Sahil Chawla – Faculty of sciences rep candidate



By Vanessa Broadbent (The Cascade/Photo) – Email

Print Edition: February 18, 2015

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Sahil Chawla

Faculty of sciences rep candidate

First-year biology major, chemistry minor

Campus involvement

Member of the BCSA

UFV pre-med association volunteer

UFV Circle K club president

SUS events committee and SUS clubs and associations committee member

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

It’s a student-led society. Basically, SUS is an organization that wants to help students get the best university experience they can.

What does the position you are running for do?

I voice the thoughts of science students … [They] come to me and they can let me know what they think and what needs to be changed. I can [also] talk to them and let them know the changes that are coming. I can help voice [their] thoughts and make a difference on the board.

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

We could hold seminars for students depending on what career they’re going into, basically just perfecting small skills. It wouldn’t only be open to science students; it would be open to everyone to engage with more students on campus. We did that at Baker House, actually, so that’s where I’m getting the ideas from.

Is there anything that SUS has done in the past year that you haven’t been happy with?

It’s only my first year so far, so I’m learning as I go. [I’m a] part of the SUS committees as well, so I know why they’re doing it and how it works out. About Weeks of Welcome, if students complain that we didn’t get enough food, they don’t understand that we had a certain budget where the money was allocated to.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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