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UTMSU candidate profile: Vice-President University Affairs

Anushka Sokhi (Connect UTM)
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Anushka Sokhi

Anushka Sokhi is running uncontested for the position of vice-president university affairs in the UTMSU elections.

Among Sokhi’s priorities is advocating for mandatory mental health training, such as SafeTALK, for frontline university workers. Sokhi is driven to do this by her experiences interacting with distressed students while working in the admissions office.

In addition, Sokhi would like to see through the implementation of a system of self-assigned sick notes, similar to that of McMaster University, where students have the option of marking themselves absent without a doctor’s note once a semester for assignments worth less than 25 per cent.