Our Voice, Our Vote

For VP Finance


Yamandeep Malhi

Throughout my involvement with LUSU, I have been able to connect with key individuals of not only the Union but also the administration of Lakehead University.

I have served LUSU as a Board of Directors for almost two years, a member of the Finance and operations committee, a member of the Internal Relations Committee, an executive for 4 different clubs, and a dedicated volunteer.

If elected, I will continue to engage and amplify student voices by addressing the needs of students for specialized and accessible mental health supports, food insecurity, and pushing for an enhanced outreach system to stay connected and informed of students’ comments, concerns, and voices. This will involve, but not limited to hosting town halls where we engage and hear your concerns, will initiate campaigns to show where the student money is going(transparency). I will invest back in our students and bring more financial aid to help the students in these dire times of financial struggles that the pandemic has imposed on us. With our team, I plan on working towards creating sustainable practices across campus, a step towards climate action, and investing in carbon neutrality.

As your Vice President of Operations and Finance, I will ensure diversity and inclusivity, so we can stand together as a strong student body. Finally, I urge everyone to please get out there and vote because your voice matters! Students united will never be defeated!


Robert Strachan

Hey everyone, my name's Rob. I know COVID has interrupted every facet of student life, and I’m not much for campaign promises, but I will say this: 

Working as the LUSU food bank coordinator during undergrad has given me the experience needed to fight for your rights and balance budgets, and now, I am running for VP Finance and Operations because I believe in the potential for the student union to support students, such as creating more student jobs and negotiating an optional flight pass. I stand for accountability and transparency, and I promise to listen when students speak. 

Feel free to tell me some of your ideas or concerns at rkstrach@lakeheadu.ca.


For Orillia Director


Suzanne Pereira

I will focus on expanding more options that will help students and I will hold myself responsible to present the union with student concerns and get solutions that are within the rules and regulations of LUSU. My main priority is to create an inclusive environment for all the students. By creating an inclusive environment, I will be an effective and accountable representative and ensure that I reach out to students and know what their concerns are so I could create opportunities which can assist their needs. I want to work for the best interest of students and if I receive the opportunity to perform the duties of a Board of Director then I will ensure to bring forth the voices of students interest to LUSU. Hence, I would request you all to let me know what changes, opportunities or areas matter to you the most. 

Feel free to connect with me through Instagram: suzanne_28p

It's By-Election Time!

The Chief Returning officer (CRO) is hosting a by-election for the Executive position of Vice President Operations & Finance and two positions for Orillia Board of Directors. These elections will follow the guidelines outlined in the Lakehead University Student Union Constitution. 


The Vice-President Operations & Finance is LUSU’s Treasurer, responsible for overseeing the corporation’s multi-million dollar budget, investment portfolio, businesses (The Outpost and The Study), and services (Universal Bus Pass, Health and Dental Plan, Handbook). The VP Operations and Finance also works with LUSU’s General Manager and other senior managers to oversee the student union's internal practices.


The LUSU Board of Directors sets strategic priorities for the student union and serves as direct representatives of students to the corporation. They are the guiding members of LUSU, voting on important motions, while also overseeing the Executives and ensure the orderly and transparent operation of LUSU.



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