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Ekaterina Marenkov – Arts rep candidate

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By Vanessa Broadbent (The Cascade/Photo) – Email

Print Edition: February 18, 2015


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Ekaterina Marenkov

Arts rep candidate

First-year English and philosophy double-major

Elaterina

Campus involvement

Contributes to The Cascade

How would you describe the role of SUS? What do they do?

[SUS] is here for the students rather than the university, I would say. I think it’s to make student life better for the students in any way that they can.

What appeals to you about this position?

Other than it being the only position I’m suited for, I thought it would be a good way to get my voice out there to the students and hopefully do better things.

How do you address the lack of student interest on campus?

I did notice that was quite the issue because I’m the only one running for this position. I think it’s an issue with all students, definitely UFV being a commuter campus. The new Student Union Building definitely had an idea of changing that — they believe with this new building in place that students will stay longer on campus. We’ll have to wait and find out.

Do you have any specific projects or bylaws you hope to implement?

I wish I could say yes to that at this point, but at this point, no. Other than becoming more engaged and having more people into arts, I guess not really.

Anything else you want to share?

I like to think of being new as an advantage — a fresh face, fresh start, fresh perspective. I’ll be able to implement change without being stuck on old views. I think that can be an advantage.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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