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About Us


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About Us


Established over 75 years ago, the St. Thomas University Students’ Union is a democratic body representing all students at St. Thomas University. The mission of the Students’ Union is to effectively represent and provide services to the students of St. Thomas University and to advocate the position of the organization before the University’s administration, municipal government, provincial ministries and federal departments. The Students’ Union strives to enhance the life and experience of students with a positive educational, social and cultural environment while attending St. Thomas University.

 

Mission statement 

“The Students’ Union is a democratically elected body, whose mission is to effectively represent and provide services to the students of St. Thomas University and to advocate the position of the organization before the University’s administration, municipal government, provincial ministries and federal departments. The Students’ Union strives to enhance the life and experience of students with a positive educational, social and cultural environment while attending St. Thomas University.”

– St. Thomas University Students’ Union Constitution Title III Section I

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Executives


Executives


 
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Philippe Ferland 

President: su_president@stu.ca

My name is Philippe Ferland and I’m your STUSU President. I am born in Chilliwack, B.C., but spent the majority of my life moving all around Canada and the United States. Currently I’m finishing up school by going into my fifth year and will have an honours in Great Books, and a double major in psychology and political science. In my free time, I like to play videos, work out at the gym, and cook.


As your Students’ Union President, I do the best I can to help students and am determined to achieve as many results there as possible. While a lot of my work is external or deals with the administration, I’m super approachable and always interested in hearing what you have to say. Whether it’s in JDH, class, the grocery store, Klub Krome, or a funeral, just say “hi!” and feel free to tell me about your general experience here at STU.  I will always enthusiastically respond to you and do everything I can to help!    

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Matt LeBlanc

Vice President Administration: su_vpadmin@stu.ca

I want to extend a warm welcome to all the new faces joining our cozy campus and to those returning for this 2017-18 academic year. As Vice-President Administration I am tasked with maintaining and improving students’ health & dental coverage, managing the Union budget, and overseeing clubs and societies. I am always willing to sit down with anyone and discuss issues specific to them, approaches or services we can bring to STU, or general ways we can improve the lives of students. It is our responsibility as STUSU executives to do all that we can to create the most welcoming and comforting campus environment attainable.

St. Thomas University is a tight-knit community of passionate, engaged, and empathetic leaders. It is a place where you will be pushed to your intellectual limits, provoked to ask the “why” questions, and invited to discover how you ought to live your life. It is a place where lifelong friendships will begin and where cherished memories will occur. It is, perhaps inevitably, a place that will soon become home.

Never hesitate to reach out to me at su_vpadmin@stu.ca.

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Brianna Workman

Vice President Education: su_vped@stu.ca

Hey STUdents! My name is Brianna Workman and I am unbelievably excited to be your Vice-President Education on the STUSU this year. I am a third year student majoring in Communications and Public Policy and Political Science. I am from Kemptville, Ontario. I hope that STU becomes your second home very quickly, just like it did for me a few years ago when I first came to here.

A big part of my job as Vice-President Education is working with the two advocacy organizations we are a part of –the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). Both of these organizations are made up of other member student unions (like us) on both a provincial and federal level. Together, as a team of student leaders, and with the help of NBSA and CASA staff, we advocate for students with the goal of influencing policy change within the provincial and federal government.

If you ever see me on campus, I would love to get to know you and chat. Here’s to another great year at STU! 

Jimy Beltran 

Vice President Student Life: su_vpsl@stu.ca

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students. I hope that you had a fantastic summer and are charged with new energy and enthusiasm for this academic year! As a VP Student Life, my job is to improve your university experience by planning activities and advocating for better student services. So, if you are having problems with the services offered by the school such as food and transportation, don’t hesitate to contact me so we can sit down and try to devise a solution.

St. Thomas is a small and active community. Therefore, I encourage you to participate – or continue to participate- in our campus activities, clubs, student government and sports. Your engagement is crucial to keeping the spirit of St. Thomas alive. I hope that in this new academic year you flourish both at a personal and an intellectual level. And remember that the STUSU is always here to support you. 

 
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Council Representatives


Council Representatives


Vanier Hall Representative (su_vanier@stu.ca) : Kyra Wilson Hi! My name is Kyra Wilson and I'm the President of Vanier Hall who is temporarily filling in for the position of Vice-President External for Vanier. My role is to be the connection between STUSU and Vanier, working to help the two bodies communicate so everyone knows whats going on in Vanier and at STU. I'm majoring in psychology and GRID and wil be going into my second year at STU.   

Vanier Hall Representative (su_vanier@stu.ca) : Kyra Wilson

Hi! My name is Kyra Wilson and I'm the President of Vanier Hall who is temporarily filling in for the position of Vice-President External for Vanier. My role is to be the connection between STUSU and Vanier, working to help the two bodies communicate so everyone knows whats going on in Vanier and at STU. I'm majoring in psychology and GRID and wil be going into my second year at STU. 

 

Holy Cross House Representative (su_harrington@stu.ca) : Hailey Frenette My name is Hailey Frenette and I’m the VP External for Holy Cross House. I’m a second year student majoring in Communications and Public Policy and History, and minoring in Criminology. In my position this year, I’m very excited to be involved in maintaining communication between my house and the STUSU.

Holy Cross House Representative (su_harrington@stu.ca) : Hailey Frenette

My name is Hailey Frenette and I’m the VP External for Holy Cross House. I’m a second year student majoring in Communications and Public Policy and History, and minoring in Criminology. In my position this year, I’m very excited to be involved in maintaining communication between my house and the STUSU.

Chatham Hall Representative (su_chatham@stu.ca) : Gabby Kennedy "My name is Gabby Kennedy and I'm the House President of Chatham Hall for the 2017-2018 school year. I'm planning on majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing and minoring in Sociology.  I'm extremely excited to plan some great events for all of you  STUdents and helping out in any way that I can!

Chatham Hall Representative (su_chatham@stu.ca) : Gabby Kennedy

"My name is Gabby Kennedy and I'm the House President of Chatham Hall for the 2017-2018 school year. I'm planning on majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing and minoring in Sociology. 

I'm extremely excited to plan some great events for all of you 

STUdents and helping out in any way that I can!

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Employees


Employees