UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Angelia Lapico

Running for Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Representative

Outline your relevant experience for this position

I have always had a passion for advocacy and being the voice for others. In 2018 I was chosen to join 15 children from across Canada at Kids For A Cure Lobby Day on Parliament Hill. During my stay I met with parliamentarians to discuss the needs and concerns of the youth in our county living with a chronic illness. I have also been a local and national ambassador for the JDRF Foundation. Through my work with this foundation, I was able to advocate the youth in the Windsor Essex area living with Type 1 Diabetes. This position entailed speaking engagements, fundraising and event planning. Through these experiences I have learned to be a strong voice and to stand for what I believe in.

What specific initiatives and projects would you undertake related to this role?

My goal is to represent the members of my faculty and ensure they have a voice advocating on their behalf. I will strive to be approachable and ensure students under the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science feel comfortable voicing their concerns, thoughts and ideas to me. I will take all students input into consideration and ensure that I am a thoughtful voice who fairly represents the variety students within our faculty!

How do you plan on facilitating positive work relationships within the UWSA Board, members at large and UWindsor administration?

I plan on facilitating positive work relationships within the UWSA Board, members at large and UWindsor administration by showing up to all meetings with an open mind, ready to communicate and act as a member of the team. I will be sure to abide to the UWSA bylaws and act in a profession manner. The UWSA is a team and will work best when everyone is treated with respect. 

Describe the importance of the UWSA in your own words

I believe the UWSA is important because it creates a sense of community amongst the students at UWindsor! The UWSA organizes events that bring students together and unify us as a campus community. Having a student alliance is important in order to ensure students are represented and advocated for!