Djenabou (Jena) Bah, a fifth-year student majoring in city studies with a double minor in economics and statistics is the sole candidate running for 2024–2025 Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) vice-president (VP) operations as part of the IMPACT UTSC slate. The role includes creating the union’s budget, administering payroll, negotiating with staff, and keeping documents up to date, among other responsibilities.

Bah has been an executive for U of T’s Black Students in Business club for five years. She is also involved in the UTSC Geography and City Studies Student Association. In an interview with The Varsity, Bah said that her extracurricular activities “taught [her] a lot about leadership and budgeting.” She’s also familiar with the union’s operations, having worked at the SCSU front desk.

Bah’s campaign aims to support students in managing their finances amid inflation. Her three priorities centre around improving the SCSU’s Food Centre, the union’s student tax clinics, and Bistro 1265’s menu. Through financial workshops, she wants to “help students better manage their money” given recent inflation.

Additionally, Bah hopes to create a “student-to-renovation committee” that would direct a renovation of the student centre, ensuring that students’ voices are heard and implemented. 

Concerning transparency, Bah is committed to overseeing expenses and ensuring “that these [transactions] reflect what students are really wanting on campus.” Lastly, she hopes to encourage students to take advantage of what SCSU has to offer and “[know] where their money is going.”