Board of Directors

The Brock University Students’ Union Board of Directors is a branch of elected student government within BUSU. The Board is the highest electoral body that governs over the legislative documents, human resource, financial and legal decisions within the Students' Union. The Board meets monthly throughout the year.

If you would like to contact the Board, or if you would like to attend one of our upcoming Board meetings, please reach out to [email protected].




James Maxwell-Barillas (he/him)

Hey Badgers! I’m James Maxwell-Barillas, and I’m a 4th year Political Science student from Ottawa. I have been involved with BUSU for a couple years now in various positions, and it is a privilege to be serving you as the Chair of BUSU’s Board of Directors for this school year. I am dedicated to representing you, and making your students’ union and university experience better! All questions and/or concerns regarding the Board of Directors can be directed to my email [email protected].

Ben Johnson

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Aishah Sonekan

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Carleigh Charlton

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Aleiah Torres (she/her)

As a BUSU Board of Director, I am responsible for attending monthly meetings to discuss and vote on topics involved with student governance, legislative documents, human resource, financial and legal decisions related to our Students' Union. My goal is to create the best student experience for us all and ensure the rest of our team is doing the same! I am a 4th year Medical Science student from Toronto and part of Brock Women’s Volleyball Varsity Team. I’m looking forward to all the fun events planned this school year, let’s make the most out of it!

Mark Chrabalowski

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Alex Swartzentruber
Alex Swartzentruber (he/him)

Hey! My name is Alex Swartzentruber, I am from the small town of Tavistock Ontario and I am in my 4th year here at Brock. Last year I was elected to be a councilor on BUSAC and continuing onto this year. It has been such a pleasure to serve the student body thus far and I am thrilled to be a voice for the students on the Board of Directors this year, I look forward to all that we are going to accomplish!"

Faizan Ahmad

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Faten Darbaj (she/her)

As BUSU President, my main responsibilities are overseeing the operations of the students’ union. I have my hands involved with nearly everything that happens within BUSU. My specific focuses are improving the way we perform as a students’ union in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, so if you have creative ideas regarding how we might look to improve operations let me know: [email protected].

Hannah Gray

Hey there! I’m Hannah and I am in my third year of BBA Co-op. I’m from a very small town so believe it or not, St. Catharines is exciting to me. I love getting involved on campus and meeting new people. I have Co-op in the fall, but you’ll probably still see me on campus! I’m excited to be on the Board of Directors and I’m excited to see what the year brings. 🙂

Austin Hurley
Austin Hurley (he/him)

As BUSU's VPEA, my main responsibilities are representing the student voice on all levels of government through advocacy and lobbying efforts. More specifically, my time is divided between working with our provincial group, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), and in conjunction with fostering relationships with local politicians and community stakeholders.

Yasmine Hejazi (she/her)

As BUSU's VPSS, I administer and supervise BUSU Clubs and events. I oversee all ratified clubs, their conduct, and sit as the chair of the Clubs Policy Committee. On the programming side, I plan and run events including Orientation week, Vendor fair, Brock off-campus and other exciting initiatives.

Robert Hilson (he/him)
Non-voting Board Member

As BUSU's General Manager, I oversee all BUSU’s business and administrative operations on behalf of the Executives and Board. I also operate as a liaison between BUSU’s Board of Directors and the full and part-time staff to provide efficient, student-focused services and facilities.

2022-23 Minutes

Meeting NumberDateMinutes
Special MeetingAug 18, 2022View Minutes
Special Meeting Aug 11, 2022View Minutes
Meeting 3Jul 26, 2022View Minutes
Meeting 2Jun 28, 2022View Minutes
Meeting 1May 24, 2022View Minutes