Candidate Statements for the 2020 UTM Campus Council Elections

Administrative Staff

1 seat - 2 candidates

Ron Wener

Administrative Staff

I am excited to put my name forward as a candidate for UTM Campus Council. I have had the pleasure of joining the UTM family five years ago after working at both the St. George and Scarborough campuses. From my first day on campus, I’ve been struck by the incredible sense of community and common purpose. I currently work in the Career Centre as an Employment Strategist. I’ve been fortunate to participate in many campus activities including serving on the UTM Run for the Cure Committee, working out at the RAWC and enjoy my daily nature walks. www.ronwener.ca

Rosa Ciantar

Administrative Staff

I am excited to be running for the staff position on Campus Council. My 16 years of experience at UTM spans from undergraduate program administration/support to interpretation and application of institutional policies and governance procedures. The responsibilities that I have held allowed me to develop in-depth knowledge of university policies from a department and institutional level. I strongly believe that the experience and knowledge I have gained will enable me to provide support and insight to the Council in terms of decision-making surrounding academic, budget, and student-related issues and I welcome the opportunity to serve our community on Campus Council.

Full-Time Undergraduate Students

2 seats - 4 candidates

Du (Bryan) Wenchao

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

My name is Bryan Du, I am in the second year of my university life. I have served in UTMSU as a first-year representative, a member of the UTMSU Chinese team and I am currently serving as a UTMSU full-time undergraduate student representative. During my time serving as a board member of the UTMSU, many UTM students have shared their thoughts regarding on developing this campus with me and I value every single one of your thoughts. As if I am elected, my goal is to ensure that every thought the students have for this campus can be well-heard by the campus officials so that meaningful campus developments can be achieved with maximum capacity.

Ayeza Basit

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

I am Ayeza Basit. Throughout my years at the University, I have actively participated in various societies such as the University of Toronto Model United Nations, SMA, DEMA, and UTMTV that have equipped me with an extensive knowledge on logistics and matters allowing me to confidently work towards objectives important for students. Now, I take the role of confidently representing you to make sure that the decisions made are in accordance to our needs. As such, working to remove incidental fees, improving registrar services, providing spaces for praying/meditating in every building, are a few amongst many matters that I will work towards!

Mitra Yakubi

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

Hello, My name is Mitra Yakubi. I am a fourth year student completing a biology specialist and a sociology minor at UTM. I am running to be YOUR next full-time undergraduate representative at the UTM Campus Council. Through my experience working with the UTMSU as Orientation and Volunteer Coordinator, I have gained an understanding of the importance of campus life, student voice and advocacy for students on campus. More importantly, these positions have allowed me to have a pulse of our campus and student needs. I am looking forward to representing the interest of UTM students on Campus Council.

Moazzam Reza

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

Moazzam Reza is a UTM student who wants to improve everybody’s university experience. He hopes that he can fulfill this desire as a member of Campus Council. Moazzam is a SHAD scholar, and was also his high school’s valedictorian. As well, he loves acting, literature, computer science, philosophy, working out, video games, music, autism activism, and psychology. For Moazzam, these seemingly unrelated interests are united by one thing: his passion for them. And that passion is precisely what will fuel him as he works to make UTM the best it can be. Vote Moazzam.