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First Year Rep Candidate Profiles

Ana-Sofia Moran:

My name is Ana-Sofia Moran, I am a first year student in the College of Arts and Science and self-declared as a St. Thomas More student. I have a passion for science and I am hoping to pursue a career in pediatrics. Along with school I enjoy playing sports such as volleyball, golf, and badminton, reading, and cooking. I would love to be the first-year representative on the STMSU because of my extensive history with student leadership. I was my high schools grade representative in both grade eleven and twelve and loved giving my fellow classmates a voice on our student council as well as organizing fun events and activities for the school. I believe that I am a strong candidate for this position due to my outgoing personality, ability to work productively with others, and my unique ideas I would bring to the table. I am open to different ideas and would love to be able represent my fellow students this year on the STMSU.

Geordie Cowan:

Hi, I’m Geordie Cowan, I was born and raised in Saskatoon. I have a diploma in acting. I love stories, which include reading and documentaries. I enjoy soccer more than almost anything else, and I also love tea.

I was the senior watch in my high school for my grade 12 year, and I was also the vice-representative for the student body in my final year at post-secondary theatre school. Within these roles I did a lot of relational work with the student body by getting to know them and listening to them and their needs. Even if I don’t have an idea, someone else might and it’s my job then to make sure they’re heard or seen. Within council I prefer to be an influencing voice instead of being the defining voice.

The best contribution I can make to this team right now, is by being an active listener.

Ways I plan to contribute in this role if elected:

  1. Finding and continuing effective ways to communicate and socialize online or safely in-person whilst in this time of global uncertainty.
  2. Helping students traverse the transition as they enter or continue post-secondary learning.
  3. Presenting a voice to those who want to express change or feedback.
  4. Encouraging students to have confidence as they participate inside and outside of classes.

Grady King:

Hello, I am Grady King. I’m a first-year arts and science student planning on majoring in cellular, physiological and pharmacological sciences. I was born and have lived in Saskatoon all my life. I enjoy many sports including hockey, as well as spending time outside and going for hikes.

I want to be first-year rep because I want to advocate for the first-year St. Thomas Moore College students. I enjoy being in a position to help and represent others on more wide scale than just myself. I enjoy planning and participating in scheduled activities that builds a sense of community within the student body. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to learn more closely about how STMSU council operates and finds success within the student body.

You should vote for me because I am a hardworking, dedicated individual. I always make time to help others and hear their concerns. As first-year rep I would be as vocal and active, as possible for first year students concerns during this difficult time. Even though this year will different and difficult, I will make it my priority to ask and listen to the concerns, difficulties and suggestions of St. Thomas Moore students.

Yehia El Karsh:

Throughout my high school years, I have always been involved in student groups within my school and local community, whether through athletics or leadership. I believe that it is through these extracurricular activities that people can develop their identities and build strong communities. Student bodies such as this group allow us to come up with creative ideas and
events to improve students’ experiences, which is my goal as a first-year representative. In spite of COVID restrictions, I have been involved in extracurricular research activities since starting at the university this summer. I am constantly making an effort to improve other students’ first-year experience by creating group chats and meetings for us to establish a sense of comradery and succeed in our remote classes. Further, I am reaching out to many classmates in an effort to build a supportive learning community that is essential for our well-being as remote learners. This
opportunity to become a first-year representative will help me voice students’ concerns and needs, especially during these precarious times.