VP University Affairs Candidates

VP UA Omer Abdalla

VP University Affairs

Omer Abdalla

My name is Omer Abdalla and I’m a 5th-year Medical Science and Psychology student. As an influential leader on campus, I am aware of the issues being faced by the everyday student and am excited to have the opportunity to create widespread change. My time as Ski Club president has allowed me to reflect and reach the leadership potential required for the position of VP University Affairs. Together, let’s make a campus we’re proud of.

VP University Affairs

Maria Farooq

Hey Western HBK, I’m Maria Farooq &I’m running to be your next VP University Affairs. I am a 4th year Nursing student and the past four years I have been involved in various parts of the Western community from begin: Peer support volunteer, International peer guide, a Spoke employee and this past year a USC Councillor! I hope to continue to advocate for issues facing students on campus while also enhancing their experience.
Maria Farooq VP UA
Sydney Turner VP UA

VP University Affairs

Sydney Turner

With my experience as a faculty president and a USC councillor, I bring the relevant leadership and advocacy experience to the role that is required to empower student-centric advocacy. I have strong working relationships with many faculty and council members through my position on Senate and as Arts and Humanities President that will ease my transition into the role of VPUA. I will use those relationships to maintain trust and get things done for students.

VP External Affairs Candidates

VP External Affairs

Harry Alorgbey Sardina

Through my experience as a Social Science Councillor, I aim to continue representing and advocating for undergraduate students at Western by upholding the USC’s vision, mission, and values. If elected as your next USC Vice President External Affairs, I will develop actionable initiatives that address the changing student-facing issues of Western students and align with the priorities of the USC’s external stakeholders across all levels of government.

Harry Sardina VP EA
Kitt Kong VP E

VP External Affairs

Kitt (Jia) Kong

I am running for this position because I am passionate about upholding the standards of the USC and the ability to advocate for the undergraduate students of Western to external stakeholders. With my previous experience in youth, human rights, and environmental advocacy, I would like to combine that with my love for connecting with people and our community to do my best to represent the voice of the students.

VP External Affairs

Emily Poirier

Hi Huron, Brescia, King’s, and Western! My name is Emily Poirier, and I am so excited to be running to be your next VP External Affairs. My campaign is focused on setting attainable goals with big impacts on students’ safety, accessibility, and wellbeing, while developing the relationships and tools to make it happen. Follow me on Instagram @emilyforexternal to keep up to date on the campaign, and to learn more about me and my platform!

Emily Poirier VP EA