Education

Candidates

Students' Council (3 seats available)

Emily Motoska

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Hi everyone! My name is Emily, and I am happy to be running to be re-elected as Education Councillor for Student's Council and Education Representative for General Faculties Council. I have spent the last four months in this position and have soaked up an incredible amount of knowledge on what these positions entail. I have also spent four years of my time as an undergraduate student in student leadership positions. These experiences have prepared and given me the knowledge to take on the required responsibilities as an Education Councillor and Representative. I have brought innovative and creative ideas to these positions in the past several months and will continue to collaborate with my constituents and Education student groups to represent students as best I can. As an education student, I am not only passionate about quality education but also about student governance. I believe that the student voice is powerful and deserves to be heard, respected, and given opportunities to do so. On March 17 and 18, re-elect Emily to represent the Faculty of Education.

Devin Doherty

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My name is Devin Eoghan Doherty, and I am a second year Education student specializing in Primary Education. My dream is to be a Grade 6 teacher, because I hope to make my future students strong and compassionate leaders!

I am currently running for re-election for the Student Union, and I am also running for the first time for a seat on the General Faculty Council! I first became interested in the Student Union when I found out that every single seat from the faculty of Education was vacant. This meant that the Faculty of Education had zero representation, and I found that simply unacceptable. I proceeded to file the paperwork and gather 60 signatures from my fellow Education students to fill a vacancy, and thus ensure the faculty of Education had proper representation. I hope to continue to give the faculty that I love further representation in the future!

If I win I aim to; - Ensure the faculty of Education is given proper representation on both the Student Union and the General Faculty Council - Fight against raising fees for students, especially during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic - Fight for further equity on campus so that everyone is respected - Fight to maintain the legacy of the university for the students

Reagan Morris

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My name is Reagan Morris (she/her & they/them) and I am running for the Faculty of Education Student Council, and General Faculties Council positions. Education students have gone the majority of the 2020/2021 academic year without a voice. So far we have had to navigate online learning, navigate COVID-19 IFX and AFX troubles, and we lost the Coutts Library. Not to mention our tuition is rising and we are being forced to take coursework that no longer applies to us. The pandemic has highlighted the need for digital literacy from educators and our program is not preparing us. By working with policymakers, I will propose revisions to the EDU 210 curriculum so that we are getting the most out of our rising tuition costs. When it comes to Diversity and Inclusion, I am proposing access to menstrual products in hallways for all people to have access too. As well as introducing a community fridge to Education common areas. Furthermore, as a faculty we should be looking into creating certificate programs centered around topics of diversity and inclusion. The University of Alberta has access to organizations such as APIRG, ISMSS, and the Landing, for consultation in these certificate programs. Lastly, we need strong voices on council. I have spent the majority of my life advocating for others, even earning myself the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award scholarship for my advocacy. It's time Education students start winning, we have lost enough. Vote REAGAN on March 17th and 18th.

Avery Teo

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Hello! My name is Avery Teo, my pronouns are he/him. I am a fourth-year secondary education student with a major in french language and a minor in social studies. Over the last four years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in various capacities on campus, within the Faculty of Education and the University of Alberta Students’ Union. Through these experiences, I have learned valuable skills that will benefit me as a faculty representative. I’m looking forward to sharing my plans as your education councillor over the next few weeks. The foundation of my campaign ensures all education students are able to feel represented in their students’ union. I plan to do this through direct collaboration with our faculty association (Education Students’ Association) and students directly. Thereby ensuring an ongoing consultation process is achieved, and the needs of all education students are met. Over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share more about myself and what I plan to bring into the role of education councillor. I hope to get the opportunity to connect with each and everyone of you. My DMs are always open if you have any questions or even would like to say hello! I’m hopeful to represent you over the next year and hope to have your vote on March 17th-18th! Connect with me on Instagram @ajteo.for.council or on Facebook “Avery Teo for Students’ Council”

Francois Kohlman-Asselin

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Hello! My name is Francois Kohlman-Asselin. I’m in my second year of elementary education, and excited to be running for re-election as your Education Councilor for Student’s Council.

I am currently a member of the Student’s Union, and have gotten the position by filling in a vacant seat back in February. I had found out that there had been zero representation for Education students in council for important decisions such as negotiating the budget cuts.

Filling the vacancy required a huge workload in such a short amount of time that I was told it was “understandable if I was no longer interested in filling the vacancy”, yet despite the doubts I managed to exceed expectations by receiving 81 signatures from Education students who wanted to have representation in only 6 days.

I have the experience of being on council, and the perseverance to make sure the students have their concerns considered.

School is harder than ever, I hope you know that you are not alone in this, that it’s okay to not be okay these days.

Yet there are problems that have to be addressed and cannot be resolved with mutual comfort alone, so here is what I will advocate for if you vote for me;

  1. I will fight against raising student fees. There is no need to burden the generation of students with the least amount of spending money even more.
  2. Advocate for proper Sexual Assault Awareness on campus
  3. Establish a stronger connection between students and its representatives

General Faculties Council (4 seats available)

Emily Motoska

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Hi everyone! My name is Emily, and I am happy to be running to be re-elected as Education Councillor for Student's Council and Education Representative for General Faculties Council. I have spent the last four months in this position and have soaked up an incredible amount of knowledge on what these positions entail. I have also spent four years of my time as an undergraduate student in student leadership positions. These experiences have prepared and given me the knowledge to take on the required responsibilities as an Education Councillor and Representative. I have brought innovative and creative ideas to these positions in the past several months and will continue to collaborate with my constituents and Education student groups to represent students as best I can. As an education student, I am not only passionate about quality education but also about student governance. I believe that the student voice is powerful and deserves to be heard, respected, and given opportunities to do so. On March 17 and 18, re-elect Emily to represent the Faculty of Education.

Devin Doherty

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My name is Devin Eoghan Doherty, and I am a second year Education student specializing in Primary Education. My dream is to be a Grade 6 teacher, because I hope to make my future students strong and compassionate leaders!

I am currently running for re-election for the Student Union, and I am also running for the first time for a seat on the General Faculty Council! I first became interested in the Student Union when I found out that every single seat from the faculty of Education was vacant. This meant that the Faculty of Education had zero representation, and I found that simply unacceptable. I proceeded to file the paperwork and gather 60 signatures from my fellow Education students to fill a vacancy, and thus ensure the faculty of Education had proper representation. I hope to continue to give the faculty that I love further representation in the future!

If I win I aim to; - Ensure the faculty of Education is given proper representation on both the Student Union and the General Faculty Council - Fight against raising fees for students, especially during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic - Fight for further equity on campus so that everyone is respected - Fight to maintain the legacy of the university for the students

Reagan Morris

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My name is Reagan Morris (she/her & they/them) and I am running for the Faculty of Education Student Council, and General Faculties Council positions. Education students have gone the majority of the 2020/2021 academic year without a voice. So far we have had to navigate online learning, navigate COVID-19 IFX and AFX troubles, and we lost the Coutts Library. Not to mention our tuition is rising and we are being forced to take coursework that no longer applies to us. The pandemic has highlighted the need for digital literacy from educators and our program is not preparing us. By working with policymakers, I will propose revisions to the EDU 210 curriculum so that we are getting the most out of our rising tuition costs. When it comes to Diversity and Inclusion, I am proposing access to menstrual products in hallways for all people to have access too. As well as introducing a community fridge to Education common areas. Furthermore, as a faculty we should be looking into creating certificate programs centered around topics of diversity and inclusion. The University of Alberta has access to organizations such as APIRG, ISMSS, and the Landing, for consultation in these certificate programs. Lastly, we need strong voices on council. I have spent the majority of my life advocating for others, even earning myself the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award scholarship for my advocacy. It's time Education students start winning, we have lost enough. Vote REAGAN on March 17th and 18th.

Phillip Vandevalk

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Hello, my name is Phillip (He/Him) and I am campaigning to be a member of the General Faculties Council representing the Faculty of Education. I am a second year, Secondary Education Student with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. I am also a member of our Universities HSMUN club and enjoy all things fitness and basketball related.

Currently we are in unprecedented times in the University's history. With a falling budget and increasing tuition it may feel as if we as a student population can do nothing to help ourselves. It does not have to be this way. Moving forward we as a student union must stick together and work on the issues that are important to us.

Although our 7% yearly tuition increase pales in comparison to the 75% hike Quebec Universities faced, this increase will add up over time. Even if you are of the mindset that it will not affect yourself going forward, I encourage you to re-evaluate your mindset to help those students who will follow after us. I promise to fight against this raise to help students both now and in the future. My other focus is improving our Universities Mental Health Resources. As someone who has tried to access them before and been denied this is a serious issue that needs to be changed for the students sake.

I hope that together we can make our University a better place for all. Thank you

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Email
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Students' Union Elections Office
Room 6-04
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7