As a two-term Students’ Councillor, I have decided to run for the position of VP External to further my goal of amplifying the voices of MacEwan students to their government. Students and their representatives have always had to fight to secure their interests, especially during times of economic austerity and budget cuts. While I firmly believe in the non-partisanship of SAMU, our current provincial government has already increased the cost of education and plans to introduce performance-based funding of our universities in 2020. This decision will only increase the financial burden on students, and as your representative I would take a firm stance against such measures, working ceaselessly on your behalf to make that burden lighter and building strong relationships with our partners at CAUS and CASA. I am thankful for the support I have gotten in two previous elections, and I hope to earn your vote one more time!