IGNITE ELECTION: VP candidates for Lakeshore

Graham Budgeon

Budgeon is a second-year Bachelor of International Development student.

What inspired your decision to run?
Being a current Board Director with IGNITE – my core responsibility is advocating on behalf of the students. My job, along with other co-curricular/leadership activities such as being a Peer Mentor with FYE, requires me to engage proactively and interact with the student body.

What would you improve about Humber?
I personally want to take a grassroots approach to helping students. Improve IGNITE communications first so students are aware of absolutely everything Lakeshore has to offer. Improve the protection of student rights and advocacy, so when they face issues like the Strike Relief Fund, Food on Campus, or difficulties with Faculty, students don’t feel helpless and powerless.

What is your favourite thing about Humber?
I love Humber College’s Diversity. Diversity in programs, diversity in backgrounds, diversity in interests, diversity of campuses. Honestly, the more different perspectives, values, and beliefs on campus the better.

Name three characteristics that make you a good candidate for Vice-President.
Leadership, Commitment, and Empathy.


Joshua Davenport

Davenport remained unavailable for comment as of press time.


Layna Lubimiv

Lubimiv is in her fourth-year of the Bachelor’s Child and Youth Care.

What inspired your decision to run?
I have been involved with the student union for just under 3 years. I have always seen myself as a passionate activist through all of my education, as I have typically taken on a student leader position within my communities

What would you improve about Humber?
Communication can make or break group projects, networking contacts, relationships with peers and professors, as well as the relationship of the student to the student union. Mental and physical wellness is also a priority for my campaign. I am pleased to see this year, Humber implemented free counselling resources on campus for students, however, I am sure many would argue this is not enough.

What is your favourite thing about Humber?
My favourite thing is the community of students. Without immersing myself into the opportunities that I shared in why I chose to run, I doubt that I would have met the body of students I have the privilege of calling friends, peers and coworkers.

Name three characteristics that make you a good candidate for Vice-President.
I am passionate, knowledgeable, resourceful, and honest.


Khatira Mahmoodi

Mahmoodi is a third-year Bachelor of International Development student.

What inspired your decision to run?
I worked with Student engagement department, International centre as an international student Ambassador, IDW (international development institution), Leadership Academy and currently, volunteering with FYE. My experience with all these departments inspired my decision to run for vice president. I want students to go to their student representation body without hesitating.

What would you improve about Humber?
I want to improve food services on Campus. I want our food to be a representation of our diverse values. There is very less diverse options for food. The food is very expensive, many students have to work, study, pay for tuition, therefore, I want cheaper food with options Humber has great promotions but often these promotions don’t reach students. I want to make sure students take advantage of the services.

What is your favourite thing about Humber?
There is many but a few include our very diverse campuses, the lake at Lakeshore if that counts and lastly, L building because it’s 24/7.

Name three characteristics that make you a good candidate for Vice-President.
Open minded. Punctual. Fun.


Vice-President Q&As compiled by Caitlyn Clancey and Vannesia Crayton.
All photos courtesy of IGNITE unless otherwise noted.

 

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