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Student Senate Elects Student Trustees for 2022-23
Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees for 2022-23
Posted on 02/28/2022
Student Senate Elects New Student Trustees 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.

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.

After hearing from all candidates, student senators voted by secret ballot to elect Olivia Pereira from North Dundas District High School and Janevra Pier from Gananoque Secondary School as the new Student Trustees for the 2022-2023 school year.  

I am thrilled to be able to support and advocate for student voices during this pivotal moment in our lives,” said Pier.

“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,” added Pereira. “I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together next year!”

Pereira and Pier’s term of office 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. In addition to their roles with the Board of Trustees, both Cram and Parisien serve as Student Trustee Mentors.

The two Student Trustees attend regular UCDSB Board of Trustees Meetings and provide brief reports to the Board, serve as Chair (Pier) and Vice-Chair (Pereira) of the Student Senate, and have the opportunity to attend Ontario Student Trustee Association’s (OSTA-AECO) conferences.

Student trustees for 2022-23 

For more information, please contact:

April Scott-Clarke
Manager of Communications
Upper Canada District School Board
[email protected]

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