time management skills will be an asset on planning, organizing and hosting the upcoming events. Thank you for reading my bio, I look forward to meeting you all!

Services Committee Representative (2)

There are two Services Committee Representatives on the TRUSU Board of Directors. The Services Committee Representatives’ primary responsibility is to assist the Services Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing.

The Services Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the services that the Students’ Union offers. This includes management and promotion of existing services such as the Health and Dental Plan and the UPASS, as well and development, implementation, and promotion of new services.


Arjun Gill | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Nursing
Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Year: One

Candidate Biography

Arjun is a nursing student and involved community member. He plans to enhance and strengthen T.R.U.S.U. services to ensure student success, both socially and academically. Arjun previously studied Health Science at Simon Fraser University. He is a licensed pilot and member of the T.R.U. Flying Club, and he is also active with the Nursing Undergraduate Society. Arjun is committed to community building and has served diverse community groups. He teaches music with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and volunteers as a Medical First Responder with Saint John Ambulance. Arjun also advocated for youth services and executed events for youth as a director on the Abbotsford Board of Youth. Arjun would like to focus his term on introducing a more affordable health plan, increasing dental coverage to 100%, improving Common Grounds dining selection, developing grants for club equipment, and introducing express 48-hour grant approval.


Inderpreet Bains | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: School of Business and Economics
Program: Finance and Accounting
Year: One

Candidate Biography

Inderpreet Bains is a second year student at TRU, who’s running for Services Committee Representative with her slate Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC). Currently Inderpreet is a part of the Student Caucus, serving as the student representative on the Academic Integrity Committee. What motivated Inderpreet to run for this position is the amount of TRU students who are dissatisfied with the services provided to them. If Inderpreet is elected, she will make sure all student voices are heard and movements made by the 2016 Board of Directors are continued. With this position Inderpreet will take student voices to authority and help make the changes every student wishes to see. Inderpreet would like to bring a positive change for the students and try her best to make the right decisions for the student body of TRU. To support Inderpreet and her slate SAC, please come and vote ,Thank you!

Student Caucus Steering Committee Representative (2)

There are two Student Caucus Steering Committee Representatives on the TRUSU Board of Directors. The Student Caucus Steering Committee Representatives’ primary responsibility is to assist the Student Caucus Steering Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing.

The Student Caucus Steering Committee provides leadership to the Student Caucus in recruiting and resourcing student representatives on TRU committees, and in planning and implementing campaigns seeking changes in the university. In the past this has included campaigns on food service, parking, and open copyright textbooks.


Mwansa Kaunda | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Science
Program: Computing Science
Year: Three

Candidate Biography

Mwansa Kaunda is a 3rd Year Computing Science running for the Student Caucus Steering Committee Representative with the slate Student Advocacy Coalition (S.A.C). Mwansa is passionate about dealing with and tackling student issues. His goal is to even the playing field with people of power and students so that students can get the best out of their education. Throughout the three years, Mwansa has been on campus, he has worked with various clubs and with the Student Union to ensure student success. Some of the work he has done is helping International Students get on to the Extended Heath and Dental Plan. Thank you for taking time to read Mwansa’s bio.


Mico Miege-Moffat | Student Advocacy Coalition (SAC)

Faculty of Study: Faculty of Adventure Culinary Arts, and Tourism
Program: Resort and Hotel Management
Year: One

Candidate Biography

Hi, I’m student Mico Miege-Moffat. You kids might remember me from such campaigns as Open Textbook and Hungry for Choice. I’m here to provide you with the facts about why I would make a great Student Caucus Steering Committee Rep. My experience in the Steering Committee this past year has blessed me in being part of some great and honest changes on campus. I hope to be allowed to represent you and the Student Caucus on the board of directors. Thank-you. 

For Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfm2RDi5pJ4