USSU elections

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Jack Saddleback

Candidate for Vice-President Student Affairs
Running unopposed, Jack Saddleback wishes to bring a balanced student experience to the U of S and a diversity of services through collaboration, communication between colleges and by ensuring that student voices are heard. Saddleback brings past experience from a number of councils, committees and boards on campus. He is currently studying sociology.

David Ogunkanmi

David Ogunkanmi

Candidate for President
David Ogunkanmi is an international studies student in his third year. His presidential platform includes working towards locking in student tuition for five years from when they begin studying at the U of S as well as building an all-inclusive USSU through communication, representation and action. Increasing support for students with children will also be a focus of Ogunkanmi’s term if he is elected. He has served as a member of University Students’ Council for two years.

Max FineDay

Max FineDay

Candidate for President
Looking to be re-elected as USSU president, Max FineDay is running on a platform that heavily involves student engagement. FineDay says he will tackle issues regarding tuition not only when increases are announced, but throughout the year and will pressure the university to honour its campus childcare commitment. Student leadership and representation in the final stages of TransformUS are also major points in FineDay’s campaign, along with lobbying to make the 24-hour Safe Study program permanent. FineDay is currently in his fourth year of political studies.

Amanda Guthrie

Amanda Guthrie

Candidate for Vice-President Operations Finance
In her time on campus, Amanda Guthrie has been a part of learning communities and five student groups. If elected, Guthrie would focus on student engagement by enhancing the availability of resources as well as funding for campus clubs and student groups. As an advocate for students, Guthrie will be a voice for students throughout the next stages of TransformUS. Guthrie hopes to improve transit for students by working with Saskatoon Transit to develop an app for student’ use along with GPS on busses.

Elias Nelson

Elias Nelson

Candidate for Vice-President Operations and Finance
From past experiences with student groups, Elias Nelson believes he can relay USSU information to students effectively and will manage the union’s budget in a way that is accountable, accessible to students and addresses students’ needs. During TransformUS processes, Nelson says he will ensure that students stay informed and can form their own opinions. Nelson is a political studies major.

Desiree Steele

Desirée Steele

Candidate for Vice-President Academic Affairs
Fourth-year political studies student Desirée Steele wants to be a strong voice for students when dealing with administration and faculty. She has been an executive member of the St. Thomas More Students’ Union for three years. By expanding hands-on research as well as study abroad programs, Steele hopes to engage undergraduate students in their education.

Nicholas Marlatte

Nicholas Marlatte

Candidate for Vice-President Academic Affairs
Majoring in both philosophy and political studies, Nicholas Marlatte’s platform includes mandating year-round opposition to annual tuition hikes and program cuts, recognizing students as important stakeholders in the U of S and involving students in higher level decision making on campus. If elected, Marlatte will increase communication between students and the USSU to ensure that they are aware of what the union has to offer.


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