The Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS) has named their council for the 2017-18 school semester. The EdUS represents all undergraduate students in our faculty. The society acts as a center for funding, fundraising and the organization of events, committees and initiatives; as advocates for the student body; and as a hub for student life in the Faculty of Education.
Third-year kinesiology student George Roumeliotis has been elected as president of the EdUS council.
"We all know how stressful school can be," asserts Roumeliotis. "Not only do we have tuition fees and textbook costs, but we also have what can often feel like an absurd amount of schoolwork. To counteract these negativities, I want to promote student wellness by providing inclusive and fun events, including but not limited to, samosa giveaways, Gerts nights, and paid teaching opportunities!"
"This year, my goal is to bring positive, tangible change to the EdUS," continues George, "and ultimately to make students love their experiences as Education or Kinesiology students in 2017-18. It is truly exciting to be working with such a multi-faceted association as the EdUS, and I look forward to developing its strengths."
The society's vice presidents are VP Internals David Santin and Frederick Farmer, VPs for Communications Marco Sgro and Laura Mejia Vinasco, VP Externals Nicole Speare and Mary Hale, VP Academic Lucia De Luca, VP Finance Thurstyn Parhar, and VPs of Student Wellness Lina Li and Jeremie Legault.
The council also includes year, program and faculty representatives, and an executive administrator. Visit the EdUS website for a complete list of council members.
EdUS' November fundraising event, Movember, will support The Movember Foundation, who are aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030. Regular EdUS events include the Detention Den, a student-run bar that welcomes students and staff in the society's basement lounge, from 4-7 pm, every two weeks, on Thursdays.
Other EdUS initiatives include the EduBuddy, the society's mentoring program that finds senior students to help guide first-year undergraduates through the early steps of their experience at the Faculty of Education.