Arts

Candidates

Students' Council (6 seats available)

Nicole de Grano

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Hello! My name is Nicole De Grano, and I am in my second year of my degree, majoring in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, and I am so excited to be running to be one of your 2020-2021 Arts Councillors.

In my time at the University of Alberta, campus has become my home. I have volunteered with several groups on campus, such as being part of Week of Welcome and Events Crew, and being the Finance Director of the Philippine Students’ Association. I have found communities that have enhanced my university experience. From late nights on the sixth floor of SUB, to group study sessions in Cameron Library - I know that campus can serve the purpose I want and need it to.

However, I know that this isn’t the reality for everyone.

I want to change that. I want campus to feel like home for everyone. I want to make mental health resources accessible and high quality to aid any anxieties and stress that come from being in university. I want to establish connections and build community on our giant campus. I want to bring a sense of belonging, and bring our community back to campus so that we can all enjoy certain events and services, together.

On March 18th and 19th, I hope you vote for me to be your next Arts Councillor.

Ana Oliveira

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Hi, my name is Ana Oliveira - I am a 3rd year Modern Language and Cultural Studies Major, and I am running to be your next 2020-2021 Arts Councillor. I would love the opportunity to represent and advocate for Arts students across campus. Some of the areas I am most passionate about include helping improve access to mental health and wellness for all students, increasing awareness of resources available around campus that are little known, and encouraging increased diversity at all levels of student governance.

I am currently a humanities councillor for OASIS - the Organization for Arts Students and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Vice President Communications of East Campus Student Association. Throughout my university career, I have been very involved in student organizations and I care deeply about students wellbeing on campus. Through my work in these organizations, I have done my best to advocate for students’ best interest.

Having studied at the University of Alberta and lived in residence for three years, I understand how challenging it can be to find a community you can truly connect with and build a home in such a large campus. If I am elected as your councillor I will also focus on helping students find their community by advocating to increase support to student groups so they can reach a larger number of students that need them.

I sincerely hope you vote for me as one of your next Art Councillors.

Lucas Marques

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Hello!! My name is Lucas and I am running for the Arts councillor position at the Student Council and GFC. I am currently a 2nd year Economics and Political Science student that recently transferred from the Augustana Campus. From my time on campus I have experienced many issues from tuition increases to a lack of campus accessibility resources.

As a councillor I will be pursuing an active participation in the council that in previous years has been questionable; I believe that the executive branch should be more transparent and therefore I will advocate for a better accountability of the Student Council’s actions as well as making sure that executive members uphold their campaign promises.

In addition to this I will strongly pursue improvements in the current relationships between the Council, the Arts association (OASIS) as well as all the department associations under the faculty of Arts in order to make sure that not only a select number of students are represented but all the students under the faculty of Arts. On March 18th and 19th, I hope you vote for me, Lucas Marques, to be your next Faculty of Arts representative on the Student Council and General Faculty Council.

Julia Villoso

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Hello! I’m Julia Villoso, a first-year Psychology major, and I am running to be one of the SU Councillors to represent the Faculty of Arts.

In my first year at the University, I have been involved in many different clubs, with the majority of my time being dedicated to volunteering in various places around campus. This has enabled me to not only gain a better understanding of what it means to be a student at the U of A, but also learn the experiences of the diverse students all around campus.

My three main priorities include working to establish an SU that is more accountable to students, ensuring commitments made towards mental health, and promoting student engagement.

I believe that student governance is important as it enables us students to be able to shape the university into what we envision. I want to be able to make a difference in the University of Alberta community and help it change for the better.

General Faculties Council (6 seats available)

Nicole de Grano

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Hello! My name is Nicole De Grano, and I am in my second year of my degree, majoring in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, and I am so excited to be running to be one of your 2020-2021 Arts Councillors.

In my time at the University of Alberta, campus has become my home. I have volunteered with several groups on campus, such as being part of Week of Welcome and Events Crew, and being the Finance Director of the Philippine Students’ Association. I have found communities that have enhanced my university experience. From late nights on the sixth floor of SUB, to group study sessions in Cameron Library - I know that campus can serve the purpose I want and need it to.

However, I know that this isn’t the reality for everyone.

I want to change that. I want campus to feel like home for everyone. I want to make mental health resources accessible and high quality to aid any anxieties and stress that come from being in university. I want to establish connections and build community on our giant campus. I want to bring a sense of belonging, and bring our community back to campus so that we can all enjoy certain events and services, together.

On March 18th and 19th, I hope you vote for me to be your next Arts Councillor.

Xinxin Zhang

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Hi everyone! My name is Xinxin Zhang, and I am a fourth-year Arts undergraduate student from China, majoring in Psychology, minor in Economics, pursuing certification in Sustainability, International Learning, Community Service Learning, Global Citizenship and Research in Psychology.

As a student, I realize to the importance of our voice to be heard. We have the power to change and empower our communities. I have experienced a range of ways that we and the SU has impacted my experience, and how our actions could improve to change our lives for a better path. I am here for you for what we are fight for!

I actively involved in campus as a senior volunteer for Events Crew Leader, Team Facilitator for WOW, Safewalk with Students’ Union. I also volunteer with UAlberta International as Welcome Ambassador, Senior Peer, Airport Welcome Team Leader, Event Assistant, Tax reporter, EASI and other off-campus positions. I am willing to help students, answers questions and comforts others. When I am not working out or reading, I love cooking, baking, traveling, journaling and photography.

I invite you to vote for Xinxin to be your next Art GFC!

Ana Oliveira

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Hi, my name is Ana Oliveira - I am a 3rd year Modern Language and Cultural Studies Major, and I am running to be your next 2020-2021 Arts Councillor. I would love the opportunity to represent and advocate for Arts students across campus. Some of the areas I am most passionate about include helping improve access to mental health and wellness for all students, increasing awareness of resources available around campus that are little known, and encouraging increased diversity at all levels of student governance.

I am currently a humanities councillor for OASIS - the Organization for Arts Students and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Vice President Communications of East Campus Student Association. Throughout my university career, I have been very involved in student organizations and I care deeply about students wellbeing on campus. Through my work in these organizations, I have done my best to advocate for students’ best interest.

Having studied at the University of Alberta and lived in residence for three years, I understand how challenging it can be to find a community you can truly connect with and build a home in such a large campus. If I am elected as your councillor I will also focus on helping students find their community by advocating to increase support to student groups so they can reach a larger number of students that need them.

I sincerely hope you vote for me as one of your next Art Councillors.

Lucas Marques

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Hello!! My name is Lucas and I am running for the Arts councillor position at the Student Council and GFC. I am currently a 2nd year Economics and Political Science student that recently transferred from the Augustana Campus. From my time on campus I have experienced many issues from tuition increases to a lack of campus accessibility resources.

As a councillor I will be pursuing an active participation in the council that in previous years has been questionable; I believe that the executive branch should be more transparent and therefore I will advocate for a better accountability of the Student Council’s actions as well as making sure that executive members uphold their campaign promises.

In addition to this I will strongly pursue improvements in the current relationships between the Council, the Arts association (OASIS) as well as all the department associations under the faculty of Arts in order to make sure that not only a select number of students are represented but all the students under the faculty of Arts. On March 18th and 19th, I hope you vote for me, Lucas Marques, to be your next Faculty of Arts representative on the Student Council and General Faculty Council.

Chris Beasley

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Hello!

My name is Chris Beasley and on March 18th and 19th, I will be on the ballot for General Faculties Council!

In terms of my experience: I am a current councillor on Students’ Council representing the faculty of Arts, I am the current chair of the Council Administration Committee, and I am the current Vice-President Finance of the Organization of Arts Students and Interdisciplinary Studies. Beyond governance experience, I am also heavily involved in the University of Alberta Debate Society where I am the current Bilingual Equity officer and I am a volunteer with the Campus Food Bank.

I am running for General Faculties Council because I think that it is time for student voices to gain more representation on the University’s highest academic body. Given the current political climate and the ongoing cuts to the university’s budget, now is the time to ensure that the reactionary changes made at GFC do not hurt student outcomes or student experience. Student priorities should always be the University’s priorities and, if elected, I guarantee that I would never compromise on unwavering advocacy.

Ultimately, I am running because I believe that we need a strong and united student presence on GFC, and I believe that I could be part of that presence.

On March 18th and 19th, remember to vote in the Students Council and GFC elections, as it is incredibly important that those who you are electing have a full and complete mandate to advocate for student concerns!

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Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
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Edmonton, AB
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