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With nearly 70 students in attendance, the 2016-2017 AGM was a great success, encouraging nearly three hours of valuable student feedback and engagement.
We began with an inspiring visit from Spencer West: an acclaimed Me to We keynote speaker and author. Spencer joined us to share his experience with overcoming obstacles and building community. After losing both his legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, Spencer went on to climb and summit Mount Kilimanjaro with only his hands, a wheelchair and teamwork. Spencer’s presentation was sincerely humbling and will undoubtedly remain an inspiration to all those in attendance.
The membership then approved our 2015-16 audited statements, the 2015-2016 AGM Meeting Minutes and ratified our incoming 2016-17 board members. Sylvia Ibrahim, President of the Student Union took the members through the operational successes, including partnerships welcoming a Syrian student in cooperation with Sheridan and World University Service of Canada, our Espresso Yourself art initiative in our coffee houses, enhanced programming at HMC, health care kiosks, our Friendship Bench initiative, our first Pride Week initiative and a planned car share program.
Our Incoming President, Enrique Ponce, was introduced and approved by the membership at the meeting, saying, “Thank you, everybody! I’m really excited to become President. Some of you might know me from my role as an EVP for the past few years. I’m hoping to use that experience as President, and while I’m very familiar with HMC, I’m looking forward to taking the time to get to know the other two campuses better.”
Tyler Bogaert, Chair of the Board, also presented the major accomplishments of the board over the past year, including the approval of a Student Centre in the HMC2A expansion, sustainability upgrades to the Trafalgar Student Centre, investment in the student portal to support and enhance club life, and continued investments in supporting the shuttle bus along with encouragement of a student referendum surrounding the ongoing future of this service.
Thoughtful student discussion also led to membership approval of several by-law changes including;
- making all fee-paying Sheridan College students eligible to run for the Board of Directors, instead of just full-time students,
- changing all bylaw language to non-gender specific language,
- clarifying the President’s duty to identify a process to select Board Chairs,
- and the Board’s right to determine how they will select a Secretary of the Board.
“I am thrilled with the exceptional turnout for the 2017 AGM, and appreciate all of the student leaders who participated in such a significant event. Our AGM is one of the most direct and impactful ways for students to participate in SSU, and I’m grateful for all those who contributed their time to join us for this important meeting.” — Sylvia Ibrahim, SSU President
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Annual General Meeting! For more photos of Spencer and our Annual General Meeting, click here. For more information about our Board of Directors and how to get involved, visit our Governance page.
Meet Enrique: your new President!
Following the successful conclusion of current President - Sylvia Ibrahim's - term, Sheridan Student Union's hiring committee set out in search of a new President to lead the organization.
This hiring committee was assembled by SSU’s Human Resources Manager and was comprised of voting members of the incoming and outgoing SSU Board, along with Associate Dean Matthew Rempel. That committee is now happy to announce that Enrique Ponce will assume the role of Sheridan Student Union President as of May 1, 2017.
As President, Ponce will provide oversight and leadership to approximately 250 full and part-time staff, oversee an operational budget of over $4.6 million, and serve over 22,000 Sheridan students.
Enrique Ponce is very familiar with the SSU, having served the organization as Executive Vice-President (EVP) for HMC for the past two years. In addition to his role as EVP, Enrique has been very active on campus as the former Sergeant-at-Arms for Sheridan Toastmasters, and the President and Co-Founder of the Smash Stress Club at HMC.
Enrique is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Business Administration – Marketing Program, and is currently pursuing studies in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing Management Program.
As incoming President, Enrique looks forward to the role, saying,
Enrique is the first-ever Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) student to be hired as the President of Sheridan Student Union and will commence his period of authority on May 1, 2017. We are lucky to have Enrique continue at the SSU and develop into his role as President.
No Can't, No Won't, Only How:
Overcoming Obstacles to Make a Difference
A talk on redefining the possible.
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. followed by our Annual General Meeting
Location: A145 // HMC Lecture Hall
Guest Speaker: Spencer West from WE
Meet & Greet With Spencer West
Lunch will be provided after Annual General Meeting - SSU Clubs Room
Audiences worldwide have been transformed by a lifelong visionary and activist who has overcome obstacles to make a difference in the world! Spencer West, a top-ranked keynoter and author of the best-selling book Standing Tall is attending our Annual General Meeting & speaking to you on the importance of Overcoming Obstacles.
Spencer’s belief that it is possible for anyone, at any age, to overcome their personal roadblocks, embrace their own leadership skills and become a force for positive change in the world.
After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, he entered the world that might have easily defeated him. Rather than giving up Spencer learned that by connecting with others and working to make the world a better place he could transform his life!
Through persevering many obstacles in his life, Spencer West will stand before your eyes and speak on how one can tackle challenge after challenge!
Spencer West is looking forward in seeing you at our
Annual General Meeting on March 16th - A145 // HMC Campus.
To learn more about our AGM and why you should join us, click here.
If you can't make it to our AGM, you can watch it live on our YouTube channel, starting at 1:00 PM.
Looking for an awesome job on campus? Work with the SSU!
We have the following positions available for the coming school year at both campuses:
If you have a passion for customer service and want a great job on campus, we would love to meet you!
This Hiring Blitz will introduce all new candidates to our operations and opportunities available. You will have a chance to wow us, and discuss each position that exists in our operations. Goals and expectations will be discussed in these sessions, and each candidate will also have a chance to sit down one-on-one with a manager to conduct individual interviews.
Please see below for the Hiring Blitz at your campus. You will be expected to arrive at 6pm SHARP and stay for the duration of the evening. Please bring a copy of your resume!
Davis Campus – Brampton
(RSVP to Jasmeet.firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Den, Union Fresh, Bruin Coffeehouse (all positions)
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - 6pm to 10pm
The Den - 7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton; inside the Student Centre
Sheridan Student Union and Sheridan College are pleased to announce that the Sheridan Student Transportation Survey, seeking to better understand student transportation preferences and potential solutions to Inter-Campus Shuttle capacity challenges, has concluded.