Maja Jocson is elected to be the new President of IGNITE, beating her closest opponent, Lance Constantine, by 379 votes.
The results are 69 per cent of Guelph-Humber students are in favour of the interval, offered at many post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Despite IGNITE’s $400,000 rebranding exercise in the last year to draw more attention to the work of student government, only about 20 people showed up for the discussion while another 16 tuned in to Facebook to watch the forum online.
Three days before University of Guelph-Humber students vote for a fall Reading Week, they were invited to Ignite’s information session structured as a debate on Wednesday.
IGNITE held its first Real Talks event of the year on Wednesday, which brought to Humber two individuals who shared their remarkable stories in hopes to inspire students who attended.
“Whenever we play desi music at any of our events, like frosh, there is so much excitement in the crowd,” said Humber Ignite vice-president, Ammar Abdul-Raheem.
Ammar Abdul-Raheem, INGITE Vice-President of Student Life, said the team that planned the event based their decision to get DJs on a previous survey showing rap, hip-hop and R&B were the most popular genres among students.
Many students are confused as to why the Humber Students’ Federation rebranded as Ignite over the summer and whether it was $400,000 well spent.