Virtual All Candidates Forum

Welcome to SABVC’s Virtual All Candidates Forum for the 2020-2021 Executive Election.

Each candidate has been asked 8 questions specific to their position. Please see those questions, and each candidates’ answers, below.

Director of Finance

Candidate: Gloria Agada

1. What experience do you have with financial management?

I have a 9 years financial management experience working for a Non-governmental organisation funded by Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Bank, President’s Emergency Plans for AIDS Relief (PERFER) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide HIV/AIDS treatment, Vulnerable Children care and support services. As a finance officer, I managed USD 20 million budget over a 5year period. I developed project and yearly strategic planed budget for the organisation which help in the execution of project activities. I disbursed funds, tracked budget and expenses for each activity and project to ensure that project implementation where within scope and budget. In addition, I ensured proper record keeping that helped the organisation to provide accountability for each grant to the respective donors. I managed payroll and ensured prompt payment of staff stipends and salaries. I prepared quarterly and annual financial reports for each projects and present annual financial report to donors, internal and external stakeholders. I also helped the organisation to forecast, tracked budget and advise the organisation on financial matters thereby influencing the management operational and decision making.

2. If elected, you will have to present the budget at the Annual General Meeting, which is mandatory for all student leaders. Can you tell us of a time when you had to give an important presentation in front of a large group?

I had presented to a large group on several occasions at conferences, in-class and online. In presenting at these fora, I used different presentation methods including PowerPoint, lectures, focal group discussion, feedback and audio visuals method. When presenting, I spoke clearly and presented the information in a coincide and comprehensive format using

terminologies that were easy to understand. I maintained eye contacts with the audience and kept professional posture.

For example, during the 2020 mental health week, I made a presentation on a national TV about the Bow Valley College contribution to the student’s mental health and well-being. I made a video presentation on anti bulling day “Pink Shirt Day” and what students need to know about Pink Shirt Day with 263 online views.

I presented amended policy on role of students’ council chair to the general council, I presented annual budget of my organisation to Internal and External stakeholders including donors and partners with 50 stakeholders in attendance. Among my recent presentations are; “Mental Health, Positive Behavior Strategies, Teaching Methods” to 40 students, Teaching method on PBS with 20 attendees including teachers of Renfrew Educational Service (Park Place).

Other presentations include 2019 annual tax computation for staff at the national tax conference,” the 60th annual conference of Association of Nigeria Geographers” with 150 participants.

Annual budget of geography student association to the students at the AGM with over 100 students’ in attendance.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

I have a good interpersonal relation and ability to forester relationship with people at all levels. I trust people and respect people’s opinions. To foster a positive working relationship with general council, below are my propose actions:

Maintain an open communication via memos, email and calls to share information with the General Council.

Seek input on financial matter from the general council for decision making.

During meetings, usage of active listening strategy and seek clarification where needed to ensure proper understanding.

Provide prompt feedback and accept criticism on issues related to student finances.

Maintain confidentiality of information.

4. The Director of Finance has to be an excellent communicator. Often the role must provide feedback on spending. How would you address a fellow student leader who had overspent their budget?

I will be using three stage approach in managing overspending (identification, evaluation and control):

Assessment/Identification of budget gaps by providing realistic and evidence-based data to show the budget gaps and situation of overspending.

Review, monitor and evaluate the circumstance that lead to the overspending.

Control future occurrence by providing early feedback to guide future expense and budget tracking information.

Advice on the implication of overspending and importance of budget tracking for decision making which including creating awareness for such leader on financial management.

Follow-up with frequent meetings and support to ensure the implementation of controls.

Where correction action does not yield the expected result, I will follow up by escalating to the appropriate authority for a review, direction and further support to control the budget.

5. Why did you choose to run for Director of Finance?

I have gained adequate and quality experience, qualification, knowledge and skills required for this position. It is an opportunity to use my board based international and local experience to support a reportable international organisation like BVC and especially SABVC.

I have the ability, knowledge and skills to oversee the finance department, establishing organisation budgets and conduct risk assessments on business initiatives. conducting financial assessments and generating reports.

I have the capability to ensure that the accounting and economic aspects of the organisation remain viable by implementing measures that aims toward profitable, long-term growth and development of the organisation.

As outline in question 1 above, I have extensive experience in financial management including planning, organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities of

organisation. My financial audit experience is a valuable tool to the success of this role. I conducted financial audit using iAuditor tools.

I am competent in the use of Microsoft office and other financial tools like SPSS. I use PowerPoint for my presentations, write reports using Microsoft words and manage data using excel sheet.

For effective financial management system that requires a competent person to take such a responsibility, it will be a privilege for me as the Director of Finance to provide effective representation, a positive campus experience, and exceptional support services for all BVC learners.

6. In your opinion, what skills does it take to be a leader?

In my opinion, the skills required to be a leader include coaching, mentorship, supervision, effective and accurate communicator. Other qualities include: Good attitude, accommodate others, must be responsible, must be open to ideas and constructive criticism, a good team player, good listener, not judgemental, energetic, self-motivated, steady, trustworthy, easy to approach, transparent, focused, respect others, encourage feedback, operate a bottom top approach and must obey the golden rule (don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you).

7. What are your priorities as a student executive, if elected to this position?

My priorities if elected to this position shall be to: Identification and assessment of the gaps in the 2020/2021 fiscal year, Prepare 2021/2022 budget for the association, keep all financial

record of the association, prepare and present the budget to student in a clear and understandable form, document all financial reports during the 2020/2021 fiscal year,

Oversee financial operations of the association, manage and provide ongoing personnel accounts, conduct weekly and monthly financial assessments and generate repots to submitted to the executive team and general council, establish budgets in accordance with the requirements of the association, allot funds for events and work with the ED & Control officer to ensure they stay on budget line track, develop annual financial plans and projections for the association and conduct analysis of financial risks and benefits. Take minutes during executive and general council meeting

8. SABVC is an organization for students. What are your thoughts on spending money on events attended by either alumni or the general public?

Alumni and the general public are very important to the growth and development of the SABVC. Participation of alumina and the general public can be an opportunity to raise funds for SABVC activities via donation, networking with alumni and the general public can create an opportunity for short or long-time job offer. In my opinion, spending money on events attended by either alumni or general public is very important, however, such event should be planned for at the beginning of each fiscal year and special funding stream should be considered to raise appropriate fund for that specific event.

 

Director of Internal Affairs

Candidate: Mlak (Angel) Abu Gosh

1. Bow Valley College has a diverse population. How would you connect with members outside of your social circle? Be specific.

As a woman, I have the power to create, change, and make a difference through connection, nurture and transform change in a positive way. I will arrange social activities that allow students to meet and greet, engage in diverse social circles and meetings with students, perhaps over coffee. I will create a SABVC social connection group where I encourage and invite students to connect, share and support with one another or, it could be just to have a good time, a place where the students of Bow valley college can have the sense of belonging and connectivity no matter who they are or where they are from.

2. Bow Valley College has a population that is 75% domestic, yet we see a lack of representation of domestic students. If elected, how would you increase engagement with our domestic members?

It is known that International students are the one receiving

more social support, due to the dysfunctional coping strategies and they have greater incongruence between their expectations and experiences of students’ life.

I would provide high-quality support and orientation programs

to domestic students, to enhance their social support and coping strategies, which, as demonstrated, are lacking.

For example, I will make it easy for them to get involved with the programs, it is only natural when the focus on international students’ needs, the domestic students get left behind and face struggles due to the fact “taking-it-for-granted” that domestic students manage it well.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

By craving friendship and positive interactions, the better the relationship with the General Council the happier and more productive I will be. I will establish a healthy relationship that is built on trust, supported by mutual respect and mindfulness, cherished by welcoming diversity and an open communication. The aim is an effective communication skill to achieve great management

4. What is your priority as an Executive with SABVC?

My top priority is to listen, and demonstrate discipline through my actions to achieve peak performance to help, serve and support learners of Bow Valley College. It is the understanding of commitment and to my role as an executive to be honest, clear and straight, to be authentic– be myself, to have the integrity of my words and actions.

5. What qualities do you feel it takes to be an effective leader?

It is very easy to describe an effective leader, in fact, everyone can, however, standing by those exact words is what makes an effective one.  Having effective communication skills such as listening and responding instead of hearing and reacting under pressure, just like we nurses are trained to do so, fairness in diversity and multiculturism, to be humble and respectful, work hand-in-hand with team members, remember we are stronger together. Foster creativity and innovation, be supportive and encouraging because great leaders have great visions.

6. Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female, yet we see a lack of female leadership. If elected, how would you encourage women to run for council?

Women are astonishing, brilliant and burst out passionately. We are strong, and invincible under pressure, in fact, women leaders deliver more. It is in our nature that we multitask, nurture and develop continuously. Motivated by challenges, and great communicators, our dreams are big, and we defy the odds. The diversity at Bow Valley College is the key to improve the organization’s effectiveness, YOU (women) are a natural, there is nothing should hold you back from making a change, a difference, it is already in you to be exceptional, you make it effortlessly, you have a powerful voice, you are extraordinary and you always rise above.

7. This role has the opportunity to work with council on creating two events, (no outside parties). If elected, what sort of events would you want council to approve?

  • A Multicultural Festival

It is a festival celebrating cultural diversity on campus where different cultures and backgrounds present the best of their traditions from all over the world (stations of different cultures and backgrounds, where each station presents 5-10 unique attributes of each culture, food can be served, a dance, language, cultural clothing. A multiculturalism day that offers to share the culture engages with the tradition).

  • College Hiking Club – Hiking Trails for Bow Valley College Students

Away from the quizzes and group projects, midterms and finals, a hiking trail trip that offers an outstanding experience for Bow Valley College students to engage in an open activity in easy on-trail hiking. An awesome way of engaging with students through a fun adventure involving walking path away from the daily monotony, a long-distance, inhale the fresh air, observe the beauty of nature and absorb all the good/positive energy from the earth.

8. This role is responsible for assisting members with concerns they may be having on campus. What strategies would you employ to assist members, while maintaining a positive working relationship with Bow Valley College?

I will communicate through vision, in other words, it comes in simplicity, authenticity, receiving and giving feedback, Conversation is the key.

Meet often, deliver the message and strive to balance the connection. Above all, I am an ambassador of the Student Association of Bow Valley College which thrives on finding a better option/solution for students by having the students back, but yet to maintain a positive relation with BVC through honesty and respect.

 

Candidate: Yashpreet Badwal

1. Bow Valley College has a diverse population. How would you connect with members outside of your social circle? Be specific.

Being from India which is a diverse nation I have a way of dealing with people from different background. Moreover I can use social platforms like instagram and facebook to connect with students and can gain insight into the problems they face and can also arrange meeting time to time in person with students so that i could know about the problems they face and can lead their way to a better and secure future in Bow valley college.

2. Bow Valley College has a population that is 75% domestic, yet we see a lack of representation of domestic students. If elected, how would you increase engagement with our domestic members?

Though three quaters of the population in Bow valley is domestic but still they lack representation in the college to change this whole fact I would arrange session for domestic students in which they would be encouraged to take part in college activities. I would try to introduce activities which could decrese the gap between international and domestic students so they could get to know about each other and could engage in activities with each other thus leading to increase in their representation in the college.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

Yes, working with the General council is extremely important. I will create a team charter in order to address the responsibilities and work together more effectively

4. What is your priority as an Executive with SABVC?

My priority as an Executive with SABVC will be to put all my efforts to reduce the increase in fees structure and also increase student engagement with SABVC. I’ll be the voice of students and will make sure that i am easily approachable by the students for their concers and enquiries.

5. What qualities do you feel it takes to be an effective leader?

An effective leader must have honest communication with their teams and must demonstrate Integrity.People should feel free to come up directly to the leaders and talk about any issue’s or ideas they want to share .It is very important for an effective leader to keep their promises and set the right examples by leading it. A good leader must know how to make quick difficult decisions with slight or restricted information and should support and inspire others to achieve their goals.last but not the least, leaders should develop humility, rather then focusing on self benefit, a leader must focus on team dynamics and how they can assist each and every individual.

6. Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female, yet we see a lack of female leadership. If elected, how would you encourage women to run for council?

Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female,yet we see a lack of female leadership. Being a women myself, I would love to encourage other women to run for council by empowering them.Leadership is not for fun rather leadership is to bring the change so I’ll try to educate and give women confidence to make that change.It is Rightly said that women bring a different perspective based on a different set of life experiences so I’ll help women explore their curiosity around a run for the council. I’ll cheer women’s from all walks of life to explore the possibility by tackling the barriers to elected leadership.

7. This role has the opportunity to work with council on creating two events, (no outside parties). If elected, what sort of events would you want council to approve?

I want council to approve events which promote multicultural involvement where both domestic and international students can come together and get to know more about each other. Also I want to organize events like treasure hunt, short film making by the students, Fashion shows, culinary contest where students can showcase their talents and engage with other students easily.

8. This role is responsible for assisting members with concerns they may be having on campus. What strategies would you employ to assist members, while maintaining a positive working relationship with Bow Valley College?

We can arrange meetings in safe and confidential area to maintain the privacy of the members to find out as much as we can and if i see a team member being engaged in any unhelpful behaviour I’ll work to address it quickly.

 

Candidate: Sumaiya Saleem

1. Bow Valley College has a diverse population. How would you connect with members outside of your social circle? Be specific.

One of the biggest attractions for me in coming to Canada and joining Bow Valley College was the promise of getting to interact & work with a more diverse group of people. Coming from India, which is known for its diversity, mingling with people outside my immediate social circle is something I am familiar with. I believe that to have long lasting fruitful relationships with newer people is facilitated by common interests. I plan to devote my time into organising such activities which not only opens the doors to connect with new people for me but fosters the same in others.

I have the following specific ideas to achieve this:

Media Cell: One of the major concerns of many students is that they never know which event is happening when and where? There are different committees, running their respective online accounts that post about their upcoming events. Not every student gets to follow all these pages and scattered information is hard to keep track of! Therefore, I want to come up with a “Media Cell” that will be a team comprising of Students Editors, Reporters and Photographers dedicated solely to creating strong social media of upcoming events in campus, cover them and upload photographs and a reports of that event the same day, even give live coverage of the many achievements of the students of BVC, big or small. It will be like a News Agency, which will bring students from various programs together as this team needs a very wide variety of skillset! (Video available on online Fb and IG Pages)

Hobby Clubs: People who love to dance always come together. I have myself experienced it and have also learned Phillipino dance from my Phillipino friends and we even danced on Indian songs where I taught them. We all thoroughly enjoyed this exchange of cultural dance forms! (Video available on online Fb and IG Pages). Art loving people can come together to exchange the different art forms they know. Imagine a canvas painter from Calgary learning how to make Rangoli from an International Student from India and so on.

Expeditions: Another thing that brings multi-cultured people together is trekking, outdoor picnic, having fun outside the walls of the campus in fresh air! SABVC can take a group of interested students on short hikes, camping etc. in summer to create lifetime of memories. People these days do not mind spending on travelling and seeing new places close to nature.

2. Bow Valley College has a population that is 75% domestic, yet we see a lack of representation of domestic students. If elected, how would you increase engagement with our domestic members?

Speaking from personal experience, the domestic students have a family to go back to at the end of the day. To go an extra mile, stay an extra hour in campus to do something may not be the most lucrative choice. We need to bring them out of their comfort zone and can hold some events/meet ups that involve bringing in their family member occasionally. Organize meet ups where they can get their fur babies to college. This will usher a feeling of seeing college as their second home! We should create a special program where international students are paired with domestic students to make sure the domestic students become more involved and learn about different cultures at the same time.

Another reason why there can be a lack of representation of domestic students is that they represent the local and a more widely prevalent culture. The International students end up getting more representation as they are out of the ordinary in this context. A good approach towards increasing the domestic representation would be to celebrate the local culture. Even the international students will appreciate this as they are here looking for the same – an authentic Canadian experience.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

I follow the mantra of S L T S: This means Smile, listen, think and speak! These four things are so essential to minimize incorrect decisions. This mantra works at every workplace. If you look at someone with a smile, listen to them carefully, pause and think for some time and then speak carefully, there are less chances of offending anyone and creating a negative relationship.

4. What is your priority as an Executive with SABVC?

 

Student representation is my priority as an executive with SABVC. My campaign Motto says, “I am here to hear”. I try to be approachable and gel well with people of different cultures. Fortunately, I face absolutely no problem in interacting with and understanding people and this makes me an effective middleman between the students and the college. I am an ardent listener and an empathiser. I am determined to listen to everybody and take action that would be the best in the given circumstances.

5. What qualities do you feel it takes to be an effective leader?

Empathy! A leader is someone who knows everything about his team members, even their worst fears, and still does not judge them, rather open his hands to peoples’ problems and concerns. With time I have gotten better at understanding each persons’ perspective, as to why and what he did and under what circumstances, given my experience as a practicing lawyer in New Delhi, India. Another thing that is required is foresightedness and being fearless. Being ready to go an extra mile. Understanding the importance of justice and fairness. Convincing power and good communication with the students.

6. Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female, yet we see a lack of female leadership. If elected, how would you encourage women to run for council?

This is the point where I would say that being a woman myself is an advantage, because representation matters so much! Being able to se see yourself in someone and envision yourself like that is of great importance. I would like to cite the example of how seeing Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie motivated so many women to be what she was – a leader – outspoken, assertive and smart. It made so many girls realise that these are not negative traits in a woman, and this is something they can also be. Yet, apart from representation, there are many practical steps that can be taken to encourage more women to run for council.

  • Recruiting more women to run the various events which SABVC organises.
  • Provide the women working for SABVC with guidance and commendations.
  • Making sure that women have equal weightage to their opinions as other members.
  • Run groups which are women -oriented, for example , an initiative of SABVC should be to support single mothers by forming support groups and bringing in legislative help for them

7. This role has the opportunity to work with council on creating two events, (no outside parties). If elected, what sort of events would you want council to approve?

  • Have our very own POWWOW celebration that includes many types of traditional dances, music and regalia with significant prizes. This promotes the indigenous culture at the same time.
  • Debating events which will give chance to students to use their skills they acquire from their respective programs.

8. This role is responsible for assisting members with concerns they may be having on campus. What strategies would you employ to assist members, while maintaining a positive working relationship with Bow Valley College?

I plan to continue operating my current campaign pages that have already attracted students who message me about their concerns. I want to put myself out there, always be available. I am not afraid of being held accountable for what I say. I am sure I will be able to create a relationship of trust with students. I want to focus on being super approachable. We can also look at having an occasional townhall meeting to address concerns

 

Candidate: Ajayvir Singh

1. Bow Valley College has a diverse population. How would you connect with members outside of your social circle? Be specific.

Being able to effectively incorporate different people and communities at Bow Valley is imperative. I have been fortunate enough to have spoken at International Learners Preparation Day, have volunteered with various organization and lead the SSA club as an executive which has allowed me to network with the broad Bow Valley community. With a strong network outside of Bow Valley I will leverage personal and professional connections to build rapport with those from other communities. Also, working internally with different established groups and strong using social media as a tool for outreach.

2. Bow Valley College has a population that is 75% domestic, yet we see a lack of representation of domestic students. If elected, how would you increase engagement with our domestic members?

It is always very important to understand what matters to students. Each leader has their own personal biases which will skew the way they do things. To be able to effectively get domestic and non domestic students engaged we will initially work to do survey and focus groups to understand what students want.

From there we will create leaders and ambassador within different student groups especially domestic student ambassador and use the power of word of mouth to get students out. Students will come out if we are hosting events and doing things that resonate with them and that they care about. We will make students stakeholders in projects and work together to make Bow Valley better.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

I respect everyone’s values and thoughts through which I would love to engage with them. I will consult with council before making any decision which shows respect to their designation. Always seeking to have a collaboration between different groups and focus on the bigger picture. Always understanding different perspective and engaging as many people during the decision making process including the General Council.

4. What is your priority as an Executive with SABVC?

My main focus will be student engagement and student success. Making an integrated approach to engage as many students and increasing the level of engagements at Bow Valley. Really understanding the needs of students and working to make them happen.  A few examples would be: increasing loan period for laptops, books and raising awareness regarding the financial aids at the college will lead to student’s success

5. What qualities do you feel it takes to be an effective leader?

Effective leaders are those who are inherently seeking to better the lives of others. Effective leaders live by example and inspire change. Leaders are those that work to understand the strengths of those the works with and helping those same people work on their weaknesses. Strong leaders understand they do not know everything and so are lifelong learners who seek guidance from those with experience. Being an effective leader is being someone who is committed, strong willed and willing to do whatever it takes to make change happen.

6. Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female, yet we see a lack of female leadership. If elected, how would you encourage women to run for council?

SABVC council includes six females out of the nine people in council. Yes, there is a lack of engagement with females running in council. To help stimulate change I believe we must understand the challenges these females face and empower them to be leaders. We should also have special programs in place that encourage females to become leaders and engage with external communities organizations with a female focus and collaborate with them. Another way of encouraging increased engagement is to organise  special events like: stressless challenge, female fitness and special vlog section in student newspaper  for female population. This will increase their engagement in different events and they will be encouraged to run for council.

7. This role has the opportunity to work with council on creating two events, (no outside parties). If elected, what sort of events would you want council to approve?

The events through which we can work towards to improve the mental health, physical fitness, and success in peer’s studies would be something which I want to the council to approve.

I will also want to save the SABVC funds and find other alternatives for the success of the events.

8. This role is responsible for assisting members with concerns they may be having on campus. What strategies would you employ to assist members, while maintaining a positive working relationship with Bow Valley College?

Being a Director of Internal Affairs is a job which requires more interaction with the members.

I will make myself available for the students. So that any member can approach me for their concerns. And I will always be ready to fight  for the rights of the members. At the same time always keeping an open communication channel with Bow Valley to voice our challenges and work collaboratively to find mutually beneficial solutions.

Candidate: Papreet Singh

1. Bow Valley College has a diverse population. How would you connect with members outside of your social circle? Be specific.

Although Bow Valley College is having a diverse population, yet it will be my task to connect with everyone and for this purpose I will try to meet new people on the regular bases and keep my door open for everyone. I too encourage everyone to participate in the community events as well as influence them to go for voluntary tasks; this will help in establish myself as a person of value. Moreover, I would love to organize the multicultural events at the bow valley campus to involve everyone and encourage them to show their talent.

2. Bow Valley College has a population that is 75% domestic, yet we see a lack of representation of domestic students. If elected, how would you increase engagement with our domestic members?

Most of the students knows about the SABVC but they are not fully involved in the operation of SABVC. So, for the enhancement of the engagement of domestic students I will direct them to become the part of various clubs which will be a bridge for connecting them with SABVC. For this, we can inform the students by visiting their classes, communicating and using social media. Also, we can encourage them to involve in the voluntary works which will help in building a good relationship between domestic students and SABVC. Moreover, some specific events can be arranged that will attract the domestic students and revolve around them, so that they can show interest in the organization work.

3. Working well with General Council is extremely important. How would you work on fostering a positive working relationship with General Council?

For the effectiveness of the positive working relationship with general council, we need to be a team player, and, in my perspective, we should trust and respect each other as it will help in making a powerful bond among us. This will help in making the work fruitful and it will be easy to solve the issues by collective insight and communication. Also, I will encourage communication and collaboration which will make the relationship stronger. Moreover, I will try my best to help the general council whenever I can and the ideas of every individual must be heard so, that a cooperative and supportive relationship can be made.

4. What is your priority as an Executive with SABVC?

As an Executive with SABVC firstly, I will continue with the work of previous year and finish that tasks. Then, my goal for this year will be to encourage positive student experience. I will ensure that the life of students is going smoothly and will give my best to solve their issues by welcoming their problems regarding the studies and other things at campus. As my purpose will be to represent the causes of students so, advocacy will be my major concern too.

5. What qualities do you feel it takes to be an effective leader?

An effective leader must have good communication skills so that he/she can express himself/herself openly and can build the empathy with others. A leader must have a clear idea of its vision and should pursue it with persistence, tenacity and passionately which will inspire other to do the same. Another important thing that an effective leader must have is the ability to empowering the team members and the individuals by encouraging them to take the opportunities to make the decisions by their own. He should also be a confident decision maker as well as a tendency to tackle the challenges effectively. An effective leader must have a relevant knowledge of his / her role and must have the ability to conceptualize. Even he/she should be Ethical and have a good moral character.

6. Bow Valley College has a population that is predominately female, yet we see a lack of female leadership. If elected, how would you encourage women to run for council?

Although the women are given the same opportunity to become the part of the council but still their number is less and to encourage them to come forward, I can motivate them to take part in the voluntary activities and the various events. By having their presence in various clubs will enhance their participation in the SABVC and with the efforts of SABVC we can arrange some of the events that will evolve around the participation of women so that they can show their interest and feel comfortable to come forward and become the part of the council.

7. This role has the opportunity to work with council on creating two events, (no outside parties). If elected, what sort of events would you want council to approve?

If I will be elected as a Director of Internal Affairs, I would love to organize various events at Bow Valley Campus and among them the events that are on priority list are TEDx and organizing a creative contest for students or multicultural events.

8. This role is responsible for assisting members with concerns they may be having on campus. What strategies would you employ to assist members, while maintaining a positive working relationship with Bow Valley College?

As per my role my main task will be to assist the members of Bow Valley College and I must advocate them by keeping the policies in my mind. To assist the concerns of members my first step will be to check that everything is going on track or not by interviewing the members or by visiting the classes to check their issues. Also, my door will always be open for the students and

Director Of External Affairs

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