North Dundas High student elected as Student Trustee for 2022-23
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Student Senate held the annual Student Trustee Election virtually on Friday, February 25 to elect the two new Student Trustees for the 2022-2023 school year. After hearing from all candidates, one of the Student Trustees elected by secret ballot was Olivia Pereira from North Dundas District High School.
“I’m so grateful to have been given this opportunity by this year’s student senators and to be able to work with a group of such talented people,” said Olivia. “I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together next year!”
Student Senate is comprised of student representatives from each UCDSB secondary school, including TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education, and a representative from the Indigenous Leadership Program (iLead) and Akwesasne. Each of the four candidates had an opportunity to address the Student Senate, outlining their goals and vision for their time in office. Speeches were followed by a question and answer period with student senators.
Olivia and fellow Trustee Janevra Pier from Gananoque Secondary School were elected for a term of office which will run from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023. They will be replacing current Student Trustees Eshal Ali and Bradford Ward. An honorarium of $2,500 is provided to each student at the end of their term of office.
“We are fortunate to be able to work with such dedicated and insightful Student Trustees. We truly look forward to the new ideas and perspective that these young women will bring to the Trustee table,” said UCDSB Vice-Chair, Donald Cram, and Trustee, Corina Parisien.
The two Student Trustees attend regular UCDSB Board of Trustees Meetings and provide brief reports to the Board, serve as Chair (Janevra Pier) and Vice-Chair (Olivia) of the Student Senate, and have the opportunity to attend Ontario Student Trustee Association’s (OSTA-AECO) conferences.