Steering Committee

Andrew Clubine
Vice President (Education), Federation of Students (Feds) 

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Andrew is currently VP Education at Feds, and sits on the University of Waterloo’s Senate and Board of Governors. Prior to this, he was Feds’ Municipal Affairs Commissioner and Speaker of Students’ Council. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (what is that?) and minors in English and Philosophy. Away from work and school, Andrew is a long-suffering, but ever-hopeful Toronto sports fan. During long losing streaks, he tries to chip away at his growing reading list, which includes stacks of classic novels, and anything written by Marilynne Robinson. 

Landon Tulk
Vice President, Western University Students’ Council (USC) 

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Nadia Bathish
Vice President (External Affairs), Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) 

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Nadia is a fifth year political science student at Brock University. As her time as a student, Nadia’s portfolio ranges from varsity soccer (as the left bench starter) all the way to sitting on council, numerous committees, and on the board of directors #GovLove. During down time, Nadia likes long walks on the beach and to reminisce about her time as a self-acclaimed semi-professional Jenga player. This year, Nadia is looking forward to advocating on behalf of students on all fronts, all while keeping her ig fresh and up to date.

Roch Goulet
President, Laurentian Students’ General Association (SGA-AGÉ) 

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Roch is a fourth-year Psychology and Concurrent Education student at Laurentian University. He has been advocating for students since serving as Student Trustee for the Renfrew County District School Board in 2013. He has been an influential member of the Laurentian community, founding and serving as president of a club, and volunteering with an organization that interacts with members of the Sudbury community with intellectual disabilities on a one-on-one basis. Through Conservation Sudbury, he has advocated for environmental sustainability as an Environmental Education Technician at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. In his free time, Roch enjoys competing and instructing tennis and volleyball.

Stephanie Bellotto
Vice President (University Affairs), Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union (WLUSU)

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Stephanie Bellotto is currently the Vice President: University Affairs for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union. She has been involved in various areas throughout her time on campus, including serving a term on the Students’ Union Board of Directors, was the Vice President of the Laurier Law Society, and volunteered with the Students’ Union Outreach Committee. Locally, Stephanie sits on the Honourable Bardish Chagger’s Waterloo Regional Youth Council, where she discusses important issues facing young people across Canada. Through her undergraduate degree in Political Science and volunteer experiences, Stephanie developed a passion for advocacy and a desire to represent the interests of Laurier students. Outside of her work, Stephanie likes to surround herself with her friends and family, eat food, blast Eminem, and talk about important issues.  

Ryan Deshpande
Vice President (Education), McMaster Students' Union (MSU)

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Ryan is graduating from the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization program at McMaster University. Coming from one of McMaster's most innovative, interdisciplinary programs, he aims to incorporate that into his year as VP Education. Over his undergraduate experience, Ryan has been involved in various avenues around campus including the McMaster Science Society and Residence Life through Welcome Week leadership. Most notably, Ryan was the former Director of MSU's Diversity Services, a service dedicated at creating an anti-racist, anti-oppressive environment at McMaster and in Hamilton. In addition to his school life, Ryan spends copious amounts of time consuming Beyoncé-related media, playing with his golden retriever, and analyzing foreign politics. He hopes to have a productive and meaningful year locally in Hamilton, throughout Ontario, and across Canada.

Chandra Narra
Vice President (University Affairs), Trent-Durham Students' Association (TDSA)

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Chandra is a fourth-year Business student at Trent University Durham. He worked at the Trent University’s residences as a Resident Advisor advocating for students and ensuring residence expectations have been met. He worked as a Community Advisor at the same residence as a liaison between students, staff, management, and university administration. Chandra was also involved in and around campus via Clubs and Groups, Open house events, Recruiting events, and President’s Distinguished Scholars Dinners. In the past six months, Chandra has been working towards addressing transportation issues that Trent Durham is facing. Chandra was elected as Trent Durham Student Association’s Vice President of University Affairs for the 2017-2018 academic year and wishes to continue advocating for students at Trent and across Ontario.

Victoria Lewarne
Academic Affairs Commissioner, Alma Mater Society (AMS) 

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Victoria is a recent graduate of Political Studies at Queen’s University, with a focus on international relations. She is currently serving as the Academic Affairs Commissioner for the Alma Mater Society, and is working with the university to promote the academic interests of the undergraduate student body. Victoria is particularly interested in advancing experiential learning opportunities, and cultivating an atmosphere of inquiry on campus. Having written an undergraduate thesis on topics pertaining to the international political economy, undergraduate research remains a topic close to her heart. Additionally, as the former chair of the Teaching Awards Committee, Victoria is passionate about the recognition of excellence in teaching and research mentorship. You can often find her alongside friends and family, quipping sub-par ‘dad’ jokes. However, due to her poor balance, aim, and coordination, Victoria enthusiastically avoids athletic ventures, for fear of injuring others.

Palmer Lockridge
Vice President (University Affairs), Alma Mater Society (AMS) 

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Palmer is a fifth year Life Sciences student at Queens University. He has been involved across Queen’s campus before his election to the AMS including serving two years on the Queen’s University Senate, one year as the Speaker for AMS Assembly and has worked on committees creating university policies surrounding non-academic misconduct and orientation week. Outside of school and work you can find Palmer exploring downtown Kingston on his continued quest to seek out the best pasta dish in the city. Palmer looks forward to engaging in issues facing the students of Queen’s University and post-secondary students across the province.