CSA Presidential Candidate
CMUNC Club President - Student Ambassador - Thunder Athlete - Captain - Bolt Online-Editor
Being CSA President will require organization, servant-leadership, strong advocacy, and hard work. Ian has been a student leader on campus for years and genuinely cares for the quality of student life and education at CUE. As Model UN Club President, preparing budgets and events thoroughly familiarized him with the CSA by-laws and working as a writer and editor for the Bolt, he studied the CSA from a critical perspective. Ian has worked with students, staff, and faculty in organizing conferences and fundraisers for Concordia. Off-campus, he worked for the the NGO WECanada, doing Communications/Tour-Coordination, and joined their delegation to the UN Earth-Summit, 2012 in Brazil. He wants to use the experience he gained advocating for Canadian youth internationally and apply it to advocating for CUE students to our administration, community, and government.
Goals: “On the advocacy side I wish to make sure that CUE students are well-represented as CUE enters into a period of growth and change. With the distinct possibility of CUE becoming a publically funded institution and the kind of growth that is planned for the years to come I want to be sure that it does not come at any sacrifice to student welfare.”
“On campus, I want to maintain the amazing emphasis that has been placed in past years on providing mental health services to students. I also want to encourage coordinating CSA events to better support our clubs and our Thunder Athletics teams to increase the reach of these event.”
CSA Presidential Candidate
Your president should be someone who is highly motivated, passionate and driven. Someone who will go the extra mile and give you the 110% you deserve. I believe I am that person.
I am an honest, hardworking, confident individual. I have the skills and ability to communicate clearly, as well as the organization to handle all that comes my way.
I am used to working in a fast paced environment, I am adaptable, and thrive in situations that challenge me.
As an artist I am used to being put under pressure, and having to be on my game 100% of the time. As an aspiring teacher I am used to being a leader.
I would be proud to be your Concordia Student Association president.
•I want to encourage student engagement and promote school pride.
•I will work towards expanding accessibility and inclusivity, and increasing attendance at Thunder events.
Vote Heather we can do it Together.
CSA Vice President of Finance Candidate
Two years ago I embarked on a new journey, where I was able to manage and oversee a house renovation budget of $800, 000. This particular experience ignited a passion within me which ultimately propelled me towards pursuing a degree in finance and accounting. This decision also encouraged me to run for CSA VP Finance in last year’s election. Now that I have one full year under my belt, I believe I have the ability to bring continuity to the organization by continuing to build a strong and stable CSA. If I were to be re-elected, I would advocate for student needs, build stronger relationships between the CSA and institutional administration, athletics, and government.
Furthermore, I would professionally manage and budget CSA finances in order to allow for more student-oriented events catered to all students. Re-elect Brandon Vollweiter, it just makes cents.
CSA Vice President of Internal Affairs Candidate
My name is Laura Hebert and as a returning candidate for the CSA executive position of VP of Internal Affairs, my desire is to continue empowering student-led participation through the diverse and dedicated work of our clubs and unions on campus. Having served as VP Internal for an entire year, I have had the privilege of interacting with an array of students, staff, faculty and members of government and in doing so garnered a greater understanding of what this particular role requires. If re-elected, I would be devoted to assisting all clubs and unions by ensuring they are best prepared to organize events, manage a budget and report on their own progress via regular informational retreats and materials.
Likewise, I would like to build upon the professional relationship between the CSA and the Bolt as well as continue to foster the development of the Freshmen Challenge Program.
CSA Vice President Student Life Candidate
Hi Concordia over the past two years I have learned the inner workings of the CSA as a whole very well. During that time I have been the science representative, and I was on two committees; I have been on the Budget Steering Committee and the Policy and Governance Committee.
While on these two committees I have moved past the role of just being the science representative, by helping write and edit bylaws and policies (including the ones for VP Student Life), and also managing budgets (including the budget for every CSA position, including VP Student Life).
I feel like I will be the best for this position because I have much experience putting on events in and around Concordia and advocating for students.
CSA Vice President Student Life Candidate
My name is Karleigh Switzer and I’m excited to be running for the position of Vice President Student Life for 2017/18. The Student Life position isn’t about me; it’s about YOU, the students. During my three years at CUE, I have been involved in activities both on and off campus. I’ve been a Student Ambassador and Orientation Leader, participated in Thunderwear Fridays, and last semester a friend and I ran Freshmen Challenge.
I think your time in university is what you make it, and Student Life events need your input, new ideas, and interests – whatever you’re enthusiastic about. Whether it’s Games Night in Tegler, Harry Potter Week, partying at CUCA Spooka, pub crawls and beer gardens, or something that hasn’t been done yet; your experience at Concordia should be exceptional.
Let’s make that happen.
CSA Vice President of Marketing Candidate
Hey Concordia - Madeline here!
I am super excited to be entering my third CSA election has a VP Marketing candidate! Over the last two terms has the CSA Vice President of Marketing I’ve learnt so much about Concordia, its incredible students and what it means to be apart of the CSA. Over my terms I’ve worked at providing the student body with information about events and opportunities around campus.
I promise to come back with all of the knowledge I’ve gained to grow unique moments for every student here at Concordia through effective marketing techniques. My goals next year are to increase CSA’s social media traffic, continue to get more students involved and to create a closer relationship with the Athletics Marketing Department.
Here’s to round three Concordia!