UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Candidate: Alanna olteanu

Position: President

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1. Outline your relevant experience for this position

I am a third-year biomedical student that has worked hard to establish herself within the University of Windsor community by being a part of many clubs
on and off campus. First of all, I am currently your UWSA Vice-President of Finance and Operations. Starting the role was daunting at first but has given
me all the tools to make a change for students. Managing over 150 student groups on campus as well as the finances of the UWSA has prepared me for
the role of President and has showed me exactly where we need to improve. I have created an easier way to opt-out of Upass which will be
implemented in the Fall semester, and I have also worked alongside our student groups coordinator to better enhance our UWSA policies and by-laws
to make amends them. I want them to reflect exactly what our student body values. Furthermore, I am also the co-founder of the Uwindsor tennis club
which stemmed from my passion to bring people together through tennis. Giving the opportunity to students to pick up the sport, and to socialize with
others, especially during the pandemic was so rewarding. We were able to set up weekly practices and tournaments by partnering with our local tennis
club here in Windsor. Also, I was a UWSA Walksafe and Food Pantry Coordinator for a year and a half. Being Coordinator has allowed me to get closer
to students living on campus, and to understand what they need. All students need to have access to their basic needs to be able to succeed, and that
is why the food pantry was so important to me. Ensuring that food insecurity was irradicated on campus was crucial, especially during covid

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

With the experience I have, my understanding of what needs to be done to better support students is strong. I want to be increase the value of our UWSA membership. This means improving on services we already provide, as well as promoting them to students. I also want to continue making the opt-out process for Upass and Health and Dental a lot easier compared to how it’s been through online forms and promotion. As we are finally returning to campus, I want to promote exciting in-person events, all the while keeping what students liked when it came to the online format. Welcome week is a big focus for me to bring all of us together to start a great year at Uwindsor. Finally, I want to advocate you’re your student needs though great initiatives that promote change for the better.

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

As UWSA Vice-President of Finance and Operations, I have already been able to experience what it is like to be on the executive team and to interact with UWindsor’s administration. Facilitating team bonding events and ensuring that everyone’s relationship on the team is. supportive and engaged is my number 1 priority as students can only be helped if everyone on the team is ready for action.

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

The UWSA is what provides a voice to each and every student of the University of Windsor. The UWSA executive team has been so welcoming and has made me so proud to be both coordinator of the Food Pantry and Vice-President of Finance and Operations. I would like to take the next step and move on to a larger role within as I want to listen to students concerns, and to make everyone’s University experience more memorable and exciting. The UWSA stands for unity and inclusion which is a message I strive to send throughout my own campaign, and a vote for me means a vote for togetherness. I want to ensure 2022-2023 is our year, so vote Alanna Olteanu to be your next President!