Candidates for President

PRESIDENT

The President directs, advises and is advised by the General Manager. The President chairs the Executive Committee, provides direct support to the Vice Presidents, and helps them find consensus on challenging questions. The President is the primary spokesperson of the UASU to students, the University, all levels of government, and the community, responsibilities that are frequently shared with Vice Presidents and the Marketing and Communications department. The President sits on the Board of Governors, the Academic Planning Committee, and other high-level University governance bodies.

In the Winter 2024 General Election, the candidates for President are:


Lisa Glock

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Lisa Is a 4th year Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies student, with sustainability, leadership, and international learning certificates. Lisa is involved on campus, serving as a UofA ambassador, co-running the SDGSA, participating in WIL and the Student Advisory Committee. Lisa is driven to work for her community and seeks to amplify her impact through the role of president.

By fostering holistic sustainability through actions such as ensuring well-maintained amenities to keep students on campus. Lisa will create a greener environmentally conscious future. She will build bridges between individuals, student groups, faculties, and campuses. Through collaborations, including following the principles of the Indigenous Student Union she will center community and promote inclusivity. Lisa will address Safety and Gender Issues through intersectionality. She will advocate for the permanent institutionalization of the sexual assault center, classroom accessibility and improved transportation. Support for students in crisis is vital across all campuses. Resources must be pliable and capable of addressing niche issues through tailored programming. Students affected by the genocide in Palestine have made this clear. Lisa is advocating for lower tuition and solutions to alleviate financial burdens. By leveraging sustainable initiatives to lower costs, Lisa will redirect resources to students. She will audit the university's business partnerships and investments, ensuring student confidence in its financial decisions and divesting from companies involved in human rights violations and unsustainable practices.

Through comprehensive vision and unshakable dedication, Lisa will make the UofA a more inclusive, safe, sustainable, and vibrant community for all. Follow @LisaGlock4Prez


Michael Griffiths

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Hey Students! My name is Michael Griffiths and I’m running to be your next UASU President.

I’m currently a fifth year honours political science student with a minor in economics and a certificate in leadership from the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. I lived on campus for the first four years of my degree, and held several student leadership roles, including being the Lister Hall Students’ Association President in 2022-23.

I’m currently serving as your UASU Vice President Student Life. In this role, I’ve secured big wins for students - like negotiating a $1 million increase to the UofA’s supplemental bursary program, and organizing the Campus Clash fundraiser with the Edmonton Elks, which brought over $2000 in funding to our student groups. I’ve also helped plan events like the Residential School Memorial, and worked with the University on important projects like opening the Rutherford Family Corner for students who parent.

As President, I have a plan for making important progress on tangible issues like capacity at Counseling and Clinical Services, streamlining student clubs oversight and the event approval process, and many more. Follow my IG @michael4UASUpresident and check out my platform for more information.

On March 6th and 7th, vote Michael for UASU President!


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Phone

780-492-4241

Email
cro@su.ualberta.ca

Address

Students' Union Elections Office
Room 0-68 B
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7