Khatira Mahmoodi

Vice President

What is your vision for a better IGNITE?
I want students without any hesitation to go to their student body and ask for help they need, could be financial or social. I want to make sure students are using these services. I am studying international development, with a class of 22, only 3 students are international. In a small discussion, it was surprising to find out that half of the class was not aware of their student insurance and other services IGNITE provided. I want to make sure IGNITE materials reach the students and they understand what their student body is providing.
secondly, I want less expensive food on campus and better food options on campus for the students. The food provided by a group of monopolists is very expensive, sometimes face issues with hygiene protocol and again it's very expensive. In this case, I want IGNITE to negotiate on behalf of students.

Why is this important?
It is important to make student attracted and involved in their student body. sometimes all students want is to be heard and understood. They need someone who is there for them, not an institution that is just taking their tuition money. when the students have good relationship with their representation body it only doesn't make the student strong but also maintains and support the institution. Mostly, the students see IGNITE just another department at Humber but it's not! IGNITE is separate and unbias group. It's for the students and it amplifies their voice.

Why would you be a good vice president?
I believe I would be a good vice president because I am passionate about helping students. I want to help students regardless of domestic or international, color, gender, race or religious beliefs. I am mostly involved on campus. I have volunteered with Orientation, Peer mentor programs, International center, student life and leadership academy. The reason I am volunteering with so many departments is I want to make a positive change in someone's life. I want them to benefit from the services available for them. My help can change someone's attitude towards something and that is an accomplishment for me. I have great organizational, communication and other soft and hard skills that will allow me to do my job as a vice president efficiently. I like to achieve results, advocate listen to others opinion and suggestions, be open minded and lastly, have fun and let others have fun too! Therefore, these qualities will make me a unique vice president.