UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance
During my last senior year in high school, I was elected as the Secretary of the Student Council. We were expected to gather information about the needs of the student body and execute it with the limited resources and funding that we had. My role, as the Secretary, was to make a transcript of every meeting that occurred, organize confidential documents, and write proposal letters to be submitted to the head of our Student Council and University. Following that, I was the First-Year Representative in the Biomedical Sciences Department in the Departmental Council which was composed of professors and other student representatives. My role there was to act as a liaison and voice out the concerns and issues of the students when the campus was still closed because of high cases of covid. After finishing my first year, I then applied to be a LEAD volunteer for the Fall 2022 Head Start/Welcome Week. We worked as a team to display our best behaviors to the students and parents and give them the best campus tour with all the information needed to be shared. These experiences that accumulated in the last 4 years aided to improve and develop my organizational skills, advocating for students, and leadership skills, which I believe are relevant to the position of Faculty of Science Representative.
I would like to initiate, firstly, an open forum for my fellow students as a way of communicating and also gives us the opportunity to know them better. This way we can address the conflicts that they are currently dealing with related to our university. Not only that, but they can also inform us what they want to experience during their undergraduate years, that way we can focus more on what they desire and meet their expectations. Other than that, I would like to focus on handing them opportunities to participate in our community by volunteering as this is one of the few ways that gained me connections in my first year and third semester. As I believe that having people around us is easier to move forward and get on in our undergraduate life.
I plan on facilitating positive work relationships within the UWSA board, members at large, and the Uwindsor administration by being open to communication and compromise. Disagreements are inevitable when ideas are clashing and that could strain the relationship of some members. One thing we can do to avoid conflicts even after the meeting is to talk it out privately and resolved it immediately.
UWSA is the whole embodiment of a helping hand. UWSA is here to find solutions and even opportunities that will accommodate all students’ expectations. UWSA is the one creating the transformation that our community needs. It is the negotiator, the speaker, and the provider for things that are feasible to achieve for our fellow undergraduates.