UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Harshit Bedi

Running for Senate Student Representative

Outline your relevant experience for this position

I have a strong understanding of the University of Windsor’s academic policies and regulations as I have had to abide by them throughout my 4 years of undergraduate studies. Furthermore, I have had extensive experience with student-run organizations and activities, holding leadership positions such as a merchandising coordinator of the Computer Science Society. In this role, I was responsible for managing the society’s merchandise budget, making and selling merchandise, and communicating between members and the university administration. This has given me the necessary skills to represent the UWSA in a professional and effective manner as a student senator.

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

I would take the following initiatives:

  1. Academic Policy Reform: Working with university faculty, staff, and other student representatives to review, develop, and improve existing academic policies.
  2. Student Representation: Serving as a voice for students in the Senate and advocating for their needs and interests.
  3. Student Engagement: Organizing events and activities to increase student engagement and involvement with the University Senate.
How do you plan on facilitating positive work relationships within the UWSA Board, members at large and UWindsor administration?

In order to facilitate positive work relationships within the UWSA Board, members at large and UWindsor administration, I will strive to be open and transparent with communication, encouraging collaboration and mutual respect amongst all involved. I will also strive to be an active listener and be willing to hear the perspectives of others. I will advocate for student interests while keeping in mind the small details of university regulations and policies. Additionally, I will ensure that the Board is well-informed of the decisions being made by Senate and the rationale behind them. Finally, I will make an effort to build relationships with both the UWSA Board and the administration, to ensure that all parties have an understanding of each other’s perspectives and needs.

Describe the importance of the UWSA in your own words

The UWSA is an important organization at the University of Windsor as it represents the interests of all students and advocates for their rights. It provides a range of services and resources that help ensure students have the support and resources they need to succeed. The UWSA also works to engage students in campus life and to create a sense of community among students. It strives to promote a positive and inclusive environment for all members of the university community. The UWSA works to promote the well-being of students and to create a supportive and safe campus environment. In addition, the UWSA is a great resource for students seeking information, advice, and support. The UWSA serves as a vital link between students and the university authorities. By representing students on the Senate, the UWSA plays an important role in advocating for the interests of students and ensuring that the university is serving their best interests. The UWSA also serves as a platform for students to voice their opinions and provide feedback to the university on various matters. Additionally, the UWSA facilitates communication between students and the university and promotes collaboration between the two. Ultimately, the UWSA ensures that the university is responding to student needs and provides a voice to students.