Eli Ridder | The Post

Board of Directors candidate Amelia Savoie vows to bring about honesty and transparency between IGNITE and the students it serves, the third year business student told the Post on Friday. 

“Students should vote for me because I truly do want to represent the Guelph-Humber voice,” Savoie said in a written statement, citing two years of experience in multiple leadership positions across the Humber Lakeshore and North Campuses.

“When I vote yes or no on a proposal that an executive member comes forward with, I want to make sure that my vote represents the majority of the Guelph-Humber student body, not just want I would like as a student.”

When asked about her platform, Savoie told the Post that gathering a large quantity of feedback from students, whether positive or negative, is important should she be elected, along with promoting IGNITE services and events to “more students”.

In a move unique to the Board of the Directors race so far, Savoie added the goal of increasing student voter turnout from 30 per cent to 45 per cent in an effort to “make sure that the students who are elected are representatives of the majority of the student body.”

Savoie, 21, is in the Business Program and is running for one of two slots designated for the University of Guelph-Humber.

“The Board of Directors is important as they are the top of the ladder of the organizational structure of IGNITE,” the candidate said, explaining that any major IGNITE changes needs to pass through the mixed student-faculty board.

“An example of this is when IGNITE rebranded from Humber Student’s Federation. This decision would have had to been approved from the Board of Directors, it’s the job of the Board of Directors to make sure that when they are represented.”

Genuine difference

Savoie aims to turn the words of her platform into actions that benefits students.

“I genuinely want to make a difference at Humber. I am not in it for the resume booster and the honorarium,” Savoie told the Post, describing disappointment in candidates with strong platforms who “don’t follow through.”

“I want to make sure that I genuinely follow through with what my platform has promised.

The candidate said that any students with questions should reach out on social media, encouraging those interested to search her first and last name “on all platforms” to get in contact.

More Elections coverage to follow. Image of campaign posters at the University of Guelph-Humber from the Post. 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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