Michelle Mabira is a third-year student at New College studying Finance and Economics in Rotman Commerce.

The current President of the African Students Association, Mabira is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of students at the university.

She believes the way to begin doing this is by gathering statistics on staff and students, and compiling reports based on feedback from students to know how to better serve them.

Mabira wants to push a campaign for regulated policies related to students’ mental health and their education, especially related to how students interact with the professors and administrators.

“I feel like systematic racism is a pretty big issue here at the university. I’ve seen it firsthand. Many people have seen it firsthand. The UTSU should work with student groups and organizations that are trying to fight the systematic racism in the institution,” she said.