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MEET THE TEAM

Councillors 2024 - 2025

The Councillors shall be responsible for representing the Acadia student body, regardless of faculty, year of study, nationality, or other personal characteristics or prohibited grounds of discrimination;

Carmen Peng
Sustainability Councillor
Period 2024-2025

Carmen Peng (she/her) is the Sustainable Councillor for the 2024-25 term.

 

As a second year Biology student, Carmen loves gardening and all things nature. She is very excited to step into this role to promote sustainable techniques and ways of life to the Acadia community.

 

In her role as Sustainable Councillor, Carmen hopes to organize campus-wide events that combine environmental education with fun. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to connect with Carmen. 

Treyvon Nicolls
Councillor At Large
Period 2024-2025
He/Him

Meet Treyvon Nicolls one of our Councillors at Large for the term 2024-2025. Treyvon is a second year Computer Science student.

 

His primary goals are to promote inclusivity amongst all students regardless of background, ethnicity, gender or abilities, and to enhance communication between students, professors and administration to ensure student concerns and feedback are heard and addressed.

 

Treyvon enjoys advocating for policies and practices that benefit the entire student body and promoting student engagement. As Councillor at Large, it is Treyvon’s duty to advocate for all students, making certain that their voices are heard and to collaborate with student organizations and clubs to promote student engagement and extracurricular activities. 

Emma Boles 
Councillor At Large
Period 2024-2025
She/Her

Meet Emma Boles  our Councillor-at-Large for the 2023-2024 term.

 

Emma, a second-year Politics major, is dedicated to enhancing campus accessibility and strengthening communication between the ASU and its club affiliates.

 

In her role, Emma will actively participate in various ASU meetings and serve on several committees to effectively advocate for students. 

Danielle Dulay
Diversity and Inclusion Councillor
Period 2024-2025

Danielle Dulay is our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion Councillor for the term of 2024-2025. Through her leadership and initiatives, she endeavors to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where all voices are heard and valued.

Cyenna Link 
Community Relations Councillor 
Period 2024-2025

Meet Cyenna Link the Community Relations Councillor for the 2024-2025 academic year.

 

Cyenna is a fifth-year Community Development student who is also enrolled in the co-op program. Her primary focus this year will be to act as a liaison between Acadia students and the Town of Wolfville. Cyenna has a strong passion for community engagement and is always looking for ways to connect various community groups.

 

This year, she will be able to put those passions to good use by promoting and highlighting town relations and student engagement in our community. If you have any questions, comments or ideas you’d like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cyenna. 

To Be Elected in Fall Byelection
First Year Representative
Period 2024-2025

To Be Elected in the Fall By-election, our First Year Representative for the term of 2024-2025 will be a fresh voice representing the interests and concerns of first-year students. This individual will play a pivotal role in advocating for the needs of our newest members of the community.

Councillors
2024-25

The Councillors shall be responsible for representing the Acadia student body, regardless of faculty, year of study, nationality, or other personal characteristics or prohibited grounds of discrimination;

Senators 2024-25

Discover the dynamic force behind student representation at Acadia with our Senators. Meet the passionate individuals who advocate for student interests and drive community initiatives forward.

Genna Beed
Arts Senator
Period 2024-2025

Say hello to Genna Beed, our Arts Senator for the term 2023-2024. Genna passionately represents the arts community, advocating for its interests and ensuring their voices are heard. Join Genna in making a difference for arts students at Acadia!

Julia Shirokov

Science Senator

Period 2024-2025

She/Her

Julia Shirokov  is the Pure and Applied Science Senator for the 2024-2025 term. Julia is a Mathematics and Statistics Honours student who will graduate after her fourth year at Acadia in spring of 2025.

 

She was the Pure and Applied Science Senator for 2023-2024 and is excited and honoured to return to the role and represent students in her department.

 

Julia is passionate about involvement, communication, and engagement within the sciences, and is always open to questions or comments via email! 

Sophia Carpenter 

Professional Studies Senator

Period 2024-2025

Meet Sophia Carpenter, our Professional Studies Senator for the 2024-2025 term. Sophia is a third-year Accounting major and Acadia Women in Business Society's current Vice President of Engagement.

 

She enjoys reading, yoga, spending time with family and friends, binging The Office, and travelling. Thus far, Sophia's time at Acadia has been highlighted by volunteering, TA work, helping organize events such as International Women’s Day and Relay for Life, and meeting new people.

 

Sophia looks forward to connecting with fellow students across the diverse community of the Professional Studies Faculty and is honoured to represent her peers in the Senate this year. Her primary goal is to advocate for policies and ideas that support the best interests of the students in our professional community. 

To Be Elected in Fall Byelection

Theology Senator

Period 2024-2025

To Be Elected in the Fall By-election, our Theology Senator will represent the diverse perspectives and values of our theological community. This individual will serve as a beacon of understanding and empathy, advocating for the spiritual and academic needs of our students.

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To Be Elected in Fall Byelection

Graduate Studies Senator

Period 2024-2025

To Be Elected in the Fall By-election, our Graduate Studies Representative will be a dedicated advocate, championing the unique challenges and aspirations of our graduate student body. Will also serve as a proactive voice, ensuring that the concerns and goals of our graduate community are heard and addressed effectively

Soon

Governance Officers

The Governance Committee is established to deal with all matters concerning the governance of the Union, the Bylaws, and policies, or any matters referred to it by Council; (b) The committee shall be responsible for reviewing the Bylaws, including any additions or amendments prior to appearing in a referendum for ratification, and ensuring that they are consistent with and reflective of the values of the Union

Ben McCulley

Chairperson

Period 2024-2025

Appointed by SRC, this individual, known as 'The Chair,' assumes crucial responsibility for overseeing SRC meetings, ensuring strict adherence to ASU Bylaws and policies. 

To be hired. Stay tuned!

Deputy Chairperson

Period 2024-2025

The SRC shall appoint a Deputy Chairperson (the “Deputy Chair”) who shall be responsible for assisting the Chair with respect to the conduct of SRC meetings in accordance with the ASU Bylaws, and policies

Soon

To be hired. Stay tuned!
Chief Returning Officer (CRO)
Period 2024-2025

For any queries regarding the ASU Elections, feel free to reach out.

Soon

To be hired. Stay tuned!

Deputy Chief Returning Officer (DCRO)

Period 2024-2025

For any queries regarding the ASU Elections, feel free to reach out.

Soon

ASU Executive Team 2024-25

The Executive Team is composed of dedicated individuals at the core of the Acadia Student Union, reflecting the spirit and aspirations of our student community. Elected through democratic processes, these dynamic leaders drive our advocacy efforts, event planning, and community-building initiatives. They tirelessly support student interests, amplify diverse voices, and lead projects aimed at enhancing the university experience for all. Get acquainted with the passionate leaders shaping Acadia's future, and join them in fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus culture

Sam Taylor
Interim President
2024-2025
He/Them

Meet Sam Taylor, our Interim President for the 2024-2025 year.

 

Sam is a 4th year student in the Honours Psychology and Biology program. They plan to advocate for student issues through student consultation and education. Sam enjoys meeting new people and having meaningful conversations.

 

As the Interim President, they will engage in conversations with students from various backgrounds to gain a hollistic view of student issues on our campus, then bring those voices to conversations with university staff and government officials. If there's an issue you think needs attention on Acadia's campus, send them an email at

You can reach out to Archit via email at asupresident@acadiau.ca

Archit Singh
Vice-President Finance & Operations
2024-2025
He/Him

Archit Singh is a dedicated and ambitious student, currently in his second year of majoring in Business Administration.

 

He holds the position of Vice President of Finance & Operations (term 2024-2025) at the Acadia Students’ Union. In his role, Archit is responsible for securing sponsorships, a task he approaches with a strategic mindset and a keen understanding of marketing principles.Moreover, Archit oversees the financial stability of the Union, demonstrating his proficiency in financial management and operations. His meticulous attention to detail and commitment to transparency ensure the Union’s finances are managed with the utmost integrity.

 

Archit is not just passionate about his role but is also deeply committed to the welfare of the Students’ Union. His determination and eagerness to make a difference are evident in his proactive approach to problem-solving and his continuous efforts to improve the Union’s operations.

You can reach out to Archit via email at asuvpfo@acadiau.ca

Zahide Cam
Vice-President Events and Promotions
2024-2025
She/Her

Meet Zahide Çam (she/her), our Vice-President Events and Promotions for the term 2024-2025. Zahide is a second-year standing Women’s and Gender Studies student. Her primary goal this year is to create enjoyable environments for students and communicate the existence of those environments to the Acadia community! 
 
Zahide particularly enjoys thriving for equitable spaces and keeping the engagement going through events that bring the Acadia community together. Luckily, as the VP Events and Promotions, it is Zahide’s responsibility to organize a variety of events for Orientation Weeks and HOCO and to ensure everybody is having fun safely! She also gets student feedback on ASU social media channels to contribute to the improvement of those channels. 
 
If you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to reach out to Zahide.

You can reach out to Zahide via email at asuvpep@acadiau.ca

Sterling Shannon
Vice-President Student Life
Period 2024-2025
He/Him

Meet Sterling Shannon (he/him), our new Vice-president of student life for the 2024-2025 term.

 

Sterling is a fourth year political science student with a passion for community building. His goal this year is to create an engaging student atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to get involved. His role as VP of Student Life is to ensure that student organizations like Clubs and associations are getting their voices heard, and getting the supports they need.

 

He advocates for students' needs to improve and diversify the Acadia way of life. Sterling cares about the students at Acadia, and will put your voice first. If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns, please reach out to Sterling. 

You can reach out to Sterling via email at asuvpsl@acadiau.ca

Sam Taylor
Vice-President Academic & External
2024-2025
He/Him

Meet Sam Taylor (he/them), our new Vice-President of Academic and External for the 2024-2025 term. 

As VP of Academic and External Affairs, Sam is committed to advocating for the academic needs and interests of students, working closely with faculty, administration, and external partners to create a supportive and enriching educational environment.

 

They are passionate about helping students succeed academically and connecting them with valuable resources and opportunities beyond the classroom.

You can reach Sam via email at asuvpae@acadiau.ca

  • Find Sam in The SUB!

    Office 620

    Monday to Friday

    9 AM to 4.30 PM

    Or send them an email at asupresident@acadiau.ca

  • Find Sterling in The SUB!

    Office 618

    Monday to Friday

    9 AM to 4.30 PM

    Or send him an email at asuvpsl@acadiau.ca

  • Find Zahide in The SUB!

    Office 622-A

    Monday to Friday

    9 AM to 4.30 PM

    Or send her an email at asuvpep@acadiau.ca

  • Find Archit in The SUB!

    Office 621

    Monday to Friday

    9 AM to 4.30 PM

    Or send him an email at asuvpfo@acadiau.ca

  • Find Sam in The SUB!

    Office 620

    Monday to Friday

    9 AM to 4.30 PM

    Or send him an email at asuvpae@acadiau.ca

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