UMSU DIRECTORS

Karsh Anilkumar Patel

Hello,
I am Karsh Patel (he/him), also goes with kp. I am currently completing my degree with a major in Economics and Finance. I am passionate about building relationships with others and expanding my network. Following graduation, I am planning to purse a future career in financial industry. Through my work as a UMSU Board of Director, I’ll try increase the presence of ASBC in UMSU and try to bridge any gap between UMSU and ASBC if exist. Moreover, addressing student concern and issue in UMSU will be on top of my priority list. In the spare time, I enjoy watching Formula 1 and a good music with a cup of coffee.

DARIO DUQUE GIRALDO (UPLIFT ASBC)

Hello Faculty of Arts Students! My name is Dario, I am a second year Sociology and Religion student. I am running to be one of the next UMSU Directors representing ASBC. In this role, I want to advocate for marginalized arts students to a new level in the UMSU Board of Directors. If you want to know more about our policies follow us on Instagram @uplift.asbc or visit our website upliftasbc.com. Vote Uplift ASBC on March 25th and 26th.

MICHELLE KO (UPLIFT ASBC)

Hello, Arts Students!  My name is Michelle Ko. I am a second-year Criminology student and I am pleased to announce that I will be running for the election this year as UMSU Director position with my amazing team Uplift ASBC. I believe there is a lot I can do for the Arts students. I will be helping the organization create new policies and discuss the matters which are more important for the Arts Students. Some of my main focuses will be related to promoting multicultural awareness, advocating for the U-Pass continuation and promoting arts clubs and associations so they are well-recognized by the UMSU and the University Students. I will be speaking on behalf of the Arts students and bring all the issues to the council meeting. I will make sure that the Arts students’ voices, and their concerns will be heard and solved through our association. If you want to know more about our policies follow us on Instagram @uplift.asbc or visit our website upliftasbc.com. Vote Uplift ASBC on March 25th and 26th.

HANNAH BELEC (UPLIFT ASBC)

Hello Arts Students! My name is Hannah Belec and I’m a second year History honours student. I am running to be one of the next UMSU Directors to represent ASBC! In this role, I want to spearhead new and improved mental health programming; establish a monthly online UMSU Board of Directors newsletter to involve Arts students in all proceedings; and coordinate events between ASBC and other student groups to promote exciting ways to learn outside of the lecture hall, especially on the topic of cultural awareness. If you want to know more about my incredible team Uplift ASBC and I or would like to reach out, follow @uplift.asbc and @hannahbelec on Instagram. You can also visit our website upliftasbc.com. Vote Uplift ASBC on March 25th and 26th.

JARON RYKISS (UPLIFT ASBC)

Hey, Arts students! My name is Jaron Rykiss and I am a second-year philosophy and political studies student. This year, I hope to become one of your UMSU directors! I want to make the university feel like home for everyone. We should be proud to wear the UofM logo and call ourselves Bison. So, I am focusing my platform on the unification of all students from every faculty by increasing the amount of communication between different faculty boards, programming, and planning events with ALL students in mind! As a student with ADHD, I want to focus on supporting students like me. Often seen as a disorder that makes people “loud” or “hyper”, it is not just those things. People with ADHD often are more prone to anxiety, depression, and struggle with academic learning. I want to make sure the university feels like a safe place for all of us. Even the ones who feel they aren’t achieving at the level they’d like to be! If you’d like to hear more about myself or my team, Uplift ASBC, Follow me @jaronrykiss and @upliftasbc, on Instagram! Additionally, check out our website upliftasbc.com for more info! I’m always around and I’d love to hear from you! Make sure to vote Uplift ASBC on March 25th and 26th!