Sydney Brennen | VP STUDENT Life
Hi Bishop’s Gaiters!
My name is Sydney Brennen, I am a fourth year Sports Studies major, and I will be acting as your Vice-President Student Life this year! I’m originally from the ix— birthplace of Drake and the Toronto Maple Leafs, but spent many summers in Northern Ontario, taking advantage of all that the adventures that Canada’s wilderness has to offer!
I have been an active member of the Bishop’s community since my very first day at Bishop’s. From student ambassador to hype woman, you may have seen me either on or off the field or court sporting purple gear/SWAG and pumping up your Bishop’s Gaiters! I like meeting new people, socializing in and outside of the classroom, and I have a lot of BU spirit to spread!
As your 2018-2019 VP Student Life, I sit on the committee which makes Orientation Week, Winterfest, and other legendary student life events reality! This year I intend on focusing on student advocacy, the furthering of various committees, and on ensuring that student life events are positive and memorable. Some of the things which I intend on encouraging and furthering dialogue for are: initiatives to increase awareness surrounding social situations involving alcohol; student safety and support in all matters relating to sexual violence; and continuing to aid students in fostering progressive conversations as they relate to mental health and wellness as these are ongoing discussions.
I look forward to meeting you all in the fall! Until then, remember to #BleedPurple, enjoy every minute of your time at Bishop’s, and take every opportunity to learn and grow that comes your way. You're going to love it here; we’re so glad to have you!
Take it easy gaiters!
Brie Yee | Student Life Events Coordinator
My name is Brie, I’m a fourth year Biology major from Ottawa ON. I am currently the co-lead for Best Buddies BU, and your BUSRC student life event coordinator (SLEC). Last year I was the BUSRC philanthropy and wellbeing event coordinator and am hoping to use my experience from that role to really kick butt as your SLEC. This year I’ll be organizing the exam care packages, frosh-in-a-can, grad formal, puppy day, the blood drive, and the apartment living workshop. But those are just the events that reoccur every year. I’m hoping to bring in some new and exciting events this year… and that’s where you guys come in.
My ultimate goal as your SLEC, besides organizing accessible and inclusive events to add some spice to student life, is to get lots of feedback from you BUties. I want to know what kind of events YOU guys want to see at BU, and I will do my best to work them into my budget if the logistics work out. Also, if there are any improvements you would like to see in the aforementioned events I'd love to hear your suggestions. Please don’t be scared to reach out to me!