Élections 2019-2020 Elections


2019-2020 Election information

Here are you candidates for the 2019-2020 Elections! Vote March 28 & 29th!


President: Shaianne Young


My name is Shaianne Young, and I am a fourth year student completing my degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Management. Upon joining this program, I instantly became an active member in the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA). Within the previous two years, I served on the PSA as both the Director of Promotions and Marketing and the VP Philanthropy and Activism. I organized uOttawa’s first SleepOUT event, coordinated a PSA cheering station for the Canadian Army Run in hopes of raising money that would go towards The Natasha Wood Foundation (for mental health), amongst many other initiatives.

In the upcoming PSA election, I will be running for the position of President. If elected I would like to maintain and improve the professional reputation of the PSA, assist and advocate for psychology students during this transition period of our new student union and new provincial policies, increase interest in the PSA’s events and initiatives alongside other PSA Executive members, and most importantly, ensure there is a sense of inclusion and community amongst psychology students.

I would love to represent you as your President this upcoming year, so please come vote!

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Vice President of Internal Affairs: Julia Iannace

Hi! My name is Julia Iannace and I hope to be the next VP of Internal Affairs for the PSAÉP!

In the role of VP Internal I would:

-Ensure that students are able to demonstrate their school spirit through the continuation of psych spirit wear

-Implementing office hours so that students are able to access all of the services the PSAÉP has to offer.

-I will take-over or aid the president in her responsibilities when additional help is needed.

-I plan to hold one general assembly each semester in order to allow students to voice their concerns and opinions regard the PSAÉP’s constitution.

-I hope to actively work with the fellow vice presidents on their projects in order to allow events to run more smoothly.

-I promise to ensure full transparency of the PSAÉP through recording meeting minutes and making them accessible to students through collaboration with the VP of Communications.

As an executive member, I wish to aid students in the exploration of the social and academic opportunities available to them through being a part of the PSAÉP!

Vote online on March 28 th and 29 th !


Vice President of Social Affairs: Abraar Elmi

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Vice President of Philanthropy and Activism: Kevin Oppong


Vice President of Financial Affairs: Sierra Kerr

My name is Sierra Kerr and I want to be your next Vice President of Financial Affairs of the PSA for 2019-2020.

I have understanding in budgeting, I have worked for multiple not-for-profit organizations, and have knowledge of the university and government funding and taxing, which I believe will allow me to help the association.

As Vice President of Financial Affairs, I would:

Ensure that PSA funds are maintained in accordance with university/government policies

Make sure the budget is updated frequently in order to keep track of money going in and out of the association

Hold the association fiscally responsible

Maintain a paper record of spending, all executive are kept up to date, and that the pillars are on track with payments

Transparent about spending and how costs affect all psychology students

Vote online March 28th and 29th!

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Council Member: Lucas Gergyek

Psych students!

My name’s Lucas Gergyek, I’m originally from this small town west of Toronto called Waterdown, and I’m currently in my 3rd year of the BA Psychology program at uOttawa. I’m passionate about optimizing student experience at the university - I hope to have the opportunity to represent you as Council Member for the 2019-2020 school year!

With the instatement of a new student government for the upcoming school year I am excited and prepared to tackle a changing political atmosphere at the university. If elected I vow to represent the psychology undergraduate students in a professional manner; I look forward to making the opinions and ideas of all psychology students heard at PSAÉP meetings. Additionally, I will advocate for the most advantageous academic, networking and social opportunities for students. Ultimately, my goal is to act as a detailed and transparent liaison of information from Executives and the university to every undergraduate student - this will allow for you all to make informed decisions regarding your academic career moving forward.

Thanks for reading, please vote online March 28th & 29th!


Council Member: Montana Rynda