Student candidates kick off campaigns for executive roles

Kathleen Jolly
News Reporter

The posters are lining the hallways of Humber campuses, and the Humber Games have kicked into high gear.

The day after reading week marked the start of campaigning for those running to be next year’s Humber Students’ Federation executives.

The candidates have until the week of March 10-14 to draw in votes.

“The campaigning stage is when candidates go up to students and let them know what their platform is and why they should vote for a particular student,” said HSF chief returning officer Natalia Toussaint.

Among the candidates are some familiar faces, including current HSF president Timothy Brilhante, who is running to be re-elected.


“I think it’s been a fantastic experience,” he said of his time as an executive, adding the student body has given him “strong encouragement.”

“I’m proud to be in this role,” he said.

Three candidates, including vice-president of student affairs at North campus, Kay Tracey, are challenging Brilhante.

There are 14 candidates running for the various vice-presidential positions, including Candace Pellew, seeking re-election to her current position of VP student affairs Lakeshore.

VP student affairs North candidate Inderjeet Kaur Sangha is willing to make special arrangements for this role.

“This is technically my last semester, but if I get elected I’m willing to come back and do another diploma just so I can do this position,” said Sangha.

“I feel I have more to offer the students. Over the past five years I’ve volunteered, worked on campus, in terms of doing positions where I help students,” she said.

Nine students are running to be elected to Board of Directors, including current Board of Director member Eric Collings, representing North campus.

Over the course of last week, students had a chance to talk to candidates through online forums set up on the HSF website. Three forums were set up, one for VP North candidates, one for VP Lakeshore, and one for presidential candidates.

As the weeks progress, students will have the opportunity to learn about each candidate, and choose who they want to represent them.

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