Sobat’s term as a student senator has prepared him well for the role of VP University Affairs. This experience should allow him to successfully navigate Mcgill’s bureaucracy and to effectively advocate on behalf of SSMU members to an administration that too often fails to prioritize students’ interests. The care with which Sobat has formulated his plans to continue pushing for Indigenous course content – stressing the need for more Indigenous consultation while acknowledging the disproportionate burden this may place on Indigenous students – shows both thoughtfulness and pragmatism. The Daily also commends Sobat’s platform, which is among the most comprehensive and nuanced in recent years. His unwavering commitment to SSMU’S political nature and social justice priorities is not mere rhetoric, but clearly informs his platform in concrete ways.
In light of these considerations, The Daily wholeheartedly endorses a “yes” vote for Sobat.