Meet your VP candidates

by Norma Zminkowska

Humber and Guelph-Humber students, here are your 2018 IGNITE VP Candidates.

The vice-presidents of IGNITE are crucial in implementing big projects and changes around Humber and Guelph-Humber.

Since there’s a position for every campus, the VPs can do a lot of in-depth work to meet students’ needs, and act in ways that benefit their campus specifically. Among other things, the VPs implement creative new ideas, help improve existing services, and attend meetings to represent their campus.

In order to vote next week, you need to be informed. Start getting in the know. We compiled a list of all candidates running for a VP position at North, Lakeshore, and Guelph-Humber, along with how they plan on making IGNITE (and your student life) better.

Check out the full list of candidates on our Elections page.



Profile photo of Joshua Davenport

Joshua Anthony Davenport | Lakeshore

“My vision, if elected to represent IGNITE, is to create a method in which students can find easier ways to communicate with each other. Through IGNITE, I would like to bring this vision to life, allowing a better and stronger community at Humber. Communication is key in all relationships, and I believe more of it is needed to create a better Humber.”

Profile photo of Graham Budgeon

Graham Budgeon | Lakeshore

“IGNITE must be adaptable, with the ability to be as responsive to each individual student concern as possible. I see IGNITE as an organization that is capable of easing student burdens, protecting the rights of students, enhancing students personal passions and fields, and communicating to create community. My vision for a better IGNITE is one in which these four pillars operate symbiotically, effectively, and in each students favour.”

Profile photo of Khatira Mahmoodi

Khatira Mahmoodi | Lakeshore

“I want students to go to their student body and ask for the help they need without hesitation, whether it 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 three 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 provides. I want to make sure IGNITE materials reach the students and they understand what their student body is providing.”

Profile photo of Layna Lubimiv

Layna Lubimiv | Lakeshore

“I want to enhance and highlight the IGNITE vision to continue a force of empowerment, advocacy, discovery, and openness with the Humber student body.”



Profile photo of Jeremy Afonso

Jeremy Largo Afonso | North

“I want to implement a yearly cultural arts and creativity event for all ethnicities to express themselves within the Humber community to promote a peaceful and endearing environment.”

Profile photo of Kuljeet Singh

Kuljeet Singh | North

“IGNITE shapes future leaders and helps inspire awareness. I believe it can continue to do that in the future. IGNITE is doing outstanding work in Humber, and can spread its circle beyond the Humber community.”

Profile photo of Jason Hyatt

Jason Hyatt | North

Platform not available.



Profile photo of Maheen Nazim

Maheen Nazim | Guelph-Humber

“I’d be a good vice-president because I am here to make a change. I want every person to feel important, valued, and like they got the best education and most for their money at Guelph-Humber.”

Profile photo of Rose Bonello

Rose Bonello | Guelph-Humber

“I want to ensure students are aware of all options to further their education, be an advocate for food availability, plan inclusive and engaging events, support your ideas, and be the student voice.”

Photo of Harry Swindall

Harry Carlisle Swindall | Guelph-Humber

Platform not available.

*These interviews were edited for grammar and clarity. For unedited platforms please visit our Elections page.

Voting week is Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 at North, Lakeshore, and Guelph-Humber.

Make sure you take the time to vote for the candidates you feel meet your needs.