Sarah Alam is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Alam is running unopposed for vice-president internal of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), and is currently serving her second term as internal commissioner for the union.
In an interview with The Varsity, Alam pointed to the union’s restructuring according to the Canadian Not-for-profit Corporations Act, as well as a number of bylaw changes, as some of her biggest accomplishments as vice-president internal. “[The restructuring] was long overdue,” said Alam.
If reelected as vice-president internal, Alam said she plans to work on strengthening the internal mechanisms of the union by introducing new systems and procedures for the UTGSU’s management.
In her candidate statement, Alam expanded on her work as internal commissioner and her qualifications for the role. “I am committed to putting my time, energy, and resources into focusing on issues that matter to you as a graduate student,” wrote Alam.
Voting for the UTGSU elections opens on April 8 and closes on April 14 at 11:59 pm.