My name is Morgan Wood, and I am currently the VP Internal for the EUS Council for Fall 2017. I am in academic courses currently completing my history major and will be completing my PS3 in Fall 2018. As VP Internal I have had opportunities to become more involved at U of L through my position in planning and assisting in EUS events. My position has also afforded me the chance to sit on various committees and councils as a EUS representative. Having the opportunity to be apart of the EUS Executive this past semester has been an amazing experience. I am running for president for the EUS Executive Council for the Spring 2018 semester. In the role of president of the EUS, I will be able to continue to support, promote and assist EUS members through practicum and academic courses.
Thank you for your consideration!
Vice President Internal
Hello! My name is Mikayla Kwan and I am running for the position of VP Internal with the EUS. I am a fifth year student at the university and am currently completing my third professional semester. I am excited to return to campus next semester to complete my degree requirements. Throughout my time at the university, I have been involved in various capacities with the EUS; serving as a section rep, Chief Returning Officer for the Fall 2016 elections and assisting with many events and initiatives.
As VP Internal, I hope to guide and support all members of council to ensure all of the members are given the best possible experience out of their membership. I will also strive to promote the EUS within the university community including continuing a positive relationship with the Faculty of Education. I believe that the EUS is an invaluable asset to an education student's journey and if given the opportunity, I look forward to assisting with this journey.
Vice President External
Hello, my name is Jenna Eddleston and I am a fourth year BA/BEd Student in Sociology and Social Studies Education. I am excited to be running for the VP External continue being a member of the EUS Executive Council. I have been an active member of the EUS as my PS1 section representative, and ran for the same executive position last fall. Although I am in regular classes, I still try to be active within the faculty by volunteering for events like the Teachers’ Convention hosted on campus. I was able to attend the ATA council for Student Locals this fall with the EUS council also.
Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering for organizations I was a part of growing up. I participate in my former club’s public speaking and achievement days, as well as worked for 4-H Alberta as a Summer Camp Staff member. Within this organization I was able to mentor a variety of youth and help them develop their leadership roles. I was also able to work with a variety of other individuals such as fellow staff, government staff, sponsors, parents, facility and maintenance members, and outside organizations. I feel that my duties in this role will greatly benefit me in this position.
Growing up, I was also very active within my school and student council. I was my classroom representative throughout Jr. and Sr. High, as well as was the President in Grade 11 and 12. I helped plan events like Terry Fox Runs, Spirit Week, and Red Cross fundraisers, where I would organize and lead my fellow students and encourage active participation within the school. I had to work closely with a variety of different groups such as the students, staff, parents, and community members. I feel that my experience during my time with Student Council will serve as an asset within this role.I enjoy working with many types of people, and I am confident in communicating and enjoy leading. I have experience public speaking and performing which I have been able to develop in extracurricular activities. I know that this, along with my previous experience with the EUS council will allow me to be successful.
Vice President Finance
Denver Leman is 32 years old, from Okotoks, AB, with 10+ years of retail management experience for three of Canada's top retailers, including assistant manager for Indigo Books and Music and Walmart, and Store manager for Starbucks, where he was responsible for departmental and storewide budgeting. In 2014, Denver returned to the University of Lethbridge and became a candidate for International Management and Education, through which he has maintained a 3.8 GPA, and a strong leadership focus in all classes. Denver's strongest subject areas are Accounting related, but he enjoys all math related fields.
My name is Greg Mroczek and I am running for the VP Finance position on the U of L Education Undergraduate Society. I am currently the Director of Volunteer Services in the EUS. In this position I manage the Big Teacher Little Teacher program and search for student volunteer opportunities online and by reaching out to local organizations. I am passionate about volunteering so this is a fun role for me! However, I would like to continue to help the EUS grow in new and exciting ways as VP Finance. I graduated from the U of L with a Bachelor’s of Management in 2015. I took classes such as Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Cost Accounting and achieved high grades in them all. Upon graduating, I worked in the marketing industry setting budgets and utilizing available resources. With my experience and skill set I know I will be the right person to fill this role.
If elected as VP Finance, I will:
• Oversee that the grants for WestCAST 2018 are attained and assigned
o WestCAST (Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching) is an education conference held annually by the Faculties of Education in the western provinces of Canada. Over 400 education faculty and teacher education students come together for three days of conversation and engagement on topics that are relevant in today’s world of teaching.
o These grants subsidize the cost to send EUS members to WestCAST. The application to get these grants will start in 2017 but might continue into the new year. By already being on the board, I can work closely with the current VP Finance to understand the process and make sure these grants are available for the EUS members when it comes time to apply.
• Create a scholarship for the Big Teacher Little Teacher program
o Being the current Director of Volunteer Services I see first hand how important the program is for U of L students. Big Teachers give up their time to provide guidance, answer questions, and mentor pre education students and I want to reward them for their hard work and effort with scholarship opportunities.
o Creation of scholarships will be possible with the allocation of funds and requesting financial support from the Faculty of Education, ULSU, and U of L.
• Advise and report on matters pertaining to the financial status of the Society
• Maintain financial records and provide budgets
• Keep a balanced budget and maintain a surplus
o The EUS has to remain fiscally responsible no matter the transitions that take place. This involves carefully allocating money, collecting and inputting data for future analysis, and constantly reviewing the budgets and proposal requests. Having been on the EUS Executive Council since September, I have a solid understanding of how the society works from a financial point of view. Not only do we have to worry about the present, but as a non-profit organization, we must always think about our future so that others can share our successes. The Society was formed in 1979 and I want to make sure the Society continues to run for another 38 years and longer!
Thank you for taking the time to read my platform. Have a great day!
Vice President Admin
I am running for the position of VP Admin because I care that people know what is going on! I am incredibly organized and efficient and love sharing my passions with others. I have spearheaded some major activities for groups large and small, from a recent Halloween Party for 50 teenagers and a Christmas Party for 70 Adult Women, to weekly fun and meaningful activities for 5 teenage girls. I have served as an Admin for many years in several different organizations, creating monthly newsletters, sending weekly emails, and ensuring every person has the opportunity to be involved. I am a great support to everyone who needs it because I care about people and their projects. I also have a BA in Sociology from Mount Royal University in Calgary, and am excited to be an active participant in the B.Ed program here at the University of Lethbridge.
I want to serve our education students as VP Admin so that I can provide you with the best information to make the most out of your time here at University of Lethbridge within the Faculty of Education. By serving as VP Admin, I would be able to utilize each of my interests and skills to get our Ed Students involved in all of the amazing programs the EUS has to offer. There are so many amazing opportunities to be explored, and I want to bring every one of you closer to being a part of the action. Let’s all take advantage of the opportunities that we have before they run out!
Professional Development Director
Hi! My name is Andrew Rigby. I am a current PS1 student in the PQR section and relatively new member of the EUS. I’m from Calgary and I like dogs. When I’m not working on projects or lesson plans I like to unwind with some creative activities such as: board games, video games, roleplaying games, or drawing. If you’ve gone to any of the Professional Development session offered at the lunch time chances are you’ve seen me in the back trying to not make a bunch of noise while I munch down lunch. Throughout the semester I’ve come to greatly appreciate the PDs offered through the EUS which has led me to apply to be the next Director of Professional Development for the EUS. I give you my guarantee that I will do my best to ensure that PDs will continue to be both engaging and relevant to the growth of all members.
Tutoring Services Director
My name is Fisayo Latilo and I am running for the position of tutoring services director. I am a fourth year French and Education major. I am passionate about this position because I believe students should have access to the help they need to succeed. Tutoring not only benefits the students in need but the tutors themselves. It allows the tutors to develop teaching skills, work on patience, communication etc. If elected I look forward to matching students and tutors and providing support in whatever way is needed!
Volunteering Services Director
My name is Meranda Farmer and I am running for Director of Volunteer Services. For the past seven years I have been a volunteer for various establishments such as continuing care, senior homes, volunteer tutoring services, and the humane society. Also, I have been in leadership roles such as designing my own tutoring program for elite students, and being a team leader at the Royal Tyrell Museum for three years. I believe my volunteer experiences as well as my leadership skills make me an excellent candidate for this position. If I am elected to be the director of volunteer services, I plan on offering a wide variety of volunteer positions available for Education students both within the University environment as well as within the community to broaden student’s experiences.
Thank you for your time,
My name is Stephanie Croft and am running for the Director of Volunteering with the Education Undergraduate Society! I’m in my fourth year of studies in the Social Sciences and Education program, and currently in my Professional Semester 1 in a grade three classroom! I have been very involved within the University of Lethbridge Residence in which I hope the skills I have gained from that experience will help me succeed on the EUS as the Director of Volunteering. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to connect the EUS to volunteer opportunities within our university and the greater Lethbridge community. Home base is Calgary, Alberta but I love to travel around the globe, having been across seas to the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, U.K., and France. I enjoy long walks on the beach, baking, and anything to do with the colour pink! Life aspirations are to have tea with the Queen of England, pet an elephant, and be more like Tina Fey.
Social Activities Director
Hi!! My name is Erin Yaremcio and I am running for Director of Social Activities. As the Director of Social Activities I would be responsible for creating an activities calendar and other social activities for the Education Faculty and members of the EUS. Currently I am a member of JKL, and a representative for my section in the EUS council, for PS1 and will be doing courses on campus next semester. I have always known that I was supposed to be a teacher, not only because of my love of learning but because of my love of people. I am always talking to people, planning events and trying new things, so I know that I would be a good fit for the position. For many years my mother was an event planner, so I have a very clear understanding of planning and networking. I want to continue our existing Winter Semester social activities and create new events while using our platforms to create a sense of community between the Practical Semesters, no matter the level.