Candidates Announced for 2022 RPIRG Board Election

The RPIRG Board of Directors is composed of 8 Student Members of RPIRG. It is the decision-making body of RPIRG, which makes all major decisions regarding finances, long-term goals, long-term viability of the organization, staffing, and funding application approval – all using concensus-based decision making principles.

We are thrilled to introduce the candidates running for RPIRG board positions. This year, there are eight nominees for six available positions on our Board of Directors. These candidates will be campaigning between March 15-30 and voting will take place through Simply Voting between March 29-30. To vote, visit ursu.ca/elections during election dates, and find the URSU online voting ballot. After you vote for your favourite URSU election candidates, you will see RPIRG's election ballot at the bottom of the list. The eight candidates will be presented to you in the ballot, you can rank them according to your preferences, the top six candidates will be elected to be on the board.

All other information related to voting can be found on our social media accounts and URSU’s social media accounts closer to the election dates.

Get to know all the candidates 

Zakiyyah Noorally

(she/her)

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a BSC in Computer Science with a Certificate in Economics. I have worked closely with students as former administrative assistant for the Academic Transitions Program at the Student Success Centre. I am a returning Ambassador Leader and former Peer Advisor. I am also part of the UR Guarantee Program. I have joined the URSU Digital Advisory Committee this year. I am volunteering with the Undergraduate Research Journal as Graphics editor. I feel I have acquired the relevant experience and skills to contribute productively on the RPIRG board of directors next.

Amir Said

(he/him)

Amir Said is an Arab-Canadian student, young professional, immigrant, and settler on Treaty 4 territory who seeks to promote social justice and environmental awareness through his work. His academic background in Arts, Program Evaluation, and Non-Profit Sector Leadership & Innovation, coupled with his experience as a student advocate and community leader volunteering and working on-campus and throughout the city, makes him an ideal fit: he's got the knowledge, background, and passion to serve students and his community effectively as part of the RPIRG Board of Directors.

Sundus Zia

(she/her)

My name is Sundus Zia and I am a fourth-year Computer Science major. My interests include artificial intelligence and travelling. In addition to school, I am a member of the 2022 - 2023 Ambassador Leader Team, the LUSA Academic Representative, a member of the RPIRG Board of Directors, and a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services. I am interested in joining the RPIRG board again this year because over the past year I was able to learn about social issues and initiatives in our community that I would not have otherwise known about.

Style Dayne Stenberg

(he/him)

Hi everyone. I’m thrilled to have come home to Saskatchewan after 10 years working on Film/TV in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I’m enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and a Certificate in Political and International Governance. I’m excited to bring my experience as a Film Producer/Actor to assist spreading RPIRG message and connecting with our communities. I am also involved in partisan politics where I volunteer and coordinate political mentorship programs and days of action towards social justice, equitable societies and sustainable development.

Anupom Das

(he/him)

Over ten-year experienced change catalyst successfully leverages the HR function towards organizational effectiveness. Susceptible to translate business strategies into HR initiatives that ensure growth, engagement, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Have a good understanding of the financial aspects of decisions hitting the bottom line of the organization. Highly collaborative person to impact team goals. Also, have volunteering experience as an Alumina member of MBA Association and an Executive member for the Business Management Students Club of the university I graduated from. With my experience, knowledge, and skills I can impact the outcomes of the organization in the most positive ways.

Emily Katherine Camposano

(she/her)

I am a part time student studying psychology through the faculty of arts who is community oriented and enjoys being active in student organizations. Apart from balancing studies with my home child care business, I have been involved on the URSU board of directors as director of part time students, a member of the psychology students association (psa), and the undergraduate research journal (urj) as proof reader. I am interested in being more involved in social and environmental justice, I enjoy research and supporting causes that raise awareness of where change is necessary.

Ziyang Zeo Li

(he/him)

As the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Regina Students' Union (URSU), Zeo works with his team members to carry out successful campaigns and programs that benefit students. These include a Mental Wellness Campaign for students from diverse communities (domestic, international, LGBTQ+), designing a Community Service Month for supporting students to initiate their community projects by providing micro-grants, as well as promoting dialogue by organizing a Next Gen Leaders Debate during the 2020 Saskatchewan election. With a keen interest in food security for students at the University of Regina, Zeo helped to expand the URSU Cares Pantry and established the URSU community fridge with team. Together, Zeo and the volunteer team maintained the daily operation of the garden, which produced 2700 pounds of vegetables that were donated to the University community.

Zeo’s passion for volunteerism started soon after arriving in Canada. At Revera Retirement Living, he assisted the event manager with event setup and organizing. At the Regina Open Door Society, he volunteers with the Youth Program and the Interpretation Program. He also contributes his efforts to mentorship with newcomer youth and organized a Chinese Culture Workshop in Regina to educate and share his passion, culture and knowledge. At the Regina Public Library, he tutors newcomer English, and learns about cultures and diversity at the same time including increasing his knowledge about the cultures of Indigenous Peoples.

Zeo is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Regina, as well as a Certificate of Non-Profit Organization Management.

Kale MacLellan

(she/her)

A cree, st’at’imc, saulteaux mom. I am fiercely dedicated to liberation for all our relatives everywhere. Just trying to make the world a better place.

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