Jeremiah Bowers, Ahmed Abdallah, Sheldon Harrison, Admira KonjicThe 2018-19 executive of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance: president Jeremiah Bowers with vice-presidents Ahmed Abdallah, Sheldon Harrison, and Admira Konjic for student services, finance and operations, and student advocacy, respectively.

Student executive sets outreach as priority

Communication and outreach will be top priorities for the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, says its incoming executive.

The alliance is the student government representing full-time undergraduates. Three of four executive members returned to office for a second year-long term which began at the start of May: president Jeremiah Bowers, vice-president student advocacy Admira Konjic, and vice-president finance and operations Sheldon Harrison. Only Ahmed Abdallah, vice-president student services, is new to his position.

“Our primary focus is people,” says Bowers. “Our top priority is bringing the UWSA to our student membership and not expecting them to come to us.”

He says this means making an effort to connect with members across campus, including those located downtown.

“We can and must do more to engage with our entire Lancer family and live up to our three-pillar mandate — to serve, represent and advocate,” says Bowers.

The team is currently preparing strategic plans for each portfolio and maintains office hours for the summer of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Bus passes to be made available for summer months

The U-Pass, which provides Transit Windsor bus service for a fee paid with tuition, will offer optional summer coverage.

Passes valid in Winter 2018 will be accepted by drivers through May 18; pass-holders may purchase an extension for the summer months. Watch for details on the UWSA website as they become available.