Niveedhika Ketheeswaranathan

Director

As a board member, what would be most important to you?
Gathering feedback from students.

What relevant experience and qualifications do you have for the role?
I am highly involved on campus. I am an Associate for Guelph-Humber Accounting Council. My main tasks are to inform the 2nd year students about upcoming events and why it's beneficial for them to attend. I act a liaison between the student body and our executive council. This is highly relevant to the position of Board of Director, where my main goal is to ensure we get input and feedback from students. I am also a Career Support Peer at Guelph-Humber working under the Career & Placement Services. I critique student resume and cover letters, hold workshops about networking, LinkedIn, portfolios, etc. We collect student feedback after all appointments and workshops to find improve our services by understanding where our weaknesses lie and strengths are.

Why are you the ideal candidate?
As a Board of Director, one of our main responsibilities is to promote the welfare and interests of students through events and initiatives. I am not here to make unrealistic and unattainable promises. I am a dedicated and hard-working individual whose focus is making a positive impact at University of Guelph-Humber. My platform is to ensure that your voice gets heard and the students have a strong say in what happens on campus. If elected as one of University of Guelph-Humber’s Board of Directors, I will be focusing on the following:

Realistic, Long-Term Impact, & Effective

  • Proposals of initiatives/events brought by President and VPs approved based on input from student body
  • Ensuring proposals are approved based on student input, the long-term impact on campus life, its effectiveness in positively affecting students and if it is realistic to execute

Student Voice

  • Receiving input and feedback from UGH students is very important
  • Online platform will be available to address concerns, questions or ideas to bring to IGNITE
  • Forum provided at least 1-2 times a month where students can drop-in at the IGNITE Leadership Lounge to talk to UGH's Board of Directors