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UTSU candidate profiles: Vice-President Operations

Fiona Reuter
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Fiona Reuter. COURTESY OF CANDIDATE
Fiona Reuter. COURTESY OF CANDIDATE

Fiona Reuter, a second-year student studying economics, international relations, and history, is running uncontested for the position of vice-president operations of the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU). 

She currently serves as a director on the UTSU’s board, sits on the student aid and services committees, and is an executive for the University of Toronto Canadian Politics Society. She has served as the chair for the Finance Committee, and was on the first-year council in its inaugural year.

If elected, Reuter hopes to incorporate student interests directly into the UTSU’s budget by conducting consultations before preliminary and operating budgets are put forward for final approval. Emphasizing transparency as her priority, Reuter said in an interview with The Varsity, “Right now, the UTSU is not as transparent as it could be, and it’s not as accessible as it could be.” 

She also intends to push for faster refunds and increase accessibility of health and dental plans by broadcasting information about them at the start of the year and implementing a credit-based system to eliminate the need for a Canadian bank account.  

Regarding the Student Commons, she wants to prioritize good financial management and transparency about any delays for its opening, all while staying aligned with the Student Commons agreement. 

— With files from Lauren Alexander

The voting period for UTSU elections will run from March 17-21.