Maria Ebeid is a second-year student in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, and she is the sole candidate running for vice-president professional faculties of the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU).
Last year, Ebeid was a member of the UTSU’s First Year Council. Currently, Ebeid is the professional faculties-at-large representative on the UTSU’s board of directors. “I think that my past experiences working in clubs and associations at the university have prepared me to take on this role,” wrote Ebeid in an email to The Varsity.
If elected, Ebeid hopes to expand access to mental health services, advocating for 24-hour availability. “As we all know, UofT is a highly demanding school and everyone has a busy schedule, however, I think that taking that time to check in with yourself is highly important,” wrote Ebeid.
She also wishes to facilitate easier elective enrolment for students who are part of professional faculties, as well as to address equity, accessibility, and advocacy for those students. Further, she hopes to help students in professional faculties have a successful return to in-person learning.
The voting period for the UTSU elections is from March 23–27. The candidates debate is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm.