Reagan Roopnarine is running unopposed for the position of vice-president equity in the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) spring 2022 elections on the Inspire UTM slate.

Roopnarine is a third-year student studying political science, environmental policy, and professional writing. She served as the Racialized Students Coordinator for the UTMSU in her second year, working on events for the racialized community at UTM. As part of this role, Roopnarine released an equity handbook for students and launched the union’s Seed Library, which provides seeds and other gardening equipment to students.

Currently, she is an associate for the UTMSU’s vice-president equity, working on federal election outreach alongside the vice-president equity. 

Roopnarine said that she hopes to challenge and dismantle “systems of oppression” as vice-president equity. She would work with external organizations like Migrant Students United to complete this work. 

When asked how she feels about running unopposed for the position, Roopnarine replied that she still “[feels] the need to reach out to students.”

Roopnarine identified her main goal as “making sure that everybody, regardless of where they come from… feel comfortable on campus and also off campus.”

The voting period for the UTMSU elections is being held from March 15–17.