ACSioN-Concordia University chapter
2022-2023 Chapter Executive Board
Field & year of study: Sociology (major), 2nd year
Family origins: Jamaica 🇯🇲
As the Central Coordinator of the ACSioN-Concordia Chapter, my mission is to help foster an environment that encourages students’ greatest potential through organized and coordinated activities that spark innovation. I aim to empower the student body of African and Caribbean descent using various methods and I’m open to learning alternative ways to do so through meaningful interactions. I believe with my leadership experience as a mentor for high school students and by listening to the stories of other students, I can further strengthen the vision of ACSioN at Concordia University. I hope to help young adults belonging to the African diaspora pursue their academic and career goals by continuously sharing and engaging in dialogue that connects, inspires and elevate students within the community.
Field & year of study: Software Engineering (major), 3rd year
Family origins: Nigeria 🇳🇬
I believe I am a good fit for this position as I am extremely adaptable and a hard worker. I may be a bit quiet but that is a side effect of being a good listener. I am known for remaining calm and working effectively under pressure. I deal with failures and challenges positively.
I believe in my ability to understand complicated problems, offer valid solutions and evaluate options. I always find ways to improve the quality of my work and try my best to surpass personal goals. I am receptive and flexible to different ideas, perspectives and changing demands, this helps in working well with a team. I love being engaged in critical discussions.
As someone that perseveres even when initially unsuccessful I am excellent at comprehending new procedures and learning how to complete a task. However, my biggest strength is being attentive to detail.
Field & year of study: Accounting (major), Finance (minor), 3rd year
Family origins: Jamaica 🇯🇲
I have been involved with ACSioN Concordia chapter’s executive board as an assisting Finance Coordinator over the last semester. Over the last term, I have facilitated events both online and in person and have become well versed in ACSioN’s mission and intentions at Concordia.
Furthermore, I have had more than two years of Board experience outside of Concordia in the housing and employment sectors. My involvement is as to assist in the finance committee where management of wealth and accounting are key. My role was also to assist in the proper management, in line with organizational values, during my term.
I believe that my past and present experience with ACSioN will prove to be valuable to the Concordia Chapter’s Executive Board.
Field & year of study: Computer Engineering (major), 2nd year
Family origins: Benin 🇧🇯
Social outreach to my understanding is centred around fostering human connections and being able to create impactful events. This requires comfort within social and the digital context whilst having the ability to work and deliver results as a team.
My social dexterity I would attribute to having attended past Model United Nations events, various debate societies and internships. Teamwork has been an integral part of my life and ultimately boils down to a few principles. Mutual respect and ensuring global understanding during decision making. These work regardless of the context. Whether being a member of a family of 6 (4 children) , vice-president of your high-school’s Interact club , an impactful member during a football match or being responsible for the daily duties of over 100 individuals in your boarding house.
Lastly, a distinctive trait which would help is a high stress tolerance, I learned the importance of multiple contingency plans, keeping relevant stakeholders when things are going sour and finally when “graveyard shifts” are necessary.