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Overview

The Students’ Union of VCC is run for students by students and holds elections for the Board of Directors every Fall semester.

Terms for elected members of the Board of Directors run from October  – September (of the following year). For more information about elections, please contact us.

Nominations

Want to run for the Students’ Union Board of Directors?

Nominations for the 2023-24 Board of Directors Elections open September 5th and close September 18th. For any questions, please email us at elections@suvcc.ca

SUVCC Board of Directors Candidates.

Keep scrolling to learn about the candidates running in our election. Voting opens on Tuesday, October 3!

SUVCC Board of Directors Candidates

Accessibility Representative

Manjot Kaur

Accessibility Representative

The Accessibility Representative is the voice of members with a disability or mental illness on the Board of Directors. Only members who identify as being deaf or hard of hearing, or having a disability or mental health issue shall be eligible to run for the Accessibility Representative.

Chairperson

Ravneek Singh

Chairperson

I am deeply committed to the goals and values of our organization, and I believe that I have the skills and vision necessary to lead us toward a successful and productive future. Throughout my time as a director, I have had the privilege of working closely with many of you and witnessing our members’ dedication and passion to our shared objectives.

If elected as chairperson, I will work tirelessly to represent the interests of every member. I am dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusivity and collaboration where every voice is heard and valued. I will actively seek input from all members and strive to make decisions that benefit the collective whole.

I understand the challenges and responsibilities that come with this position, and I am ready to take them on with enthusiasm and dedication. With your support, I am confident that we can achieve great things together.

Please consider casting your vote in my favour. Together, we can continue to strengthen our organization and work towards a brighter future.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Broadway Campus Representative

Harneem Gidda

Broadway Campus Representative

The two Broadway Campus Representatives are the voice of members from the Broadway Campus on the Board of Directors

Broadway Campus Representative

Maheninder Lotey

Broadway Campus Representative

Hello, my name is Maheninder Lotey. I am pursuing Automotive Collision and Refinishing Diploma at Vancouver community college Broadway campus.  I am basically from India. While studying in college I developed leadership qualities, as I was elected as college president in 2019, after serving as a president for two years I moved to Canada. Presently, I got nominated for Broadway campus Representative. I am looking forward with positive determination to win the election. I am Enthusiastic, highly motivated and hard-working person who is committed to achieve my goals and work for betterment of the students in the college. Being a student, I am aware of the problems and difficulties faced by students and will work hard to solve all their problems. I will take care of each and every individual’s needs and will assure them to fulfill their needs. I promise my peers to provide a positive environment and independence to share their thoughts with me so that all of us can work together for the betterment of the students and college campus.  

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Broadway Campus Representative

Parvinder Singh

Broadway Campus Representative

The two Broadway Campus Representatives are the voice of members from the Broadway Campus on the Board of Directors

Broadway Campus Representative

Sukhmanjeet Singh

Broadway Campus Representative

The two Broadway Campus Representatives are the voice of members from the Broadway Campus on the Board of Directors

Director of College Affairs

Yuvraj Singh Bhinder

Director of College Affairs

The Director of College Affairs is responsible for keeping the board of directors informed on any issues arising at VCC that may impact our members. They are also responsible for ensuring that the SUVCCs opinions and positions are being articulated to VCC administration.

Director of College Affairs

Marcus Ng

Director of College Affairs

Hi everyone my name is Marcus Ng. I am currently taking Bio 11 in Adult Basic Education. Allow me to help you make our campus a place where we can connect with everyone else, help one another, relive stress, and evolve.

My platform rests on two pillers:

Student Transparency: I plan on encourging students to bring their stay in the college to a new level. This can be achieved through increasing transparency of Broadway and Downtown campuses members’ interests, needs and concerns by having students’ voices and concerns heard.

Union Involvement: I also want to promote membership awareness initiatives by informing and encourging as many students and getting them involved in SUVCC. I will jointly coordinate and implement Students Union and Federation campagins and promote fun learning experinces and student organization involement in events.

Aside from being very organized, I believe that my strong leadership skills, wealth of being in customer service experience and student community involvement makes me an execllent candidate to help oversee the services and progams of the Students’ Union and Federation and represent the students population as the Director Of College Affairs. I am in it for all the VCC students.

Director of Events

Arpit Bhardwaj

Director of Events

The Director of Events works with the Organiser – Campus Life to plan events for members throughout the year.

Director of Events

Gurnoor Gogia

Director of Events

I am honored to stand before you as a candidate for the Director of Events. I believe that events are more than just gatherings; they are opportunities to create memorable experiences that bring us closer together and foster a sense of community. As your Director of Events, I am committed to making every event extraordinary.

My vision for our organization’s events is built on three pillars: innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. I will bring fresh and creative ideas to the table, ensuring that each event is unique and engaging. Inclusivity is essential, and I will work tirelessly to create events that caterto all members, ensuring everyone feels valued and welcome.

Furthermore, I will strive for excellence in every aspect of event planning,from meticulous organization to flawless execution. With a track record of successful event planningand a dedicated team, I am confident in my ability to deliver on these promises.Together, we cantransform our events into unforgettable experiences that strengthen our bonds and make ourorganization thrive. I humbly ask for your vote as the Director of Events to turn this vision into a reality.Let’s create a year filled with remarkable moments and lasting memories. Thank you for your trust and support.

Director of Events

Harleen Kaur

Director of Events

The Director of Events works with the Organiser – Campus Life to plan events for members throughout the year.

Director of internal Affairs

Sukhpreet Kaur

Director of internal Affairs

The Director of Internal affairs works with the Executive Director to create an annual budget and ensure members money is being spent wisely.

Director of internal Affairs

Mahakdeep Singh

Director of internal Affairs

The Director of Internal affairs works with the Executive Director to create an annual budget and ensure members money is being spent wisely.

Downtown Campus Representative

Sahil Arora

Downtown Campus Representative

The two Downtown Campus Representatives are the voice of members from the Downtown Campus on the Board of Directors.

Downtown Campus Representative

Aditya Gupta

Downtown Campus Representative

It is my honour to have this opportunity to present myself as a potential candidate for the Chairperson’s position. All I have to say is that this position requires way more of honesty than anything else. Nobody can be perfect for this position. I am not, the other candidates are definitely not. This is one thing common in all of us. We are going to be good in some things, and probably not so good in others but what we do not have in common is the level of dedication. I take this position as a sign of love and respect. You give it to me, I’ll give it right back to you in the form of changes in our daily lives that bring us closer to a happier life during our academic years and a more successful life after.

Downtown Campus Representative

Maria Francesca Leonardo

Downtown Campus Representative

NAME: Maria Francesca “Cheska” Tobes Leonardo

PROGRAM OF STUDY: Hospitality Management Post-Degree Diploma

POSITION: Downtown Campus Representative

A Student Union Campus Representative revolves around active listening. I’ll ensure open communication through office hours and an online suggestion platform. Your priorities, whether academic support or campus improvements, become my advocacy. Inclusivity is vital; I’ll involve you in decision-making. Transparency is key. We will build a vibrant campus community, celebrating diversity. Choose me, Cheska, as your Campus Representative, and together, we will create a campus where your voice matters and is acted upon.

Downtown Campus Representative

Rishabh Pandey

Downtown Campus Representative

The two Downtown Campus Representatives are the voice of members from the Downtown Campus on the Board of Directors.

Pride Representative

Jessica Ligeralde

Pride Representative

The Pride Representative is the voice of members who identify as someone from the LGBTQIA+ community on the Board of Directors. Only members who identify as LGBTQIA+ shall be eligible to run for the Pride Representative.

Pride Representative

Ryaine Yago

Pride Representative

Hello, I’m Ryaine Yago, a 19-year-old student from the Philippines currently working on my pre-requisites for a dental hygienist program at VCC. My goal is to make my time here both enjoyable and purposeful. As a candidate for the pride representative position, my vision is to foster a culture of inclusivity throughout the school community, allowing all students to express themselves freely. During high school, I actively participated in various clubs, including the Gay-Straight Alliance, film club, student council, debate club, and yearbook team, highlighting my outgoing nature.

Being a pride representative holds great significance for me due to my active involvement in LGBTQIA advocacy. However, my commitment extends to supporting all students, as I aspire to create an inclusive environment for everyone at school. I have exciting events in mind and view this opportunity as a valuable learning experience. Thank you!

Women Students’ Representative

Ridhi Bhatia

Women Students’ Representative

Hello, everyone,

Today, I stand before you as a candidate for the Women Students’ Representative position, but more importantly, as a passionate advocate for your voices, rights, and dreams.

As your Women’s Representative, I promise to be your advocate, your ally, and your voice in every discussion and decision that affects us. I will make every effort to make sure that our issues are addressed, our rights are upheld, and our aspirations are supported.

But remember, this isn’t just about me; it’s about all of us. Together, we can create a campus that empowers and inspires every woman, no matter her background, to reach her full potential.

So, I humbly ask for your support, your trust, and your vote. Together, we will make our voices heard, our rights respected, and our dreams a reality.

Thank you, and let’s embark on this journey together!”

Ridhi Bhatia

Women Students’ Representative

Gunjot Kaur

Women Students’ Representative

The Women Students’ Representative is the voice of members who identify as women on the Board of Directors. Only members who identify as a woman shall be eligible to run for the Women Students’ Representative.

SUVCC Group Photo

Meet the Students’ Union of VCC 2022-23 Board of Directors.