Vote Ridder: Inclusion & Unity

Vote Eli Ridder from March 9 to 13.

INTRO

IGNITE is all about bringing people together.

So am I. One of my main values that I want to bring into the director role is collaboration. I believe that internally and externally IGNITE can work even more effectively to build inclusiveness and unity on campus.

Internally, I want to build on this by reaching out and collaborating with different segments on campus such as the the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre to hold events and advocate strongly, backing our members when they are seeking change from Humber College.

Externally, I will advocate on the Board of Directors that we collaborate with other student organizations. We have allies across Ontario in our counterparts and I believe we can work together for results on behalf of students.

BACKGROUND

IGNITE rebranded in 2016 partially so that University of Guelph-Humber students could feel included under the student union’s umbrella. Beyond that, IGNITE holds events and workshops non-stop throughout the year that are open to anyone and everyone on campus.

RESEARCH

Externally: Late last year, the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario and York U’s student union won a legal case to bring an end to the Student Choice Initiative, showing that students allied on a provincial level can advocate with results. Legal challenges might not be the way for IGNITE, but I believe that we can work with counterparts and start meaningful dialogue with the provincial government that could lead to better conditions for students here at Humber College.

IMPLEMENTATION

As your director, I will strongly push the Board of Directors to push for bridge-building on campus and off campus through a series of resolutions. We are stronger, together.