What Not To Do In A Plane Crash
The past three weeks have been eventful to say the least. It has been a time of intensive training, team building, learning, and eating. There have been an abundance of lunch and dinner meetings and I am starting to feel perpetually full. One of the most memorable training sessions that the exec attended was with Nancy Hopkins (Chair of the Board of Governors), Lea Pennock (University Secretary), and Ehimai Ohiozebau (Graduate Student’s Association President). During this meeting we learned about tricameral governance, we also learned that in the event of a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan in January we (the exec and Ehimai) would all die. We did this activity that helped determine how we make decisions, we did really well apart from veering off in the wrong direction in the very beginning. Basically in the event of a plane crash that leaves you stranded, stay put. Don’t try to walk especially not in northern Saskatchewan in January in business attire.
I like to think that with this job I hit the ground running. You do all sorts of research during campaigning and after you’ve gotten the position, enough so that you have all of these ideas of grandeur (albeit on a rather small scale). Then you get into office and they let you know how to make it happen. The USSU has a fantastic staff; they will do everything in their power to help you. I have a ton of ideas and I’m hoping to make as many of them as possible happen. This position has given me so many opportunities and I am very excited to see students’ reactions to said ideas. I’ve already got several events on the agenda and am booking spaces, speakers, and just trying to find fun and innovative ways to engage students.
Looking forward to a great year!