BY-ELECTIONS Fall 2018

Here are your 2018 By-Election candidates!

VP Finance

  • Stephanie Norlock

VP Communications

  • Sierra Kerr

Director of Logistics

  • Mikayla Kendrick

Council Member

  • Kinsey Church

  • Montana Rynda

  • Julia Iannace

By Election Platforms 2018

Stephanie Norlock : VP Finance

Dear Psych Students,

My name is Stephanie Norlock, and I am currently running for the position of VP Finance. During my time with the PSA, I have assumed a diverse set of roles and responsibilities, including interim VP Philanthropic in 2017, as well as VP Finance in 2018. My extensive work experience in the non-profit sector has given me the expertise necessary to serve the student body through the consistent monitoring of the PSA’s financial affairs. I anticipate to go above and beyond in my role, as I not only will manage student funds in a transparent way, but also defend their allocation to benefit the most psychology students possible. This will involve individual meetings with other executive planning events during the year, compiling complete and accurate audits, as well as making reliable agreements when sharing costs for events with other federated bodies.

As always, thank you so much for your consideration, and don’t forget to vote!

Sierra Kerr : VP Communications

Hello I'm Sierra Kerr and I am in fourth year Psychology and I want to be your next VP Communications!
I want to be your next VP Communications because I want to better engage students within psychology. I want to ensure that psychology students are made aware of all events in psychology and are provided resources that can help them during their undergrad. 
Through regular emails I will assure that students remain up to date on everything going on in psychlogy including but not limited to social events, panels, networking events, workshops, conferences, psych wear, scholarships, resources and volunteer/job opportunities.
Assure all information is available in both French and English.
I want to work with professors, labs and students to update the Jobs and Opportunities page, making it a resource for upper year students wishing to volunteer in labs, get research experience, or recruit for their honours thesis. I also want to include jobs and volunteer opportunities in the community.

Mikayla Kendrick : Director of Logistics

Hello! My name is Mikayla Kendrick, and I am in my fourth year of Psychology (B.A.). I am running to be the Director of Logistics for the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) for the 2018-2019 school year.

This past summer, I was appointed as the PSA’s 101 Week Coordinator. In this position, I worked closely with the current Vice President of Social Affairs to assist them in the coordination and execution of this year’s successful 101 Week. I felt fortunate to be a part of making our incoming psychology students feel welcomed and supported, and would love the opportunity to have that effect in a larger capacity.

As Director of Logistics, I pledge to work closely with the VP University Affairs, VP Philanthropic, and VP Social to make all of the PSA’s events – whether they are academic, social, or philanthropic – a massive success, as well as, safe, inclusive, and supportive for all psychology students. I will work to continue hosting popular PSA initiatives and psychology-related events, represent the students, and advocate for and support students’ mental health.

Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Kinsey Church : Council Member

Hello Psych students!

My name is Kinsey and I'm in my 4th year of the BSc. stream.

I would love to be one of your next council members so I can give the undergraduate students in psychology a voice at department meetings.  I would be a great representative because I have spent my whole degree here talking to other psych students about the best and worst parts of our program.  I have seen some awesome progress be made by previous council members, but I see room for further improvement and projects that are still in progress. 

I want to leave a lasting positive impact on the program before I graduate and make it even better for future students.  I also want to ensure that the science and French Immersion streams are well represented. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (kchur026@uottawa.ca) and please vote YES on October 4th and 5th. 

Montana Rynda : Council Member

Hello Psychology Students,

My name is Montana Rynda, and I am a fourth year student in the Ba psychology stream.

I would be honored to represent the voice of the undergraduate students in meetings with the department of psychology as one of the next council members. I believe I would make a great representative because I have had four years of experience listening to the concerns from student of all years in psychology. I know the stress and pressure of not knowing what you have to do for your thesis, credit requirements and graduate school, and I hope to best represent you in meetings about these concerns.

I also hope to continue the amazing progress done by past council members, as well as making improvements of the new issues arising.  In my fourth year at UOttawa, I feel as if it is my turn to try and make a difference and help improve the program for current and future students.

I want to help, so please reach out with any concerns you may have ( mrynd050@uottawa.ca ) and please vote ‘YES’ on October 4th and 5th. Thank you!


Julia Iannace : Council Member

Hello! My name is Julia Iannace and I'm running to be a member of the psychology student council for the 2018-2019 year.


This past 101 week, I had the opportunity to be a frosh guide for the incoming psychology students, and recognized the importance of our psychology student association; I wish to be a positive force in the school community and represent my fellow students. I'm a second year student in the B.A program with a minor in criminology, and I am passionate about the development of our program. I chose the university of Ottawa specifically for the diverse amount of psychology courses it offers in comparison to other Canadian universities, and I hope to aid the continuous progression and development of our program. If elected I will be a voice of the undergraduate students, and I will advocate for what can be done to further improve our program. Furthermore, I pledge to make council reports accessible to all students, in order to publicize information that will aid students to make informed academic choices.

Thank you for your time, and I hope you will consider voting for me on Election Day!

Sincerely,

Julia Iannace