(May 3, 2022) - Recently, the Student General Association (SGA-AGÉ) held its annual elections for incoming 2022-2023 leadership. Avery Morin, who begins her 3rd year in Behavioural Neuroscience and Concurrent Education this Fall, is the incoming SGA-AGÉ President. She and other elected student leaders will begin their new roles in June:
- Ana Tremblay as Vice President Education: 4th year History student, minoring in Religious Studies
- Emma Lelievre as Vice President Finance: 4th year Sports Administration student
- Olivia Broomer as Vice President Student Life: 4th year Indigenous Social Work student
Since the SGA-AGÉ’s inception in 1960, they have advocated for their members at various administrative and government levels. In addition to their political work by and for students, they organize activities and events that help foster a sense of community amongst students. Morin and the 2022-2023 incoming leadership team hope to increase in-person student engagement in a post-pandemic world, and expand on the new SGA-AGÉ owned clothing store, Du North, located on the second floor of the R.D.-Parker building. “We also hope to promote gender equality, especially through our all female executive team,” explained Morin.
Dr. Robert Haché, Laurentian’s President and Vice-Chancellor is looking forward to working with incoming student leaders: “Students and their success is the number one priority for us all at Laurentian. Student associations contribute exponentially to the student experience, and I applaud incoming leaders for their commitment to their peers. I have always appreciated the significant contributions of our student leaders, they play a critical role within Laurentian University."
Speaking more generally about the value of student leadership, Morin said: “Student leadership is important to me because I'm able to make a difference in not only my local Laurentian community but also to post secondary education across the province. I've loved every second of my advocacy work so far and have learned that the student voice always has a seat at the table no matter how big or small the decisions are. As SGA-AGÉ President I hope to use my leadership role to uplift and amplify all student voices and make a positive change in the student experience.”
For students interested in getting involved with the SGA-AGÉ, by-elections will be held early in the Fall semester of 2022. The Association des étudiantes et étudiants (AEF) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) will also be holding by-election in the Fall semester.