UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Helene Pargov

Running for Vice President Student Life (VPSL)

Outline your relevant experience for this position

Presently, I am in my first year in the Consecutive Education program. I became a general member of the Education Society and worked my way to take on more responsibilities by running a successful piloting branch called community involvement. Currently, my role is to create events within the local community in partnership with various sponsors and staff from primary schools. My biggest event to date is the upcoming charity volleyball tournament for the whole university. The latter serves to raise funds. My goal is to strengthen the relationship between alliances within the university and the local community through business partnerships and collaborations for events.

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

If elected, my role will include organizing and promoting major events- Welcome Week and Frost Week. Creating safe spaces for underrepresented groups and implementing diversity and inclusion training for faculty, staff, and students to promote a more inclusive and equitable campus environment. Promote student involvement and leadership opportunities by giving student organizations resources, training, and guidance, in addition to holding campus-wide events and other activities that draw students in. One of my priorities is to organize events that emphasize the voice of minorities on campus. Furthermore, this was a tough year for vulnerable people on campus throughout the day, my priority would be to add to and enhance the already existing campus resources such as walk safe and campus police.

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

I plan to add empathy, taking time to hear the worries and viewpoints of all parties involved and spontaneously seeking out their advice on critical issues. Be understanding and respectful of their viewpoints. Establish trust with the members by keeping my word, being reliable in my choices and actions, and acting with professionalism at all times. I can foster a culture of trust, cooperation, and collaboration by utilizing the principles listed above, which will aid in fostering productive working relationships at the university.

Describe the importance of the UWSA in your own words

It’s the bridge between campus life and education. It brings something that regular universities does not. UWSA has a healthy balance between campus life and academia. It also creates the student life on campus and the community aspect of it. Without the UWSA, we would not be able to enjoy the special event and experiences that the university has to offer. This student union is what sets post-secondary education recreation life apart from other constitutions.