Senate Bios

Aaron Larsen

My name is Aaron Larsen and I am currently wrapping up my fifth and final year in the Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a double minor in Anthropology and Human Geography before starting in the Bachelor of Education program here at UNBC in the Fall.

I have been elected the Media Coordinator of the Northern Historical Student Society for the past three years. During my time with the NHSS, the club grew into a highly successful student society, holding advanced standing. I ran a number of popular events, and helped found the Northern Historical Conference, currently the largest student run history conference in Western Canada.

My goal for Senate is to provide a new and open voice for students, with a focus on transparency. It will be my goal to reach out to our entire student body, hosting information sessions and informal conversations, in which I will hear your needs and bring them before the Senate. As a UNBC Senator, I will be making students our number one priority. With my future intrinsically tied to UNBC for another four years as I complete my B.Ed. and M.A., my platform is guaranteed to not simply be short term fixes to major issues, but rather focuses on taking on these problems head on while establishing long term solutions. I don’t want more band-aids covering old problems, I want a better future and a better university for us all.

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Lauren Dohler

My name is Lauren Dohler, and I am a third-year student here at UNBC studying political science and psychology. I am interested in being a Student Senator because I have been involved in University Life in many different ways over the past three years, and feel as though I have some insight into what changes could be made to make the University Experience a more positive one for UNBC students. Since my first year, I have been involved in the Debate Society, the past two years as an executive member, giving me insight into some of the struggles that SLOs have on campus in things like finding funding, and booking space around the university. As well, this past year I have been a Resident Assistant, through this seeing where first year students can be overwhelmed coming to UNBC. I feel like the UNBC Senate has the power to make positive changes in Student Life, and would be excited to bring the student voice to their decisions.

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Ana Saenz

As I approach the 5th year of my Bachelor of Arts, I reflect on all the growth and development I have experienced at UNBC. This campus serves as an opportunity for students to pursue their passions in an inclusive and supportive environment. This has been a result of many years of advocacy and work by students, staff, and faculty members that have one simple goal in mind: to better UNBC. If elected as your senate representative, I hope to continue this work and serve as a voice for all undergraduates, including international students, who are often underrepresented. I am looking forward to answering your questions, so feel free to email me at saenz@unbc.ca for more info!

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