EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTION 2022

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTION 2022

Results are in! Your Official 2022-2023 Executive Committee Election Results

Last year, you elected me as your president to ensure a safe return to campus; despite my best efforts, that promise was made uncertain because of the fourth and fifth wave of the pandemic, but student safety has remained front of mind. Realizing that we needed a coordinated effort to advocate for student safety, I formed and currently lead SAMU’s COVID-19 Response Team, which has advocated on behalf of students to our university and government. Throughout the pandemic, what’s been made clear is the importance of community, our personal well-being, and supports for those who are most vulnerable. If you elect me again, my priorities will be to build an inclusive and resilient community and make student supports proactive and accessible. To learn more about my platform, you can find more information at mylesdykes.ca or @mylesdykes on Instagram or Facebook. Remember to vote March 15-17!

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Hi, my name is Stephan Vasquez (They/Them) and I’m running for vice president academic.  I’m a political science major and I’ve been going to Grant McEwan for a few years now.

The Vice president’s academic role is important because it’s a direct link between the student body and the academic side of our school.  By serving as vice president academic I’m hoping to continue that expectation and improve the role. I have governance experience through working with committees as a student counsellor and I have experience as a research analyst assistant back before I started school. I’m hoping to use my people skills and initiative to keep serving our university in an impactful and effective way.

I’m looking forward to the opportunity!

Cheers!

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Matthew Yanish, 4th-year Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (major), Philosophy (minor) 

Since 2018, I have been honored to represent MacEwan’s students; over the last year I have done so as VPE, and I am eager to continue this work. I am running for re-election because MacEwan students need an advocate with the historical knowledge and practical experience to ensure our needs are understood by all levels of government.

In light of Budget 2022, the Alberta government has not addressed the gaps in financial assistance that hinder current and future student success. Alberta has the least amount of need-based grants in relation to loans, while our tuition has risen sharply in recent years. There is more financial pressure than ever, with very little government support. Students need a voice that knows what to ask for in this upcoming provincial election, and I have the skills and experience to be that voice.

To connect with me, or learn more, visit linktr.ee/mattyanish

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Larissa Williams, Bachelor of Commerce, International Business & Legal Studies in Business

Hi folks, My name is Larissa Williams and I am running to be your Vice President Operations and Finance for another year! SAMU is constantly evolving and with that we need to ensure that our processes and governing documents continue to evolve with the organization so SAMU can better serve you, the students! With that said one of my big priorities this year is ensuring organizational accountability and leadership! Another key priority is to provide meaningful opportunities for students to learn how to get involved! And finally as we aim to be back in person, another goal is to track how students utilize the SAMU Building to determine how we can better utilize the space for students and as a source of revenue. For more information about my priorities for the upcoming year, click the link here visit my full platform: https://linktr.ee/williams4vpof

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Hello! My name is Elaine Tran (she/her); I am a final year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Honours Sociology with a minor in Political Science and I am running to become your next Vice President Student Life (VPSL)!

Since the beginning of my time at MacEwan University, I have been involved with the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) in numerous ways, including as a volunteer for programs and services, in student groups, on committees, and more recently as a two-term elected Students’ Councillor. Through my diverse experiences, I have developed a strong passion for and understanding of SAMU. My aim in running is to continue to advocate for students, bring new ideas and perspective as VPSL, and enhance the student experience.

Learn more about me and my platform by visiting my social media channels or email me at trane6@mymacewan.ca. Thank you so much for your consideration and support!

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About Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee consists of five student executives who work to help SAMU achieve its goals, ensure the success of the organization’s projects and advocate on behalf of MacEwan Students. They develop and implement their own initiatives, which are inspired by you and aimed at making changes both on, and off, campus. Executives are elected in the winter semester of each year and work full-time with SAMU for the duration of their terms. Each member of the Executive must advise the Executive Committee and Students’ Council on their particular portfolio.

If you feel running for a position on Executive Committee might be right for you, check back on Feb 1st to download the Nomination Package, or contact SAMU’s Governance Advisor for more information:

Alan Honey

780-633-3449
honeya@macewan.ca  

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SAMU Programs aim to provide students with activities and opportunities to learn about wellbeing, as well as raising awareness about various resources available to students, both in and outside the MacEwan community.

Our mission is to provide ongoing and one-off programming with the direct aim to improve the long-term wellbeing of MacEwan students and their community.

SAMU Programs consist of the Student Refugee Program (SRP), StressLess, Sustainability, SAMU Cares, and Artworks. SAMU Programs also runs a variety of other programming and interactive campaigns, blog posts, hands out wellness bags, and organizes activities that fall under two umbrellas of focus – Wellbeing and Community.

Please note, all SAMU programming is subject to change as we respond to updates and guidelines for COVID-19.

Programs Manager
norteym@macewan.ca

Community Assistant
SAcommunity@macewan.ca

Wellbeing Assistant
SAwellbeing@macewan.ca

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

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Jane Smith | Third Year, Political Science

Student Refugee Program

Each term, $2.50 of your student fees goes towards supporting SAMU’s Student Refugee Program (SRP). Working with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), SRP funds the tuition and housing of a refugee student for four years. With the help of a local committee group made up of students and staff, SAMU ensures all the sponsored student’s needs are met throughout their time at MacEwan.

Questions? Email norteym@macewan.ca

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Questions? Email norteym@macewan.ca

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