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Leadership Education and Development Centre

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Centre is a unit in the SU Student Services that formed in May 2015. This unit was previously known as Leadership & Recognition. The purpose of the unit is to develop and deliver leadership training on campus and recognize the outstanding student leaders on campus. LEAD Centre is responsible for the Emerging Leaders Program, the Alberta Student Leadership Summit, the Applied Leadership Program, Stride Campaign School, and On-Demand Training.

We also provide customized training to student groups on a range of topics including leadership, conflict resolution, and self-care. To contact us to see how we can work with you, click here!


STAFF

Dayna Wallington

Program Lead - LEAD Centre

Dayna is the Program Lead for the LEAD Centre at the Students’ Union. As a Program Lead, she is responsible for the development and planning of the Emerging Leaders Program, the Applied Leadership Program, the Alberta Student Leadership Summit, Stride Campaign School, and various training workshops. Dayna has an aptitude for facilitation and loves being able to connect with different student groups around campus. She’s also a self-proclaimed “freak for creating excel sheets.” Dayna is originally from Tisdale, Saskatchewan (if you haven’t heard of it, it serves as the inspiration for the TV show Corner Gas). She recently convocated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology and minoring in nutrition. While she misses the Saskatchewan sunsets, she has grown to like Edmonton and notes a favourite part as seeing all the bunnies on campus and in the river valley. If Dayna isn’t working hard in Student Life Central, she’s usually embroidering, listening to true crime podcasts, or attempting to break her record for most hotdogs eaten in one day. That record is 32, by the way.

Abigail Isaac

Coordinator - Student Development

Abigail is a Student Development Coordinator for the LEAD Centre at the Students’ Union. As a LEAD Centre coordinator, her role involves developing and delivering programming including the Stride Campaign School, and the Alberta Student Leadership Summit (ASLS). To Abby, leadership is something that always exists within a collective, and she sees sharing stories and different lived experiences as one of the most effective ways of learning, leading, and expressing oneself. As such, she loves writing, and some of her favorite writers are James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde. While born and raised in Edmonton, Abby has roots in Ethiopia and Eritrea, which may or may not be the reason as to why she enjoys eating an irresponsible amount of mangoes and mango flavoured things (particularly bubble tea). As a violinist and avid reader, you can almost always catch her with tea, a book, and a good playlist (likely featuring Lauryn Hill). Abby is going into her third year pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics, and is especially passionate about gender, migration, and conflict studies, and international development.

Rayyan Aqueel

Coordinator - Student Development

Rayyan is a Student Development Coordinator for the LEAD Centre at the Students’ Union. The LEAD Centre coordinators assist with the planning and execution of wonderful leadership programs, such as the Volunteer Leadership Training (VLT), the Alberta Student Leadership Summit (ASLS), and other on-demand training. To Rayyan, being a good leader means being able to empathize with, guide, support, and challenge those in your community to promote their growth and success. Being part of leadership teams has been an incredibly valuable, empowering, and meaningful experience for him. Rayyan thoroughly enjoys bouldering (despite not being very good at it), going on adventures with friends, smiling, and complaining about the temperature. Being born in Pakistan and growing up in Saudi Arabia, Rayyan has a wide range of experiences and loves to learn about different cultures and languages around the world. Rayyan is going into his 4th year of his Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience.

Camilla Osman

Coordinator - Student Development

Camilla is a Student Development Coordinator for the LEAD Centre at the Student’s Union. The LEAD Centre coordinators assist to develop and deliver leadership programming for students such as the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), the Alberta Student Leadership Summit (ASLS), and other on-demand training. Camilla greatly enjoys connecting with students, being involved with the campus community, and promoting student wellbeing. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she can be found listening to podcasts, experimenting with recipes (sometimes, with disastrous consequences), or rock climbing at her favourite local gym. Camilla also has an obsession with corgis (she adamantly believes that they are the cutest creatures on the planet), and her day will always be brightened with corgi sightings on walks or on social media. Camilla recently convocated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology.

Brett Wickware

Coordinator - Learning and Development

Brett is a Learning and Development Coordinator for the LEAD Centre at the Students’ Union. His role is focused on assisting Dayna with creating and updating content for LEAD Centre programs and on-demand training, including training sessions, learning outcomes and educational resources. To Brett, leadership is more of a continuous learning process rather than a fixed position, and that there’s always something to be learned from your mentors, peers, and community. He was fortunate to meet many excellent leaders in both academic and volunteer contexts, and all of them had a few things in common: they were passionate, had strong communication, led by example, and uplifted and supported those they mentored. Although Brett was born and raised in Edmonton and recently convocated from a BSc in Biochemistry, he loves travel, learning new languages, and has a strong interest in education pedagogy. He is currently in Open Studies, so he has more freedom to explore these interests! If he’s not working or studying, Brett is probably chatting or gaming with friends until late at night, or on YouTube binging channels like STEEZY and Binging with Babish.

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Phone

780-492-7165

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
leadership@su.ualberta.ca

Address

Student Life Central
0-74
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7