Advocacy Strategies for Student Leaders: Navigating Governance Structures and Moving Ideas into Action

Posted on March 31st, 2015

09 April 2015 | Mona Maleki and Kiran Mahal.

This webinar focused on the role of student advocacy and student-led initiatives in catalyzing change in the post-secondary environment. Participants gained 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 consisted of a presentation outlining key considerations and strategies, along with case study examples from UBC and an open Q&A discussion among participants. We invited participants to share their priorities and questions when they registered to enable the presenters to prepare content and select case studies that best fit the needs of participants.



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. 

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