Candidate Statements for the 2020 UTSC Campus Council Elections

Full-Time Undergraduate Students

2 seats - 5 candidates

Sophia

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

My name is Sophia Sainee Ayathurai and I am a third year student in the Mental Health Specialist Co-op Program at UTSC. Since starting my undergraduate degree in 2016, I have volunteered on and off campus and am currently the Vice-President of ShareNow, and a successful co-op student. I learned how to be a UofT representative both on and off campus and navigated UofT relations within the community. I am passionate about improving policies to aid students struggling with their mental health, female students, and minority students. I want to make being at UofT a fulfilling experience.

Jia (Carolee)

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

Hello undergraduates! My name is Jia and I’ve always been passionate about making our school community better. I am the president of Psychological Health Society, Vice President of Finance in Law Society of UTSC, and the financial director of Scarborough Model United Nations. I am a boundless advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. Let me represent you on the Campus Council and express what we value to the school!

Jackie Sahagian

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

Hi UTSC friends, it’s your girl Jackie, I major in Political Science and Music & Culture Studies. I want to run for UTSC Campus Council because I want to represent Your voice and advocate our rights as students to better enhance and establish a strong connection between the students and our campus community. I am a reliable, highly energetic, outgoing and detail-oriented. My leadership and communication skills developed through my heavy involvement on and off UTSC campus, some of my leadership highlights would be being part of UTSC Student Ambassador program, Frosh Leader, AccessAbility Services, ASA, ACMSA, SCSU and more.

Changmiao Yu

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

I’m Changmiao Yu, a third year student majoring in math. I’m currently working for 3 student clubs, and have volunteered for provincial and city campaign for 4 years. As an international student, i have experienced and overcame challenges transferring into a new environment. It is not easy to live in a strange environment without a family. Therefore, i would like to work with student life program and build a healthy study life balance for students. With passion, experience and extensive leadership skills, I’m motivated  to work on behalf of the interest of all the students in this campus.

Xiaoyu Yuan

Full-Time Undergraduate Student

The most shocking moment of my university life was to hear the news of the third suicide during two years of my study at University of Toronto. Being a Psychology Specialist, I feel responsible to help those suffering from mental health issues. Therefore, I initiated the podcast Mental Health Talk, in-class mediation and tea breaks for students. I come from a strict Chinese family, who put emphasis on academic achievements so I understand how excess pressure can undermine mental health. It is time to support me, Xiaoyu Yuan, to represent you in the UTSC Campus Council. I CARE ABOUT YOU