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In a posting last week, IGNITE continued its Up Close video series that go in-depth with student leaders and programs, this time featuring University of Guelph-Humber Vice President Maheen Nazim.

“When I help other students its like I get this big smile on my face, and its exactly why I ran,” Ms. Nazim, a fourth year, starts off saying in a voice over at the beginning of the video.

“One of my main initiatives this year is focusing on student leadership,” she says, explaining that there are “so many amazing” students on campus but they “sometimes get lost” with the many opportunities offered all around them.

“So what I really want to focus and build on this year is creating more opportunities for students to participate in, as well as revisiting existing opportunities and making them even better,” Nazim explains.

“I’ve tried to fit IGNITE in several spaces,” the vice president continues, acknowledging the unique situation of Guelph-Humber students, and that she has worked to create “new partnerships” to “enhance” the student body and experience.

Nazim cited the Humber College Student Leadership Academy and¬†“Guelph opportunities” as examples of partnerships she worked on, without going into further detail.

Humber’s SLA, a program that many post-secondary institutions have their own version of, is a “free,¬†interactive program for students to explore and strengthen their leadership skills”, according to its webpage.

It is unclear whether the program is offered only to Humber students, so The Avro Post reached out to Nazim for clarification on if her saying she created a partnership involving the SLA meant Guelph-Humber students could join.

The IGNITE executive ended the video with a cheery note: “If I can just make our campus a little happier, a little better, and a little safer, that would be amazing.”

Image of the video from YouTube.

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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