Volume 95, Issue 23

Friday, October 12, 2001
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Concern grows on campus

Fiddler opens new audiology centre

New Free Press? Same old shit

BOG profile: Dave Brebner

USC endorses courses for VPs

BOG profile: Dave Brebner

By Erin Conway-Smith
Gazette Staff

Plenty of USC experience is what candidate Dave Brebner said he has to offer to the Board of Governors.

Brebner, a second-year honours business administration student, said he has been involved with the University Students' Council for four years. He is currently a student senator and a voting member of the USC.

Last year, Brebner was the VP-finance for the USC. Other USC involvement has included internet commissioner and assisting the promotions commissioner.

Outside the USC, Brebner has been the head soph at Westminster College.

"I clearly think I have the most experience out of the candidates running," he said.

Brebner said he made the decision to run for BOG only a few weeks ago, after having the idea proposed to him by friends.

He thinks BOG would be a great opportunity for both himself and students at Western because of the experience he can bring to the table, he said.

A successful student representative on BOG should know about issues from both the student politics side and the administration side, Brebner said, noting he would work to further a collaborative and non-adversarial relationship between administration and the USC.

Brebner said his experience as USC VP-finance will help when working with powerful members of the London community who sit on BOG.

"It is important to be an individual who is professional and confident enough in themselves to be taken seriously," he said.

If elected to BOG, Brebner said he would get to know the current members, including the graduate student representative and Melissa Parker, who holds the other undergraduate student position and find out where they see BOG going in the next few years.

He said he would consult with the USC and other student representatives to determine what needs to be accomplished through BOG and then research and develop an action plan.

While Brebner is slated to graduate from Western at the end of this year, he said he would come back for another year of school if elected to BOG, in order to complete his term.

"This shows my commitment to BOG," he said.

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