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Meet your CSA Election candidates: Jason Gallina

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Name: Jason Gallina

Running for: CSA Board of Directors (College of Biological Sciences)

 

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi my name is Jason Gallina and I’m a 3rd year Biological science major and I’m running for the College of Biological Sciences At-Large representative on the CSA board of directors

2. Why do you want to represent students on the CSA Board of Directors?

I want to represent CBS students on the CSA board because I think there is a real disconnect between students and the CSA and I’d really like the chance to work with students and help them get informed about the CSA and make there voices heard.

3. What experiences or skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate for your position?

I’ve sat on the CSA board of directors for the last year as the Guelph Queer Equality representative and I’ve been very involved both at board meetings and in the various committees that overlook CSA services such as the Bike Center, the Bullring and Student Help and Advocacy Center, so I have a lot of experience working with these different services on campus and making sure they reflect the needs of students.

4. Can you outline some experiences that have given you knowledge of CSA policies and the way things are run?

Being on the CSA board for the last year has really helped me learn a lot about the CSA and how it works as well as sitting on a lot of CSA committees. I think the fact that I have gained a lot of experience navigating the CSA this year means I will able to more effectively represent students and get things accomplished.

5. What goals do you have for your term?

My goals are to make sure CBS students are aware of what’s going on at the CSA and make sure I’m always consulting with them about what they want to see from the CSA and look at ways of getting that accomplished. My other goal is to try and make CSA board meetings more accessible to students and make it seem less scary to get involved with the CSA and make sure students voices are heard

6. The undergraduate student body is large and diverse; how will you ensure you represent the interests of students?

I will represent the interests of students my making sure I’m always out on campus talking to different CBS students and trying to attend CBSSC meetings and events to get the different opinions of students and try my hardest to represent the diversity of students in the college of biological sciences.

7. Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I’d just like to encourage everyone to get informed about all of the candidates running this year because they are going to be representing you for the entire next year and you want to make the right choice. Also remember to vote online from march 14-18, 2011

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