Candidate Bios: Nursing
Students' Council (1 seat available)
Hello, My name is Ibukun Ojo. I'm a third-year collaborative student going into my fourth and I've served as your VP Student Life for the last two years. I'm excited to take the step into a councillor position and represent nursing students on the SU Student Council. I'm committed to student advocacy and will ensure our needs are heard and represented by our Student's Union. These past two years have been difficult, to say the least; it is essential that our transition back into consistent in-person is supported and I'm ready to advocate for that on council. I understand the experience of nursing students at every stage of the program and, what’s more, I am willing to listen to your needs. I hope to earn your trust again this year as your councillor. Feel free to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Eyasu Yakob and I’m running to be your next SU councilor for the Faculty of Nursing! I am running for this position because I know that my experiences in various advocacy and leadership roles on campus have given me the skills necessary to serve as an effective representative for all nursing students!
My attendance in Students’ Council meetings this year has given me insights into the responsibilities of SU councilors, and my participation in the Students’ Council Mentorship Program has equipped me with the skills for success in this position. Outside of student governance, I find other ways of staying involved on campus such as being elected executive on the University of Alberta Debate Society, a position similar to SU councilor that involves regular consultation with the members I represent.
As a councilor, I will prioritize developing a SU that is more accountable for nursing students. I firmly believe councilors have an obligation to stay engaged with the students in their faculty and I pledge to stay accessible so that all your concerns can be addressed. I will also prioritize advocacy as a way to help student issues reach the ears of the public and those in power. Now more than ever, we need strong voices on SU who are committed to championing the concerns of students, and I would be humbled to be your voice on council.
If you have any questions, reach me by email at email@example.com or Instagram at @eyasu.yk!
General Faculties Council (2 seats available)
My name is Cindy Sun and I am running to be re-elected as your nursing representative on the General Faculties Council (GFC)! Some fun facts about me: I enjoy knitting, crocheting, and building my empire of succulents! I am passionate about meeting new people, building connections within the campus community, and developing leadership skills.
This past year, I had the honor of serving you as your nursing representative on GFC and advocating on your behalf to ensure that your voices are heard on a campus-wide level. Together, we have addressed issues regarding course scheduling, feedback to professors, and tuition increases. In addition, my previous experience in advocacy includes holding a council and executive position on the Nursing Undergraduate Association (NUA), which are advantageous to my role as a GFC representative.
I would like to continue to represent your voices, advocate for your ideas, and create positive campus-wide changes. My goal is to increase transparency between the GFC and you, as the student body! Ultimately, I will ensure that your voices are heard, and your ideas turn into action. I would be honored to continue in my role and serve each and every one of you! Go nurses!
Hello, my name is Precious and I am in the nursing program. I am running for the nursing faculty councillor position. We have all experienced a very turbulent year and semester by moving from in-person to online then back to in person again. I hope I can work to enhance the resources and support provided to students to ensure they are able to achieve their full academic potential during this tough time. I also hope to improve accessibility for students. I will ensure your voices are heard. My intended areas of focus include:
- Enriching student experiences on campus especially since some aspects of the academic year was spent online
- broadening the lower-cost textbook initiative to include nursing textbooks as our textbooks can be pricy!
- personally eliciting the needs of nursing students and proactively seeking feedback
- Increasing accessibility to learning for all students. Students should have access to lecture recordings from professors as it will allow us to be able to review the content and not miss out.
- Advocating for increased opportunities for nursing students.
- promoting a stronger sense of community between first year nursing students and upper year nursing students.
I can be a voice for exponential change. My objective is to strongly represent your precious voices. If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns. Please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students' Union Elections Office
Room 0-68 B
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW