Meet the Candidates
BUSU Board of Directors
Year of study
My name is Mark Chrabalowski and I’m running to be your BUSU Board of Directors representative.
For our school and community to move towards a brighter future we need to make sure our voices are heard, and that we advocate for the changes we wish to see.
As a member of the Board of Directors I will be streamlining our legislative documents, human resources, and policy procedures, and ensuring the work we get done represents and advocates for students.
I will make sure that all the financial and legal responsibilities of BUSU are met so that BUSU can continue to help students at Brock thrive. I have the skills and experience working with the Brock University Students’ Administrative Council and the BUSU Clubs Policy Committee to get the job done right.
As your Board of Directors representative, I promise you representation, integrity, and ambition. The representation to ensure each and every one of your voices are heard and that changes at Brock represent the wants and needs of the students. The integrity to make sure that representatives of student government, BUSU, and any faculty involved are diligently working, are making sure that BUSU is maintaining its responsibilities to the students, and are doing everything to promote the student experience that makes Brock amazing. And the ambition to build a brighter future at Brock, together.
Vote Mark Chrabalowski!
Vanessa Rose Fiorella
Bachelor of Business Administration Co-Op
Year of study
I am Vanessa Fiorella, a second year business student, running to be on the BUSU Board of Directors! When I am not busy with homework or my clubs, you can find me baking or watching Gilmore Girls.
I am known to be a passionate, driven and hardworking person. When I put my mind to something, I will do everything in my power to get it done. My friends would say this is me being stubborn, I just say it is getting the work done!
I am very passionate about equality for all, and in running for a seat on the Board of Directors, this means I will ensure everyone and every club and team is equally represented and given the time and resources they need to succeed.
As part of my platform, I will focus on the needs and challenges students are facing due to the pandemic, and will keep this in mind when making a decision or voicing my opinion on specific topics.
I know that I will represent and push for the right decisions that are in the best interest of my main priority, the students! I hope by reading this, you can make an informed decision on who you as students want to be a voice on the BUSU Board of Directors!
Feel free to reach out to me with questions, concerns, or ideas at [email protected] or at @nessafiorella on Instagram.
Year of study
I’m excited for this opportunity to continue representing you! I believe that above all else, my experience and dedication serving you and improving the student experience is what makes me the ideal candidate for the Board of Directors.
I currently serve as the Faculty of Social Science Representative on BUSAC, and served as a Student At Large last year, winning BUSAC Member of Year. I’ve also previously served as the First Year Representative within the Political Science Department, and on their Recruitment and Retention Committee.
I’ve also served on BUSU’s Elections, Governance and Nominating Committee, and currently on the Clubs Policy Committee and the Vice President of External Affairs Advisory Committee. I previously served as an Assistant Editor for Sports and Health at the Brock Press, and will be serving as a Delegate at OUSA’s Fall General Assembly at the end of this month.
Furthermore, my background allows me to offer representation to a variety of different people at Brock, I’m the son of an immigrant, I’m mixed, I speak multiple languages, I’ve moved a lot, I’ve been to school abroad as an international student in a country where I was a visible minority, these experiences among many others allow me to easily put myself in others shoes and understand where they are coming from.
If elected to the Board of Directors, I will assure BUSU’s priorities are adhered to, especially when it comes to increasing organizational excellence, optimizing the governance model, and fostering a diverse student culture.
Brock Press Board of Directors
Bachelors of Public Health (Honors)
Year of study
My name is Divyesh Upadhyay and I’m a 2nd year Public Health Student.
I’m running for the position of the Board of Directors at Brock press for the year 2021-2022.
I’m always looking to get involved and give all the students an astonishing experience at Brock every single day.
I do not intend to make outlandish and empty promises or list of changes that I want to chase, once in office but it is my intention to offer you my dedication, time, and efforts.
Year of study
Morning Good Badgers! Oh, it doesn't make sense? Well, I guess I am zerolingual haha.
Hey guys! I'm Sumin from South Korea, your friend and a passionate individual who is willing to speak up for our student body at Brock.
With the experience of representing Brock as an international student ambassador, a director of student engagement at Goodman BSA, a first year representative in BUSAC and CPA Ontario at Brock, I would like to continue my thrilling journey with you guys, as a director of Brock Press Board.
Not to mention that I am a founder and a president of Brock University Korean Students Association and I am always willing to learn more about other cultures.
What representing Brock means to me is to let every single one of your voices to be heard. I want to be a person who could help your adventure at Brock to be fruitful and meaningful at the same time. I am here for each one of you, not for myself. I, Sumin Oh pinky promise to be your ears and mouth 🙂
Bachelors of Business Economics
Year of study
Born in Western Africa and raised in Canada, Dapo Babajide is an avid reader and writer who is currently studying a Bachelors in Business Economics at Brock University.
With his dad being an English professor, and some of his siblings being authors; he's naturally taken a keen interest in multiple forms of readings and writings. He was specifically touched when his Essay on adversities brought tears to his eight grade teacher.
Whether its sports, student councils, or other extra-curricular activities, Dapo loves being in executive positions because that's how he feels he can best impact his peers.
He is always looking to invoke ideas and improvements that would benefit his peers and make everyone feel important and involved.
Growing up, he was known mainly for his athleticism and how relentless he was whether it was on the court, on the field or for long distances in cross country.
While his peers would describe him with attributes such as funny, athletic, quiet, and down to earth, his co-workers describe him as respectful, hard-worker, and leader.