Jasdeep Gurna, B.Eng.'16
The restructuring of senior leadership and increases in hiring at the administration level at Memorial University has made pursuing a degree more financially challenging for the average student. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2016, I have observed several changes over the last few years at the university that make life harder for the average student. As an example, instead of considering cutting down on the size of the administration, consideration was given to canceling thousands of journal subscriptions that would inevitably result in a decline in the quality of education that the university offers. As a member of the Board of Regents, I will do my best to ensure that the university remains affordable for the student community. I would also pursue avenues to empower students within the community, allowing them to follow their passion and not be bound by the rigid structures and requirements of the degree programs. The disbursement of scholarships, awards etc. to students in need and creating a community that values social justice are areas where I would focus my attention.