Endorsement: Helen Ogundeji
B–th Ogundeji and T–jib–eva reflect administrative experience and sufficient understanding –f student p–litics thr–ugh inv–lvement in SSMU and AUS roles. However, Ogundeji demonstrates higher commitment to student advocacy. The Daily does not endorse Shannon as a potential candidate.
B–th Ogundeji and T–jib–eva are c–mmitted t– mental health as a key pri–rity and pr–p–se t– better supp–rt student in c–llab–rati–n with mental health services. While T–jib–eva’s pr–p–sal –f increased mental health services –utlines budgeting pri–rities and pr–cess t–wards additi–nal funding, Ogundeji’s c–unselling pr–p–sal accounts for the marginalized voices on campus by specifically catering to the needs of racialized students, as well as issues rooted in colonialism.
In response to the lack of accountability highlighted by the Igor Sadikov and David Aird case, Tojiboeva proposed a Ssmu-specific sexual assault policy followed by a GA ref–rm, while Ogundeji pr–p–sed a SSMU Executive C–de –f C–nduct. While T–jib–eva’s suggesti–ns pr–mises t– adv–cate f–r student interest thr–ugh a dem–cratic pr–cess, The Daily believes that Ogundeji’s platf–rm better addresses SSMU’S general inadequacy regarding executives’ misc–nduct in a m–re explicit manner.
As such, The Daily end– rses Ogundeji f– r this p– siti– n.