UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance

Adam M.

Candidate: Adam Merhed

Position: Senate Student Representative 

1. Outline your relevant experience for this position

My involvement as a volunteer during the 2023 Welcome Week allowed me to interact with a wide range of students, granting me valuable insights into their expectations and requirements. This experience not only deepened my comprehension of our student body but also illustrated my dedication to representing our fellow students. It also enabled me to collaborate effectively with other volunteers and student organizations, highlighting my strong teamwork and communication abilities. I believe this experience has equipped me to be a committed and productive member of the student senate, focused on improving our campus experience I understand that several challenges need addressing, and I believe that my personal experiences, combined with the collective experiences of fellow students, will offer the valuable perspectives needed to address these issues.

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

To further strengthen our community, I would initiate various programs and events that unite students, creating a robust sense of camaraderie. This might include social gatherings, academic support networks, and additional volunteering opportunities. By expanding volunteering opportunities, we can not only build a sense of community but also engage students in making a positive impact on our campus and beyond. These initiatives aim to enrich our academic journey, making it more enjoyable and productive for everyone while ensuring that the student voice is heard and represented.

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

My strategy to foster positive work relationships within the UWSA Board, the broader membership, and the UWindsor administration revolves around promoting transparent communication, attentive listening, cooperative efforts, professionalism, mutual respect, and recognizing accomplishments. By pursuing these objectives, I aim to cultivate a harmonious work environment conducive to accomplishing our common objectives. Moreover, I intend to prioritize honesty, transparency, and integrity in my interactions with all three stakeholders, as these values are pivotal in establishing trust, both among my colleagues and those I represent.

4. Describe the importance of the UWSA in your own words

The UWSA stands as a student-driven entity dedicated to representing, aiding, and advocating the causes of University of Windsor students. Its significance lies in granting students a platform for influential decision-making, advocating for their requirements and concerns, and delivering a variety of academic and social support services. Additionally, the UWSA plays a pivotal role in nurturing a sense of unity among students, thereby cultivating a warm and all-encompassing campus atmosphere. In essence, the UWSA serves as an indispensable organization that positively impacts the lives of University of Windsor students, making it an association I enthusiastically aspire to be a part of.