Candidates

Statement of Candidacy

President

Felipe Nagata

I am a 3rd year Political Science student and I am running to be the President of your Students’ Union! I have been involved with the UTMSU as a Division III Board Member and have represented you this year as your VP Campus Life. With my involvement, I’m dreaming of taking your student experience to the next level! By working together as one, we want to tackle your student issues, like expanding the printing center, expanding the Free Breakfast Program and establishing an Online Swag mall for all Clubs and Societies’. On March 20, 21, 22, vote OneUTM!

VP Internal

Yan Li
My name is Leena Arbaji and I am running to be your VP Equity! This year, I have gained valuable hands-on experience as the UTMSU’s Sustainability Coordinator. As a 4th year student, I now know the importance of having an equitable environment on campus. This year, we want to develop and implement an environmental justice campaign, challenge rape culture on campus and relaunch the taskforce on campus racism. My team and I believe that we can help foster a culture of respect, inclusivity, and diversity here at UTM so on March 20, 21, 22 vote One UTM!

VP External

 Atif Adbullah
I’m a 2nd year Computer Science Specialist running to be your Vice President External! From my previous experience as associate to VP University Affairs and an active member of the Campus Affairs Committee, I have the tools to better your student experience with innovative solutions. As a computer science student, I pay a ridiculous amount of tuition fees so I want to secure student discounts and advocate for the elimination of tuition fees for ALL students! A high-quality education is a right, not a privilege so on March 20, 21 and 22 come out and vote One UTM!

VP Equity

Leena Arabaji
My name is Leena Arbaji and I am running to be your VP Equity! This year, I have gained valuable hands-on experience as the UTMSU’s Sustainability Coordinator. As a 4th year student, I now know the importance of having an equitable environment on campus. This year, we want to develop and implement an environmental justice campaign, challenge rape culture on campus and relaunch the taskforce on campus racism. My team and I believe that we can help foster a culture of respect, inclusivity, and diversity here at UTM so on March 20, 21, 22 vote One UTM!

VP University Affairs

 Luis Andres Posada
My name is Andres Posada and I am running to be your VP University Affairs for the 2018-2019 academic year! This year, I was the President of the Latin American Student Association and the Marketing Director for the Student Management Association. As the VP UA, I will work to remove the $55 system access fee and lobby to extend the deadline for you to receive 100% refunds when you drop a course. But we cannot continue to grow without your support, so on March 20, 21, 22, vote OneUTM!

DIVISION II

Valentino Gomes
Hi! My name is Valentino Gomes and I am currently running for UTMSU Division II Board Director.  For years, UTMSU acted as a connection between the students and the university, constantly evolving for the sake of the students. I would like to be a representative for the UTM community, to invoke upon the voice of the students and to continue develop the relationship between UTMSU and the students, in terms of their needs and happiness. UTM is an experience. I would like to make it a good experience for all the students. Let’s continue the conversation. Let’s hear your voice.

Mingdong (Vincent) Meng
My name is Mingdong (Vincent) Chen, a first-year international student going to second. I was lucky enough to be involved as a volunteer for UTMSU soon after being enrolled into UTM. I want to bring other students the support, experience and fun that I had. At the same time, I acknowledge that there are still more that could be brought to our students so I will voice for their needs and bring changes that will directly bring positive affects to students experience.

Fizza Qavi
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Ria Haque
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Trang Ta
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Santiago Gil Marin
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DIVISION III

Marie-Rebecca Nimi
Our Student Union needs to improve the cultural unity among UTM students. My name is Marie-Rebecca and I am running to be a Division III Representative of UTMSU Board of Directors to promote more cultural exchange on campus.

As an African bilingual person raised in Montreal, I feel that UTMSU is the best way to feel connected to the school through cultural events.  If given the privilege to be a representative, I aspire to create an inclusive atmosphere. I truly believe that the exchange of cultural diversity through musical, language and dance events will deepen students’ knowledge and enhance unity.

Lilas Al Wafi
My name is Lilas Al Wafi. I am a second year Criminology student running for Division III Board of Directors at the UTMSU. Throughout my university life, I have been an avid volunteer in a variety of student clubs, an active member in the community, and a staff member of the athletic department. I have been in contact with many passionate students with bright ideas for a better university experience that are left unheard due to misrepresentation. I want you to be heard, so I can do more for you. I value your voice so do not stay quiet, talk about what you want to see on your campus, change starts with you.

Zeina Jamaleddine 
Hi there! I’m Zeina Jamaleddine and I’m a third year student studying psychology, English and French. I hope to earn my spot on the board of directors to make a difference for the present and future students. As a student myself, I experience first-hand some of the troubles we face. I also hear my friends and classmates talking about other issues, ones that I might not face but am ready to tackle. I am a very passionate person who cares about the students’ university experience and would be honoured to represent the students’ voice with strength and pride.

Felix (Fan) Wang
My name is Felix(Fan)Wang, I am a first year international student hoping to be more involved in UTMSU and do more amazing work for the students. As an international student studying at UTM, I realized the importance of representing different voices and groups. I will try my best to maintain an open, friendly and safe environment for the students. At the same time, advocate for students’ rights and improve students’ campus life experience and better off our students from every perspective

Zinjin (Jean) Yang
Hi I’m Jean, a second year finance student at UTM. I am running to become a Board Member of the UTMSU Board of Directors Division 3. I have been involved with student organizations from all the way back in elementary school until now, at UTM. University should be a place where our voices can be truly heard, and where we can push for the change that we want to see. We call this place UofTears, but it doesn’t have to be. This is the reason why I’m running, to wipe that UofTear off our face.

Adian Rando
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Matthew James Prebeg
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Oluwatobi Ajibode
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DIVISION IV

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DIVISION V

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