BBA – General Management
1. What is your platform?
The following points are things that I want to work, and lobby for on behalf of the students. As President it is important that I make sure that us students are represented in the work that I do. This list was made with the help, and ideas from all the students I talked to about the university before the campaign started.
· Work with the VP Student Affairs to create a stronger student community at MRU that all students will want to participate in and be proud of.
· Push for the city to allow parking along Richardson Way which will open up over 400 more parking spaces for MRU students.
· Work with the University to Re-open Herb and Market. It is time to get another company back at MRU to manage Herb and Market and give students access to more food choices.
· Lobby Calgary Transit to have bus scheduling aligned with the levels of demand.
· Work with Residence Services to start an optional meal card program for all students living in MRU residence.
2. What do you think SAMRU’s role is and why do you think it’s important for students?
SAMRU’s role in this university is to be the voice of the student body for all matters that concern us students, as well as being a support network for students. This includes making sure that all students are being taken care of, and
helping out students when they need help most. The peer support center gives out emergency loans to students who need help when they are in a tough spot. This is the kind of work that really motivates me to be president. SAMRU
needs to continue to be a strong support group, and advocate for students on the issues that matter most. That is what I want to do.
3. What qualifies you to be elected for the position you are running for?
I understand that SAMRU is a large multi-layered organization. It can be very difficult to communicate in organizations this large. I have been in the Army Reserves for the past four and a half years. This has given me a lot of experience
dealing with large organizations and an understanding on how important it is to clearly communicate. My time in the military has also offered leadership experience and knowing how get things done in timely manner. Before I started
with the military I was part of a youth group called DeMolay which taught me public speaking and leadership skills. I served as the President of the Alberta DeMolay Association for my last year. This again was a great experience which
taught me how important clear communication is. Lastly I have been the Vice President of the MRU MMA club. This has given me time and experience dealing with SAMRU as well as getting people motivated and excited to get things
BBA – General Management