Vote Ridder from March 9 to 13, 2020.

My name is Eli Ridder and I am running for IGNITE’s Board of Directors.

When you vote for me, you are voting for Real Action: Transparency, Collaboration and Integrity.

But I can’t do this alone. I need your votes to be elected.

Join me and Vote Eli Ridder today! You can vote online or in-person at Humber College’s North Campus.


I WILL ADVOCATE FOR

OPEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
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FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

A STRATEGY FOR CANNABIS-FRIENDLY ZONES
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IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL

PRESERVING IGNITE’S INCLUSION & UNITY


IN THE MEDIA

HUMBER ET CETERA on FEB. 20, 2020
“Debates are essential to democracy.”


WHO AM I?

I am a first year journalism diploma student at North Campus. But I’ve been here on campus on and off since 2015 when I started at Guelph-Humber in Media Studies. I also work here on campus at the residence front desk. So if you live in residence, look out for me!


WHY RUN?

For years, I have covered IGNITE as a student journalist through The Avro Post (which I am no longer a part of) and other publications. I have seen the decisions made that benefited the Humber and Guelph-Humber communities (such as the pay-what-you can soup bar!) and some that have not (closing off Board meetings).

As your representative I want to work hard with my fellow directors to improve in the areas where IGNITE lacks on behalf of you and all students and continue the great programs and events that are doing well.

From free menstrual products on campus to the coolest guest speakers, I have seen IGNITE do some great things over the years, let’s keep it going strong!


MY EXPERIENCE?

I care a lot about leadership and bridge-building. I have spent years working on those skills in different roles.

I have been a camp director with Onside Sports. A city council candidate in Guelph. An editor-in-chief managing a team of up to 14. These roles, among others, have allowed me to understand what leadership is.

My passions for discovering the truth and finding justice have brought me to the field of journalism. I have learned that there is context and deeper meaning and not everything is black and white or straightforward. There needs to be accountability when it comes to the people that represent us, even at a student union level.

It is my skills in leadership, my passion for honest accountability and the years I have spent observing IGNITE that I believe qualify me as the best choice to represent you on the Board of Directors.


LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke], the “Place of the Black Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee Saw-Geeg] language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe [Ah-nish-nah-bay], Haudenosaunee [Hoeden-no-shownee], and Wendat [Wine-Dot] peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.