IGNITE Vice President: University of Guelph-Humber

by | Feb 27, 2019 | Campus News, Guelph-Humber, IGNITE, News

Galvin Zaldivar
News Reporter

Carmen Duong

Carmen Duong is running for Vice-President for Guelph-Humber (Courtesy of IGNITE)
Carmen Duong was unavailable for comment. (Courtesy IGNITE)

At the time of going to press, Carmen Duong was unavailable for comment.

Saffiya Lulat

Saffiya Lulat
was unavailable for comment. (Courtesy IGNITE)

Saffiya Lulat has been in contact with Et Cetera, but was unable to answer questions at press time because she is in South Africa.

Megan Roopnarine

Megan Roopnarine is running for Vice-President for Guelph-Humber. (Courtesy IGNITE)

Why did you decide to run?
Honestly, I have really tried to be a lot more involved on campus this year, and one of the things that I’ve done in particular is I’ve been working with IGNITE on the promo team. I got an opportunity to get to know the execs and I woke up one morning and I was like, there’s so many things that I want to change on campus and I feel like I can be the person to make those changes and I’m familiar with the organization, I’m familiar with the campus.

What do you want to improve for Humber?
I have a lot of ideas. One of the biggest things that I do want to work on is creating a lot more transparency between students and professors. I also want more transparency between IGNITE as an organization and the student body. I want to make sure that we’re helping students financially, especially with the OSAP changes.

What steps will you take to achieve your goals in your specified position?
Yeah, so I just want to make sure that in order to achieve some of these goals, it’s going to be really important that my communication is on top of the game and I’m talking to the people at IGNITE who are in charge of the different resources. I just want to work on making sure that Guelph-Humber students are aware of a lot of the service we offer on campus, aware of a lot of the issues that are going on. I’ve noticed as a Guelph-Humber student, it’s never Guelph-Humber and Humber, it’s always like it’s two very distinct places and I wis the two were a lot more involved.

How will you sell IGNITE now that student fees are optional?
So the nice thing about working on the promotion team with IGNITE is that I’m very familiar with what we offers and I’m very familiar with what we do on campus. It gives a lot of students like that opportunity to be more involved on campus to get to know people, to take advantage of the resources that we have, but we’re not able to do any of those things if we don’t have that budget that we can rely on.