With the newest class of executive elects set to take office on May 1st

SABVC was able to catch up with the new executives for a virtual panel-style interview. Grab a cup of coffee and read below to learn more about your 2020-2021 executive team!

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself

Gloria Agada:

I am Gloria Iye Agada, a first-year Disability studies student. I hail from Olamaboro Local Government Area of  Kogi State in Nigeria. I am loving, caring, spiritual and fun to be with, I put people’s interest first, ensuring they smile and are happy. I am especially passionate about the well being of disabled persons and I’m always going the extra mile to see to their happiness , so they can attain the quality of life they want. I always advocate for a better quality of life, especially for the elderly, so that they feel like they have a voice in the society we live in.  I love to travel around the world to make discoveries, sowing, listening to music.

Parpreet Singh:

My name is Parpreet Singh, and I am from Punjab, India. I am enrolled in the Business Administration Diploma. There are several interesting facts about me. For one, I am a great speaker. I am also a good team player and like to discuss plans with my team prior to putting our projects in motion. By the way, I am also a good chef too and love to try new things!

Tina Williams:

Hi, my name is Tina Williams and I am currently undertaking the Health and Human Services Management Program. I am originally from South Wales in the United Kingdom. An interesting fact about me is that I am a qualified massage therapist.

Q: What inspired you to run for office?

Gloria Agada:

I was inspired to run for this office to aid this noble association with my wealth of  experience and expertise. I want to improve the activities of the organisation. I also want to advocate for students to have a voice. Above all  I wish to lend a helping hand to students.

Parpreet Singh:

Actually, I am inspired by my dad. Since my childhood, I have seen my dad as a responsible man who has taken care of his personal and his professional life equally. So, I always wanted to be like him and be a responsible person. This position will give me an opportunity to practice the skills that I have learned from him!

Tina Williams:

The reason I decided to run for office was because I feel that students having a voice is imperative in the current situation and in the future of post-secondary education, and I believe that I would be a good advocate for this role.

Q: What kind of skills and experience do you bring to the SABVC executive team?

Gloria Agada:

With my extensive experience in financial management including planning, organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities of an organisation. I will ensure my duties are completed professionally and in a timely manner.

Parpreet Singh:

As I have been talking about my responsible nature, I think that is the best skill that I am going to bring to SABVC.  Along with this, I am a good planner and somewhat of a perfectionist. I always make sure that my plan is perfect so that it can go smoothly without any interruptions and drawbacks. 

Tina Williams:

I bring understanding, fairness and an unbiased attitude. I also bring organization, professionalism, dedication and experience in engagement and consultation which I feel can support all students, SABVC and Bow Valley College.

Q: What about your new responsibilities as an SABVC executive most excites you?

Gloria Agada:

Making sure of timely  payments and reports of all financial dealings to executives and council members, as well as to students. I will ensure the financial status of the association in a transparent and accurate.

Parpreet Singh:

I am excited to help the students who are in need of assistance. I look forward to being a voice for Bow Valley College students. 

Tina Williams:

I am excited to engage and learn more about the diverse student population across the campuses and learn what they have to say. I am also looking forward to learning more about SABVC and Bow Valley College as a whole.

Q: What activities/hobbies have you been doing to keep yourself busy while practicing social distancing?

Gloria Agada:

I have been keeping safe in this social distancing period via skypeing and  zooming to create awareness of COVID-19. I also love listing to music, making video calls to my family back in Nigeria.

Parpreet Singh:

In this quarantine time, I have been reading some novels and poetry books. These books have helped me to pass the time and have taught me so much. As we know, gyms are closed, so I am working out at home and going for evening walks. In the end, I would like to say to all of you this one thing: STAY HOME – STAY SAFE and KEEP OTHERS SAFE.

Tina Williams:

I have been trying to keep myself busy both mentally and physically by walking and reading daily. Spending time playing games with my family and pottering in the garden. I have also supported a local business in helping to sanitize local public areas and have provided some online volunteering.

By SABVC