Khadidja Roble is the only candidate running for the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) position of vice-president external. She is a fourth-year student majoring in the health studies population stream, with a double minor in women and gender studies and environmental management.

In an interview with The Varsity, Roble said that her “strong devotion to social justice” is what inspired her to run for the position. Her main goals include a new co-operative housing project for Scarborough students and advocating to lower the student TTC fare.

“Students are very much affected by the rising costs of living, and food and transportation expenditures, which [raise] stress levels and could impact academic performance,” she said.

Roble was previously vice president of events and the marketing director of the African Students Association (ASA). She said that, during her time with the ASA, the group hosted eight events with almost 100 student participants, and grew its platform by 250 per cent over a year and a half.

Roble also spoke about the unique perspective she would bring to the position of vice-president external. She said, “As a Black woman that is also part of other marginalized groups and identities, I think I have a unique standpoint that will allow for inclusive policy recommendation.”