Meet your CSA Election candidates: Yonae Rolle

Monday, March 7, 2011


Name: Yonae Rolle

Running for: Communications and Corporate Affairs Commissioner


1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hello, my name is Yonae Rolle, I am currently in my fourth year studying Psychology here at the University. I am also an international student, originally from the beautiful islands of the Bahamas and I am running for Communications and Corporate Affairs Commissioner in the CSA elections.

2. Why do you want to represent students on the CSA Executive?

I believe that each student should have the opportunity to make a difference within their campus community, whether it be through the freedom of speech, or innovative ideas. If elected I plan to shed more light towards the unique perspectives students hold, and address their non-academic needs as best as I possibly can.

3. What experiences or skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate for your position?

 Throughout the years I have been involved in a number of organizations on campus, such as being the former co-president of the C.J. Munford Centre, facilitating workshops and events within student life at the Office of Intercultural Affairs, and being an on-going member of several CSA clubs. From these experiences I’ve had the opportunity to not only meet and work with a diverse group of students, but learn more about the core elements that establish fun-filled student experiences.

4. Can you outline some experiences that have given you knowledge of CSA policies and the way things are run?

I would definitely say that a lot of the knowledge and understanding gained about CSA policies has come through talking one-on-one with current Executive members, attending board meetings, and keeping up-to-date with the CSA newsletters.

5. What goals do you have for your term?

Well, I would like to bring a fresh and new perspective to the executive board that focuses on innovation and creativity. I would like their to be more efficiency within the general executive committee and overall more fun for the student body at Guelph.

6. The undergraduate student body is large and diverse; how will you ensure you represent the interests of students?

If elected as Communications and Corporate Affairs Commissioner, one of my main goals would be to highlight the tremendous amount of diversity present within our campus by encouraging students to become more involved with their Central Student Association. I would also like to advertise the creative projects put on by the various student clubs and organizations within the university.

6. (a) The Communications Commissioner is often called upon to be the voice of the CSA when corresponding with the outside world. What character traits do you think make an effective spokesperson and why?

Personally, I believe that an effective spokesperson is one who is confident, but humble, out-going, respectful, and encouraging.

 7. Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I would like to encourage all students to be active and vote in the upcoming CSA elections from March 14 – 18, let your voice be heard! I also encourage students to check-out my facebook page at vote Yes 4 Yonae, there you will be able to read more about my platform, check-out my YouTube video and all the other fun stuff! Remember Vote YES for Yonae, cuzs I’m bringing the FUN BACK to the CSA!!

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