MATT PROVOST for VP External and Community Affairs
Oki, Niito’taaatatsiyopa Matthew Provost. Niisto nohto’to Piikani ki Kainai, Siksikatsitapii, Mamioyiiksi ki Ni’taitsskaiksi. Greetings my name is Matthew Provost. I come from Piikani nation and Kainai nation, from the Blackfoot Confederacy.
Currently I am in my last year studying Indigenous Studies with a focus on Public Policy and Minoring in Communications. Prior to being on the SFSS Board, I was a board member for the First Nations Student Association, Aboriginal Front Door Society on the Downtown EastSide, and Simon Fraser Public Interest Resource Group. I have run campaigns, worked with youth, elders and community. I have built strong relationships with so many folks so I hope to have the opportunity to continue this work in a good way.
I have had the amazing opportunity to be elected onto the current board of directors as the current VP Student Services. Being on the board this year throughout COVID I have been able to identify the work that needs to be done in order to support students through these precarious times.
I am currently running for VP External Relations of the Simon Fraser Student Society with the SFU Progressives. As the current VP Student Services, I have been able to:
I want to continue to do work with an open heart and an open mind. I will continue to advocate for students who need essential support and resources. I understand the hardships that have been present during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for BIPOC and International students.
As your VP External & Community Affairs I will:
Increase Student Affordability
Advocacy & Lobbying
This is a time of stress as we go through this COVID-19 pandemic and we need better supports for all our students. It is important to fight for your interests, now more than ever. At the end of the day, I have been fighting, and regardless of efforts by folks to have us stop working for the rights of our members, We will not give up on students. We will Build Student Power, Stronger.
Vote Matthew Provost for VP External & Community Affairs
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