VP Student Affairs - Richard Lee-Thai
I'm grateful to be serving as your VP Student Affairs for 2020-2021! I'm in a Bachelor of Arts (Music) program, but I have always also had a passion for community service and leadership. I am originally from Calgary and started my volunteering journey in Grade 7. My work focuses on youth empowerment, providing accessibility to music education, and community development. Building a stronger sense of community, fostering human connections, and collaborating with people are guiding values for me.
1) Community: This means a group of people that care about each other and feel they belong together. There are still lots of gaps that can be addressed to make the campus more inclusive. In particular, I want to put effort into making Indigenous students, LGBTQ2S+ students, and International students feel like they belong here. Utilizing my existing connections and building new partnerships, I want to host initiatives that celebrate the diverse people that make up our community.
2) Connection: Programming is intended to be safe spaces where you can come by yourself or with other people, make meaningful connections, and leave with new friends. This is meant to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation. It is one way for people to build a social support network to help them through the other commitments and challenges associated with being a university student.
3) Collaboration: I see amazing work being done every day by students, staff, and faculty to make this university a great place to be. I see my role as promoting these existing strengths and leveraging partnerships between the SU and other student groups and departments on campus.
If you ever want to talk, send me an email!
Contact Richard Lee-Thai
The ULSU Office is open every Wednesday at 11am to 3pm for in-person conact. All other days we are working remotely. You may contact me through email at any time.