Get To Know Your Execs – Roland

Time for another look into the mind of a BUSU Exec! Next up in the hot seat… Roland Erman!






What is your position?

I am the Vice-President of University Affairs.

What emotions did you feel when you found out you won the election?

It was pretty surreal. I don’t know if it has even sunk it yet, or if it ever will. I think it’s very humbling to be elected by your peers and it certainly puts everything into perspective. I’m extremely grateful and will make sure I do the best possible job I can.

What is/was your major at Brock?

Double majoring in psychology and neuroscience. I would have loved to be done by now but what can you do?

Last concert you attended?

Hahaha great question. If this was “last sporting event” I attended I could answer that easily. I rarely go to concerts. I’m a big Jimmy Eat World fan however and I know they’re playing in Toronto in August so I am for sure going to see them. I remember seeing Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World… maybe 4 years ago. Those were probably my last ones and perhaps my only ones.

Coke or pepsi?

Chocolate milk

Mac or PC?

Mac hands down.

Dogs or Cats?

Allergic to both. So fish.

What’s your favourite memory of Isaac’s? Embarrassing ones are encouraged…

Working as security last year. No specific event or memory pops out… but all the guys I worked with were great. The bartenders were great. It was a really fun group and probably my favorite job/position I’ve had at Brock so far.

What is your favorite drink?

Chocolate milk or orange juice.

What is the last book you read?

Okay, this will be embarrassing but last year I read Chris Jericho’s autobiographies. They were pretty good and he IS Canadian.

Do you have any advice for students that want to run in the elections?

Bottom line: just be yourself and have fun. Win or lose it’s an experience you’re never going to forget. Plus you get to show your grandkids the posters you saved.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Hahaha awesome. I’ve been told I look like Ben Stiller or James Marsden so one of them.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Obviously Batman. It’s not even a contest. He’s realistic because he has no powers. He just kicks butt. He’s awesome. I would want to be Batman… or take over for him when he wants to retire. Gotta keep the position going!

Where’s your favourite spot to study on campus?

There’s that really cool location in MacB that is blocked off by a wall. I don’t know what it’s called but hopefully you know what I mean. Regardless it’s always taken because it’s such a cool spot to study.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

No idea so I asked around the office and got… “energetic”, “dedicated” and “illecebrous”.

What song best describes your work ethic?

Oh wow… no clue. How about “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. Except pretty sure Brock isn’t located in South Central.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents

Let’s see… Matt Damon and Yoko Ono.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Nah I’m cool with where I am at. But if you’re twisting my arm I want to be anyone who plays professional baseball.

Stranded on a deserted island…

One book: Sports Illustrated. That counts.

One movie: Office Space.

One album: Enema of the State by Blink 182.