Navigating Governance Structures and Moving Ideas into Action
Thurs. April 9th 5:00-6:30 PDT
This webinar will focus on the role of student advocacy and student-led initiatives in catalyzing change in the post-secondary environment. Participants will gain insights on how to understand and navigate governance structures, identify and build partnerships, align initiatives with institutional priorities, and develop their ideas into action plans to make an impact on student mental health and wellbeing on their campus. The webinar will consist of a presentation outlining key considerations and strategies, along with case study examples from UBC and an open Q&A discussion among participants. We invite you to share your priorities and questions when you register to enable the presenters to prepare content and select case studies that best fit the needs of participants.
As follow-up to the tips given by Tracy Ho (College Relations and Membership Outreach Coordinator at Douglas Students’ Union) during her interview at the Provincial Student Event, the upcoming webinar will go deeper into on campus governance structures in combination with learning about strategies and advice for proposing and moving forward new initiatives. For more on the Provincial Student Event, click here to view the newsletter that showcased some of the highlights.
Mona Maleki: Mona is in her final year of study at UBC and is currently the co-chair of UBC’s Student Senate Caucus, Chair of the UBC Mental Health Network, and Chair of UBC Vancouver’s Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Kiran Mahal: Kiran is a recent graduate of UBC, where she served as the Vice President Academic and University Affairs for the Alama Mater Society (AMS) and two terms as a Student Senator. Kiran currently works at UBC in the VP Students portfolio.
Kiran and Mona have both served as past Presidents of the UBC Science Undergraduate Society, and in their two terms as Student Senators led the establishment of the UBC Vancouver Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellbeing.