Started in 2018-2019
If you were to walk into Booth UC in early March 2018, you would have noticed something different about the atmosphere around campus. With posters plastered on the walls and students buzzing with excitement, the first Booth University College Student Council campaigns were well underway. Candidates had the opportunity to share their vision for enhancing the student experience by giving speeches to fellow students, an event that had an impressive turnout. Then, students had the chance to cast their vote for people who they thought would positively impact their experience at Booth UC. We saw 50% of the eligible student community come through our polling stations in just three days – something we consider to be a massive victory for student engagement.
Seven students were elected to serve on the 2018-2019 Student Council:
- Julia Thorne, President
- Caitlyn Gillingham, VP Activities
- Zachary Marshall, VP Communications
- Joshwill Tampai, VP Operations
- Yuly Johnson, Commuter Student Representative
- Japhlet Lolo, International Student Representative
- Delaney Killam, Residence Student Representative
Three more members were elected in the fall of 2018. We were a diverse group of people. Half of us had participated in organized student government before, and for others, it was their very first time. Our members came from around the world. We had representation from Manitoba, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Columbia, Kenya, and Indonesia. We had students who were entering their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of studies at Booth UC. Needless to say, diversity was our strength as we navigated how to best serve the student community.
We had a mandate to foster a vibrant, engaged, and connected Booth UC student community. In consultation with the former members of the Student Life Committee, the precursor of the Student Council, we created a tentative calendar of events and an operating budget for the upcoming year. Each member of the student council offered a unique perspective and fresh insight into the role that an organized student government plays in creating a positive student experience.
We devised a list of our five top priorities heading into the upcoming year: 1. To engage the student community, 2. To reach out into the broader community, 3. Improve spiritual life and emotional support, 4. Effectively communicate with students and 5. To facilitating special projects. We believed that we offered something valuable to each member of the student community and that together we would create something special.
Being a member of the first-ever Booth University College Student Council was a tremendous honour for everyone, and the responsibilities that go with the positions were not lost on us. We looked forward to effecting change in our community.
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