Steering Committee

Danny Chang - President
Vice President, Western University Students' Council (USC)

Danny is currently the Vice-President of the University Students’ Council (USC) at Western University. A working student, Danny recently completed his third year pursuing a degree in Astrophysics & Economics. Throughout his time at Western, he has been committed to improving the post-secondary education system and to continuously empower student success. He has been involved in various areas during his time at Western, serving as the President of the Science Students’ Council, Chair of the USC Advocacy Standing Committee, and notably, working in Toronto as the OUSA Research Intern last summer. Outside of student advocacy, Danny enjoys an active lifestyle, playing music, and trying new foods.

Shannon Kelly - VP Finance

Vice President (University Affairs), Wilfrid Laurier University Student Union (WLUSU)

Shannon will (knock on wood) obtain her Bachelors in Business Administration in August 2018. Shannon sparked a passion for policy and advocacy in high school as a Student Trustee for the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board and was able to further pursue this in University as a Director of the Students' Union Board of Directors, and as the University Affairs Outreach Committee Coordinator. This past year Shannon held the role of Associate Vice President of University Affairs where she advocated for students primarily on the municipal level. Shannon is excited to tie all of this experience into her role this upcoming year! In her spare time, Shannon enjoys reading, drinking tea, cracking cheesy jokes, going on adventures and looking at cute animal memes. 

Julia Göllner - VP Administration & Human Resources
Academic Affairs Commissioner, Alma Mater Society (AMS)

Julia is currently the Academic Affairs Commissioner of the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University. She has been involved in various areas thorough her time on Queen’s campus, including serving as the Chair of the Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics Conference. Through an education in Political Studies and History, she has developed a passion for political theory, foreign and public policy, and government relations. A coffee elitist and self-proclaimed foodie, and a lover of all things academic, if you are looking for her – Julia can usually be found reading!

Matthew Gerrits
Vice President (Education), Federation of Students (Feds)

Matthew is currently serving as VP Education at Feds, and is a candidate for Bachelor of Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo. He has served for one year on both the Feds Students’ Council and Board of Directors respectively, and is beginning his second year as Senator At-Large for the University of Waterloo Senate. He is excited for the opportunity to advocate on open educational resources, experiential learning, and better financial support for Ontario’s universities and undergraduate students. In his down time, Matt can be found reading up on Canadian/US politics and world events, relaxing or working on the family farm, intramural Ultimate Frisbee or, most likely, catching up on sleep.  

Kathryn Kettle
Vice President (Policy & Advocacy), Students' General Association (SGA-AGÉ)

Kathryn is entering her fifth year of Biomedical Biology at Laurentian University. She is serving as the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Students’ General Association for the 2018/19 academic year. Previously, Kathryn was involved with the SGA as a student staff member and as a V-Crew volunteer. She is also an active organizer of Laurentian’s Relay for Life event. Kathryn is passionate about the environment, and can often still be found at the nearby Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, her past workplace. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys playing piano and guitar, being on the water at camp, and spending time with her dog, Riley. She looks forward to advocating for students during her term and is excited for what the next year has to bring!

Stephanie Bertolo
Vice President (Education), McMaster Students' Union (MSU)

Stephanie is graduating from the Arts & Science program at McMaster with a minor in Community Engagement Studies. Previous to being Vice-President (Education) of the McMaster Students Union, she was the Associate Vice-President (Municipal Affairs), where she advocated for better transit and safer student housing. Outside her work, Stephanie enjoys baking, rock climbing, and hanging out in local coffee shops.

Beth Lindsay
Vie President (University Affairs), Trent-Durham Students' Association (TDSA)

Beth is in her final year of Honours History at Trent University, and is currently serving as Vice President of University Affairs at Trent Durham’s Student Association. She was employed on campus for several years as a Student Photographer and Student Grader. For four years, Beth has advocated for Women’s Issues on campus and fundraising for shelters in the local community. Beth is excited to advocate for accessibility issues and access to improved transportation options on the Trent Durham Campus. Her interests include practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai, watching documentaries, attending cultural events and spending time with her dog Bean.

Munro Watters

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

Munro is in her third year of Political Studies at Queen’s University, and is currently serving as the Vice President of University Affairs of the Alma Mater Society. Prior to assuming her position, she has been involved in several areas, but with a particular focus on Orientation Week which she has been heavily involved in since the beginning of her time at Queen’s. Having also worked as a Parliamentary Guide, this opportunity allowed her to be exposed to government from a unique perspective, affording her a unique outlook on the processes and decisions. Outside of her work, you can find Munro either curating playlists, talking to her mom on the phone in French, or falling over due to her poor coordination. As a self-proclaimed camp counselor extraordinaire, if you need words of encouragement look no further.