Eli Ridder | Exclusive

Vice President Maheen Nazim, who represents University of Guelph-Humber students, told The Avro Post on Wednesday that she dropped her plans to launch an IGNITE app that would offer student services.

Nazim two months ago declined to comment on the app pledge, a key part of her platform during the IGNITE elections campaign season in March that saw her elected with 412 ballots in favour.

The fourth year instead told The Avro Post that the mobile IGNITE app would “not be an initiative this year”, explaining that “student communications” would be her focus.

Nazim said that the work would “include the collaboration of technology and IGNITE to help foster better communication”, without going into further specifics.

An analysis by The Avro Post in consultation with mobile technology experts found that an IGNITE app with all the services Nazim wanted would cost roughly $100,000.

More details to follow. Image of Maheen Nazim from IGNITE website.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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