SU Elections 2022 Q&A: Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

The Students’ Union vice-president (operations and finance) oversees the SU’s $11 million annual budget, and is responsible for the operations at the Students’ Unions businesses — including Dewey’s, Room At The Top (RATT), the Daily Grind, and more. This position also oversees the operation of the Students’ Union Building (SUB) and sits on committees and boards related to the dispersal of Dedicated Fee Units (DFUs).

There is one candidate in the 2022 Students’ Union vice-president (operations and finance) race — Julia Villoso, third-year anthropology student and current Students’ Union arts councillor.

The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

In 1 minute or less, can you tell us why you are running for the position of Students’ Union vice-president (operations and finance)?

Julia Villoso: I’ve been in student governance for the past two years. Last year I got the chance to serve as my second year as the arts councillor and Council Administration Committee (CAC) chair. I thought in my position I was able to [make] a really great change on campus, where I [did] the residential school memorial, the campus mentorship program, and integrated pronoun pins within the council chambers. I really think within the vice-president (operations and finance) role I can really do more change on campus through that way and have more resources to be able to really improve the lives of students. 

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