Eli Ridder | Report

Two incumbents are running for elected office representing the University of Guelph-Humber once again: IGNITE Vice President Maheen Nazim is running for Senate and Board of Directors member Saffiya Lulat is running for vice president.

Link: Elections 2019

Nazim plans to seek the possibility of changing start times from 8 a.m. to an hour later to “accommodate commuter students”, include more free certifications as part of courses, continue advocating summer placement for kinesiology and psychology students.

Lulat wants to help improve financial security for students, improve the academic experience and “make students life on campus more comfortable [and] enjoyable,” according to brief version of her platform posted by her campaign account.

The Avro Post has reached out to both candidates for more information on their campaigns and will post more details as soon as they are received.

Voting for Nazim and the four Senate seats the University of Guelph-Humber has on the main Guelph campus started on Monday morning and goes until Friday. Students can vote for her and six other challengers via GryphMail.

Lulat will be taking questions from students at the IGNITE Mix and Mingle event on Wednesday, and will be challenging Carmen Duong and Megan Roopnarine for the vice presidency with voting scheduled for the end of the month.

Lulat gave her support to Maheen Nazim on social media and made several endorsements of other candidates, including Senate candidate Danya Elsayed and president candidate Margarita Bader.


Images from IGNITE.

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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