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Build and enhance the sense of community that already exists at Trent Durham
Create new networking opportunities for students across program lines
Provide more avenues for students to get involved in the existing clubs at Trent Durham Creating an air an atmosphere that not only tolerates but celebrates the cultures of all students at Trent Durham
Organize and implement new events for Trent Durham students
Foster new relationships with local businesses, community members, and artists
Increasing communication between TDSA, Trent students, and the University itself through the use of suggestion boxes, social media, and surveys to better cater to the needs of Trent students
Ensure that all students have greater access to information on events being run on campus
Recruit additional student engagement assistants to be able to run events for longer
Thanks for your time, Kharington Petgrave
Veronica Pietsch Hi friends! My name is Veronica Pietsch, and I am a third-year Teacher Education Stream student majoring in English. I currently am a club executive of the enthusiastic and jazz hand filled Theatre Trent club I helped create last year. I am also a classroom coordinator for the Pen-Pal program that promotes literacy with grade two and three students. These experiences have helped me make connections with the TDSA and learn how to advocate for students, which gives me the tools to promote student engagement A Vote 4 Vern is a vote for: ·Encouragement for all to get involved on campus ·Supporting students’ passions ·Student advocacy and policy writing ·Collaboration with the Vice President of Campus Life on clubs ·Connection with TDSA executives to make a positive impact ·Exciting social events and activities ·Championing students to develop a sense of belonging at Trent Durham Thank you, your consideration is appreciated! VOTE 4 VERN
Director of Academics
To work diligently and with care alongside other members to TDSA to foster a stronger community within Trent Durham.
To become the medium through which students can safely speak to TDSA about concerns they have with staff and students.
Continue to build upon the relationships with Trent Durham department staff on the subject matter of course concerns and student development.
Implement a more statistical approach in gaining the perceptions and opinions of the student body, in terms of what courses students want/feel should be available at Trent Durham.
Establish stronger connections in Trent Peterborough, regarding the large portion of students from Trent Durham travelling north to take courses up there.
Work to have enough courses of each subject already taught at Trent Durham to complete a major and/or a minor without having to travel to Peterborough.
Director of Policy
- Reinforce and review policies at Trent Durham as to provide a safer and more secure environment for all members of the Trent community.
- Work earnestly to create new policies, and build upon current policies, to improve the quality of life on campus for all.
- Organize and implement effective feedback outlets to better mould the current and future policies on Trent Durham to reflect the needs of the Trent community.
- Engage positively with the Trent community and TDSA to recognize current implementations of policy, their effects on the community and individuals both on and off campus.
- Promote a positive relationship between both the TDSA and the Trent community, and relay necessary and beneficial information on policy to members of the community at Trent Durham.
- Condense and refine current policies to provide a clearer interpretation to the Trent community, and providing a strong foundation to introduce future policies.
Director of Health and Wellness
Caelann Smith-Cox -To implement several wellness programs and initiatives on campus -To strengthen and enrich Trent's Peer Support Program by working with faculty and students -To put more emphasis on health and wellness resources available to students on and off-campus -To execute weekly health and wellness programming on campus (wellness Wednesday's, etc.)
Director of Inclusion
- To work directly with marginalized students
- Perform consultations with students to get input and share their voices at TDSA Cares committee meetings
- Advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable students
- Work closely with the Trent Durham Pride and Woman’s Support Group
- Kickstart a program for international students
- Help new students become accustomed to the Trent Durham environment
- Get students involved in campus events and functions
- Provide daily support and encouragement to all students on and off campus
- Continue to promote a welcoming and thriving Trent Durham community
Director of Human Resources
Director of Community Outreach
Jewelian Sission Since a young age I've been told, "whatever you do, do it with love." With that, I'm happy to announce that I'm LOVINGLY running for Trent Durham's Director of Community Outreach position for the upcoming academic term!
While serving my role as Student Ambassador for the TDSA (an amazing job btw, I 100% recommend it) this past school year, many students wondered how they TOO could get involved. As a young leader who LOVES fellow young leaders, I felt at loss when I didn't know where to direct them. Consider this issue no more when you vote Jewel Sisson February 10-13th.
As Director of Community Outreach, I plan to assist passion-driven students looking to get involved in the Durham Region. By promoting the use of one's 'Student Experience Portal, ensuring active online presence, and better connecting myself with services in Oshawa, there's no telling what next year could look like for student volunteers!
You may be wondering "why should I vote you over other candidates?" Which is a GREAT question! Let me take this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself...
~ I'm a first-year student pursuing a joint degree in Child&Youth and Sociology. Ideally, I want to work with at-risk youth developing activity programming that promotes positive life choices and images of self. I hope to dedicate my world of work directly to helping others and making a tangible difference. ~ I'm not one to sit still. I'm what one would call a 'mover and shaker'. If I see something that needs doing, I get it done. I pride myself on my ability to walk the talk I talk. ~ I have been apart of some incredible volunteer-based groups/ projects that instilled good fortune in their surrounding community. Whether I was building a classroom in Guatemala, collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks, collecting hats and mitts for Orillia's Youth centre, protesting reforms or raising money towards cancer research; I was personally involved in positive change.
This role has so much value not only in our student government, but in our surrounding communities. Match the value by voting for Jewel.*
*Please interpret that as a light-hearted pun and not a personal flex. Real-life Jewel's are BIG $$$ so that's where I'm going with the whole value joke thing.
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