Eli Ridder | Report

In a posting last week, IGNITE continued its Up Close video series that go in-depth with student leaders and programs, this time featuring Humber College North Campus Vice President Jeremy Largo Afonso.



“I want to make sure that IGNITE is recognized by students as not only a safe space but where anyone can speak out and be heard in terms of what type of school they want to be at,” Afonso says in a voice over.

The vice president cites “academic advocacy and international student engagement, including courses for student success” as two of his main initiatives, saying that they are the most important to him.

“I’m making sure that they have the important skills that will help them out in the workplace,” the Humber student continues.

Academic advocacy was a top campaign platform item for Afonso during the the IGNITE election season last spring, however, the vice president has not yet addressed re-opening Linx Lounge as a bar and new study spaces.

“It gives me a lot of joy on the inside to see other students coming up to me at the end of the day and letting me know that they’ve had success in getting a course placement properly done and they have access to everything that they need here at Humber,” Afonso continues.

“I’m really motivated by student happiness and student success because that makes me feel like I actually adequately did my duty and my role here.”

The Avro Post has reached out to Jeremy Afonso for comment.


Image of Jeremy Afonso from the YouTube video.

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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