FREDERICTON, N.B. – Last week at the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) Foundations Conference, STUSU Vice-President Education, Emma Walsh, was elected to serve as the Director at Large, Advocacy, on CASA’s Board of Directors for the upcoming year.
“I am immensely honoured to have been selected to represent not only STU students, but students all across Canada for the coming year. As Director at Large, Advocacy, I plan on engaging students on a grassroots level through meaningful campaigns while effectively communicating the wants and needs of students in the postsecondary sector to the federal government,” said Emma Walsh, STUSU Vice-President Education.

CASA is a non-profit, non-partisan, student federal advocacy organization composed of 22 member student associations from across Canada, including the STUSU. CASA was established in 1995 and has since advocated for a postsecondary education sector in Canada that is accessible, affordable, innovative and one that delivers a high quality education.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to emphasize what the STUSU has to offer, and to take a more active role with CASA, which has benefited our students in numerous ways,” Walsh continued.

CASA Executive Director, Manjeet Birk, also commented on Walsh’s election to the Board.

“Every year, STUSU brings enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to CASA, to make sure their students’ concerns are heard at the federal level of government. Emma’s clear dedication to her students and passion for advocacy work has shown us that she will certainly be no exception, and we are sure she will be an incredible asset to our Board of Directors as we press for changes in the postsecondary system this year,” said Manjeet Birk, CASA Executive Director.

“Given our involvement at both the provincial and federal level, it is clear that the STUSU is going to have an exceptionally strong year in advocacy on behalf of our students,” said Walsh.

 

Media Contact: Brianna Workman, STUSU President, su_president@stu.ca, 506-460-0303.

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