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UTGSU candidate profiles: University Governance Commissioner

Lwanga Musisi
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Lwanga Musisi. COURTESY OF THE CANDIDATE
Lwanga Musisi. COURTESY OF THE CANDIDATE

Lwanga Musisi is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Social Justice Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education who is running uncontested for re-election.

In his candidate statement, Musisi expressed that his motivation to run again stems from wanting to continue “advocating for equitable funding, accessibility, inclusion and diversity, student mental health services, and increased accessibility to student services.”

If re-elected, Musisi seeks to carry out several goals next year. One is to initiate a mental health campaign directed toward graduate students, which will focus on “[building] results for students” and the issues raised by them. Musisi will also work on finalizing and continuing to implement the UTGSU Emergency Fund and Reserve Fund.

In addition to his other goals, Musisi seeks “to oppose attempts by the University to infringe on student union autonomy or overrule political decisions made by the UTGSU membership,” as well as administer a campaign that will focus on freezing tuition fees while having a long-term goal to eliminate tuition fees.

Musisi did not respond to The Varsitys request for an interview.