Congrats to Next Uppers on their recent elections…

Congrats to Max FineDay (NUSask1) for being elected as the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) President, Dan LeBlanc (NUSask2) as student representative to University Senate and Melissa Gan (NUSask2) as Arts and Science representative on Student Council!

Student engagement tops priority list for new USSU president

Kris Foster, April 12, 2013, University of Saskatchewan News (link)


Max FineDay
It was a pretty simple campaign platform really; Max FineDay just wanted to make student life better.

And it was a platform that helped him get elected University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) president.

“I’ve been in student politics for my entire post-secondary career,” said FineDay. “I talk to a lot of students and ask ‘What do you want to see?’ I think sometimes student politics has too much pride and not enough humility to ask that question.”

FineDay didn’t have too much pride to ask; in fact he asked not only in person but through Twitter as well. “I think a few (USSU candidates) have campaigned with Twitter before, but I used it a lot. Twitter is a direct way to get a message out in 140 characters. It is a great way to share ideas with representatives.”

The ideas and comments the third-year political studies student heard reaffirmed just how important student engagement is to the USSU and the university.

“Absolutely, student engagement is a priority. It needs to be more at the forefront. Students, not just those who are in politics, but in medicine, vet med, dentistry, ag-bio, all have ideas on how to engage with university administration and the province and how to make the university better.”

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