UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Nivethan Karlasingam

Running for Faculty of Business Representative

Outline your relevant experience for this position
  • In high school I was apart of the business council as the VP of Finance and was responsible for managing the finances of the council. 
  • I was also an executive member of the Equity Council which was focused on spreading positive messages to support the well-being of its students. 
  • Grade representative for Student Council and represented over 100 students. 
  • Worked closely with different councils, clubs, teachers, and principals. 
What specific initiatives and projects would you undertake related to this role?

I have a couple ideas of project and initiatives that I plan on suggesting such as: 

  • Create a plan to tackle the bike theft incident as so many student got their bikes or other transportation stolen. 
  • Have more events throughout the entire year to keep students engaged such as University wide competitions. 
  • Events related to open discussion and awareness to promote a safer environment/ community for all students, staff and administrators. 
  • Networking events to give opportunities for the new students to make friends. 
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 promoting certain values: 

  • Come into every meeting with a positive and open-minded attitude as this will help create the most efficient environment. 
  • Since communication will be a vital part, I will encourage open and transparent communication among all members and not just talking about their own point of view. 
  • Promote a respectful environment where all individuals are valued and treated fairly. Encourage members to express their opinions and ideas in a respectful manner, and discourage negative comments or personal attacks. 
  • Since conflict will happen create a process to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner. 
Describe the importance of the UWSA in your own words

The UWSA(University of Windsor Students Alliance) is a very important organisation in the University of Windsor as it’s the council that connects the University and its undergraduate students. Their primarily focus is helping the student as well as creating fun memories. The UWSA is basically the student council and a union combined into one, so they not only help you when you need it, but they are also here to create fun memories of your university life such as Frosh Week.