Jonathan is incredibly grateful to be serving as your Director of Outreach and University Relations this year. He originally came to UVic to study creative writing, but has since transferred into political science and economics. He is now a third-year student and he is looking forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of students for the remainder of his term.
The primary responsibilities of the Director of Outreach and University Relations include conducting outreach among students, chairing board meetings and several committees, being a spokesperson for the UVSS, writing and drafting policy, and maintaining relations between the UVSS and UVic.
This year, Jonathan will focus on making life more affordable for students, improving mental health services on campus, and ensuring that the UVSS’s work is accountable and relevant to students. Jonathan will do this by advocating for the implementation for more open-sourced textbooks, lobbying the University for increased counselling services, and increasing the amount of outreach that the UVSS conducts. If you want to get involved with any of these initiatives, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jonathan!