Your Executive 2021

Your Executive 2021

Meet your Student Representatives for 2021:

OUSA President

Michaela Waite-Harvey - president@ousa.org.nz

The OUSA President is the official spokesperson of OUSA. Their role is to lead campaigns and maintain strong relationships with University of Otago and key stakeholders in the community to advance the interests of Otago students.

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Te Roopū Māori Tumuaki

Karamea Pēwhairangi - teroopu.maori@otago.ac.nz

The Tumuaki of Te Roopū Māori acts as the voice for all Māori students on campus and maintains a strong relationship with OUSA.

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President of University of Otago Pacific Islands Students' Association

Melissa Lama - uopisa.president@gmail.com

The President of the University of Otago Pacific Islands Students' Association acts as the voice for Pacific Islands' students on campus and maintains a strong relationship with OUSA.

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Administrative Vice President

Emily Coyle - adminvp@ousa.org.nz

The Administrative Vice President’s role is to support the work of the OUSA President, ensure that the Executive is working to meet the Association’s strategic goals and facilitating policy development.

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Finance and Strategy Officer

Josh Meikle - finance@ousa.org.nz

The Finance Officer oversees the Association’s financial holdings, and develops a business strategy alongside the OUSA General Manager to ensure sound investment of student funds in accordance to OUSA’s Strategic Plan.

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Academic Representative

Michael Evans - academic@ousa.org.nz

The Education Officer is tasked with representing and advancing educational matters relevant to the Association and its members.

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Welfare and Equity Representative

Maya Polaschek - welfare@ousa.org.nz

The Welfare Officer works with organisations across the University and local community, including the OUSA Student Support Centre, to make sure student welfare issues are represented at an Executive level.

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Postgraduate Students' Representative

Sophie Barham - postgrad@ousa.org.nz

The Postgraduate Officer maintains strong relationships with the Otago Postgraduate Association to represent and advance the issues facing postgraduate students.

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Clubs & Societies Representative

Dushanka Govender - clubsrep@ousa.org.nz

The Clubs & Societies Representative promotes via publications, promotions and campaigns the existence of, and encourage participation in Clubs and Societies.

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International Students' Representative

Geraldi Ryan - international@ousa.org.nz

The International Officer works with the International Committee and International Office at the University of Otago to represent and advance the issues facing international students.

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Political Representative

Mhairi Mackenzie-Everitt - political@ousa.org.nz

The Political Representative works with all Executive members and students to develop submissions to local and national bodies. They submit on behalf of OUSA on student related reports, legislation, annual plans, projects, proposals and reviews. They also lobby and raise issues to be improved on within the University and community.

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Residential Representative

Jack Saunders - residential@ousa.org.nz

The role of the Residential Representative is to make sure that the residential experience is the best it can be for Otago students and making sure the issues of students in colleges and flats are represented on the OUSA Executive.

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