2022 SU General Election Full Supplement

2024 SU general election: Faculty of Kinesiology representative

In this year’s Students’ Union (SU) general election, one candidate is running uncontested for the Faculty of Kinesiology Representative. Along with the responsibilities outlined for all Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) members, faculty representatives are accountable for responsibilities particular to their role including: Reporting to students of their faculty the policies, positions and programs of the Students’ Union (SU), reporting to their faculty itself (like Dean’s Council) the policies, positions and programs of the SU, representing student constituents of their faculty at SLC, representing student constituents of their faculty on university committees and reporting to the VP Academic on matters of academic importance within their faculty.


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Tom Elbert is running uncontested for the Faculty of Kinesiology representative position. In Elbert’s interview with the Gauntlet, he elaborated on his platform further. 

Elbert’s platform consists of three points: expanding career horizons, enhancing communication channels and acknowledging and highlighting student strengths. 

Firstly, Elbert looks to bridge the gap “among industries and kinesiology students” to ensure that students can explore unique paths during and after their degree. He explained that he plans to reach out to different companies to build relationships with them. In terms of communication channels, he also hopes to create platforms where students can anonymously give tips and suggestions to better experience their faculty — in which Elbert will serve as their voice. 

Elbert’s last point focuses on advocating for more equal weight distribution with course assignments and projects to cater to different learning styles among students, as some classes have heavily weighted midterms or tests earlier on in the semester. While he understands that this is a big task that may not be feasible, he explains that he will implement the changes where he can. 

All in all, it seems that Elbert understands the scope of his role and his goals are practical and actionable.

All undergraduate students in the Faculty of Kinesiology can vote YES or NO on their ballot for Tom Elbert for FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE or ABSTAIN from voting.

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