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  • Student candidate statements

    Student Governor

    The following statements are in alphabetical order by last name.
    There is 1 student governor position available.



    My name is Faris El Jundi, I will be advancing to my fourth year in a bachelors of Mechanical engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Currently serving as a Technical Service Assistant at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. I aspire to bring forth my knowledge and experience to be a representative for the students on the Board of Governors. Due to my involvement with students and faculty staff members, I acknowledge the importance of governance that is required within the institution and believe that I can add value as a student voice on the Board.



    My Name is Magdalene Graham and I am running for UOIT’s undergraduate board of governor. I am a 2nd year student in FBIT, studying commerce with a major in OBHR. I am currently a Peer Leader, Ambassador, Campus Tour Guide, and a Liaison for the UOMA. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to present student’s perspectives to UOIT’s board. Thank you for supporting me, and I hope to see you on campus! 



    It is an honor to be running for the position of undergraduate student representative on the board of governors at UOIT. Growing up I have always wanted to help others and be able to leave an impact on the community we are all a part of. Through my experience of being a board director for Painting the Future Foundation and president/vice president of different initiatives, I know I am capable of representing all of us and making positive change. It is my personal mission to inspire positive change through leadership and staying open minded.



    I am a former engineering student and current Commerce student majoring in Accounting.  My interest in this position stems primarily from the involvement of the Board in the university’s finances, and I hope to ensure that these finances are being managed in the best interests of the student population.  During the 2018-2019 academic year, I will also be VP of Operations for the UOIT Accounting Association, a Peer Leader, and a CERT member, which attests to my leadership abilities.  With my varied academic background and enthusiasm for extracurricular involvement, I will be able to advocate on behalf of all students. 



    Hi! My name is Jessica, and it is my great pleasure to announce my application towards becoming UOIT’s next Undergraduate Student Representative on the Board of Governors. Over the past three years, I have participated in Official Student Life roles such as an Orientation Leader, Ambassador, Orientation Programs Assistant, and Tour Guide. I am also the current President of the Faculty’s Health Science Society and I have been elected to represent the student body as Student Union President. Based on my experiences, I would be honored to be part of the contribution that aims to meet the visions of UOIT.



    Noorullah Rayaz Nouri is deeply involved in the UOIT community. He is the founder and former president of UOIT Racket Sports which currently has more than 200+ active students. After establishing a thriving student club he went on to be elected as the VP of External Affairs with the UOIT Engineering Society (2014). Noorullah has developed foresight when it comes to communities and bringing about positive change. Noorullah brings a broad range of both government and private industrial experience working in the engineering department for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and recently ExxonMobil.



    Zain Shahzad is a Mechanical Engineering (Comprehensive Program) student. He joined the university in September of 2014, and is set to graduate and earn his Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering in April of 2019. 
    From October 2016 to April 2018, he has held student executive positions at “Rotaract Club of DC & UOIT”, “UOIT Engineering Society” and “C3, Inspire”. Through these positions he has planned and executed various events engaging students from all programs, and has developed a diverse range of skills along the way. 
    Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a masters in automotive engineering at UOIT.



    Many of you may know me from my involvement with the student design teams, EngSoc, and several other organizations here on campus. I am currently the President and Commercial Director of UOIT Motorsports Electric but I have held many positions throughout my experience here at UOIT. As a dedicated individual focused on professional development, leadership and guidance, I have cultivated the skills and competences required to hold leadership and management positions. My ability to think critically and strategically will help me to fulfil my obligations and duties as a Student Governor for UOIT, I look forward to serving the school.

  • Administrative staff candidate statements

    Staff Governor

    The following statements are in alphabetical order by last name.
    There is 1 staff governor position available.


    Greg Edwards

    I have been a Chartered Accountant for 17 years.  My career has spanned public practice, industry, regulation, and now the university sector.  My experience has revolved around due process, policy development and implementation, collaboration, and communication.  My role at UOIT gives me the opportunity to work with a range of departments and functions where I can collaborate and seek ways to improve.  I value engagement, accountability, transparency, integrity, and sound decision-making, and I would be pleased to represent staff on the Board.  


    Mark Neville

    Mark has been a Writing and ESL Specialist in the Student Learning Centre since joining UOIT in August 2013. His passion and interest in improving both the environment for students and staff is a driving force in his desire to contribute to UOIT. His daily interaction with students and his role as a staff member would allow him to immediately contribute to the Board of Governors. Mark would welcome the opportunity to use his experience, knowledge, and dedication to represent all administrative staff on UOIT's Board of Governors.


    Mary Steele

    Mary Steele joined UOIT in 2011. As the Manager of Pension, Benefits and Wellness (PBW), she is responsible for these programs for academic/non-academic faculty and staff. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (Dalhousie University), with a Legal Administration Certificate (Ryerson University). In addition, she holds the Canadian Securities Course & Personal Financial Planner designations.

    She has over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors specializing in employee benefits, administration, policy and strategy.

    Before joining the University, she was a Pension Advisor at the Royal Bank of Canada and previously a Benefits Specialist at OPSEU Pension Trust.