Student Executive Elections
Ednna Stobschinski - LCSA President Candidate
My name is Ednna Stobschinski, I am an international student, second-year RRM, and current Vice-President Student Life of the LCSA, a position that I have been holding for almost a year now. Before I became the VPSL, I was certainly eager to undertake tasks that this position is involved in, such as creating events, chatting with students, giving away prizes, and handing out breakfasts, however, I have certainly learned so much more along the way about what true student advocacy is.
During this time, I have had the privilege to create and develop projects for supporting students’ mental health, like the Men’s Mental Health Live chat with guest speaker Scott Ste. Marie and online Guided Meditations; other ones that comprise cultural diversity, like sharing historical notes on holidays from our international students’ countries as well as the celebration of the Day of the Dead shrine. There were also a few others that occurred behind the scenes, such as creating surveys to hear directly from you, advocating when there’s a tuition increase or fees implemented (and how they impact our lives), or simply providing an open space (virtually, at the moment) for a brief
touch-base on any concerns you may have.
I do want to emphasize that my time here has been both enjoyable and productive. I was very lucky to have such a hardworking team that contributed so much of their time and ideas to make the student experience as best as possible. I want to represent that for the incoming Student Council: a peer to whom they can reach out to and continue with the good and fun activities while implementing new ways to advocate for the Lethbridge College students.
If you give me the opportunity to be your President, rest assured that I will do my very best to make sure your rights and needs are taken into account and for you to feel represented and heard. I look forward to working hard with the rest of the LCSA Team and hope to walk along with you in this journey, especially as we continue navigating through such unprecedented times.
Jen Jensen - VP Operations and Finance
I am good with people and I understand what it is like to be not only scared to start school as a new graduate but also as a person that hasn't been in the school for years and is coming back to school as a seasoned adult. I am good at planning things and taking charge of things that need to be done and work hard to make sure that it is executed to the best and as smoothly as possible. I love to make sure that everyone is happy and if there is something that someone needs help with, I am the person that gets it done regardless of if I have the resources to complete it, I find the people or the resources to make it happen. I love being at the college and appreciate everything the college has given to me as a student that has come back after so many years of not being in school and wants to give back to the people what I have been so humbly given.
Joanne Kariuki - VP Student Life Candidate
My name is Joanne Kariuki, a 1st year student at Lethbridge college taking a diploma in Child and Youth Care. I am an international student here at the college with a passion for students’ rights and well-being. I am an active, outgoing, dedicated, and open-minded person when it comes to student representation and I have a deep enthusiasm for international students supports and facilities. I have a great emotional commitment to positive mental health and wellness especially in the school community and the general whole well-being of an individual.
My vision is to work hand in hand with the college students as a link to the council and I will dedicate myself to working diligently with the council to reach out to students and air their issues and appeals within the all-round school as well as working to enhance virtual student activities and events amidst this pandemic and school transition we are facing.
Sedona Vigneault - VP Student Life Candidate
Hello, my name is Sedona Vigneault and I am a first-year student taking business administration. I plan on majoring in marketing and completing the two and two program at the University of Lethbridge. I have lived in Lethbridge for the past eight years and since then, I have been dedicated to exploring this city’s culture and natural beauty. I am passionate about art, psychology, my metis culture, and sustainability. I would like to represent the Lethbridge College Students Association so that I can continuously work on improving student experiences. I see a future where we are all connected again, and I would use this platform to provide opportunities for students to come together. In my spare time, I like to go on hikes and take pictures of rare prairie flowers.
Additionally, I enjoy playing my guitar, singing, and dancing. I am running to be the next VP Student Life because I believe that my skills in communication and organization will add to the success of the LCSA.