The Respect Rep team consists of a committed base of student volunteers who want to "Be the difference" and help to promote Conestoga College's Respect Campaign through leadership and positive role modeling.
Respect Reps help to lead the planning, organization and execution of several Respect-themed events throughout the academic year. Team meetings provide opportunities for personal and professional growth related to respect, diversity and being able to more effectively understand others.
To sign up to become a Respect Rep and to learn more information, download the Respect Rep Registration Form (pdf).
The Respect Leaders also help support and promote Conestoga College's student Respect Campaign. These paid positions for students are specially-trained leadership opportunities to:
- Be positive role models for the Campaign and the Respect Reps
- Facilitate the Respect Workshop to classes and groups of student leaders on campus
- Plan, develop and facilitate presentations for Respect Rep meetings
- Host the Respect Campaign display at key campus events
- Coordinate individual special projects that help to advance the Respect Campaign's message
- Provide Respect Campaign outreach and support as needed with the Student Life Department
Respect Leader position applications are made available in March each year in the Student Life Office and are posted on MyCareer.
2013/2014 Respect Leader Team
Raheem will be joining the team as a Respect Leader, having served this past year as a Respect Rep member as well. Raheem has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and graduated from the post-graduate Human Resources Management program. He has now returned to Conestoga for the Financial Planning Services program. Raheem is an International student to Conestoga from Nigeria, where he worked as a relationship officer for the Access Bank in Lagos. Raheem is very interested in soccer and highly involved on Conestoga’s soccer team. His favourite soccer team is Chelsea F.C. You are a great addition to the team, Raheem!
Terri will be joining the Respect Leader team having served this past year as a Respect Rep volunteer. Currently in the Recreation and Leisure Services program, Terri brings a wealth of volunteer experience having been highly involved as a Director of Outreach Programs with her church. At Conestoga, Terri has also served on the United Way student committee and was a speaker at the Mature Student Orientation session sharing from personal experience. Having been a team leader in a factory for close to 20 years, it will be exciting to see Terri utilize her leadership potential in the role for the coming year. Welcome aboard, Terri!
Michelle joins the Respect Leader team after having served as a proud member on the Respect Rep volunteer committee last year. Michelle brought her enthusiasm over the summer by volunteering as an Orientation Leader for Orientation week. She is a student in the Office Administration-Executive program. She also has a part-time job at the Recreational Centre and previously worked at the Residence as a Resident Advisor. She will be taking on a special role as representing the Respect Campaign in the Residence this year. Hopefully we can solidify our partnership with the Residence and have a stronger presence with their students. Glad to have you on the team, Michelle!
Ryan will be joining the Respect Leader team in a new, unique position as a “Student Life/Respect Leader” for the Cambridge Campus! Ryan is currently in the Architecture-Construction Engineering Technology (ACET) Program at the Cambridge Campus. Ryan had served as a Respect Rep last year and participated as a Human Book in our Human Library event. In addition, Ryan has helped as a Get Involved Fair volunteer, Respect Rep and panelist speaker for both the Connect Leadership Workshop Series and also for the Mature Student Orientation session. Ryan will be bringing his public speaking and facilitation experience to the role, being an active volunteer with the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA). He is really excited to be a part of the Student Life Team. He believes that respect plays a major role in all our lives. As a Respect Leader he is honored to be able to encourage his fellow students to keep Conestoga College the welcoming and inclusive community that it already is. He is looking forward to working with the other Respect Leaders and can’t wait for the rest of the year to come. Welcome to the team, Ryan!
Liz will be returning for a second year as a Respect Leader, however, she will proudly be taking the role of Senior Respect Leader. She is a Business Administration-Management student. Last year Liz was a well-known member of our Respect Rep volunteer team having been involved in countless Respect events, meetings, outreach opportunities, and workshops. Liz brings a lot of her strong skills in leadership and communication skills to this role with thanks to her past managerial work experience in customer service. Liz has also been an Orientation Leader, a Peer Conversation Partner and Tutor in the Learning Commons, and served as an Orientation Intern in Spring 2012 in the Student Life Department. This past year Liz has been working hard to develop a plan to engage the outlying buildings at Doon and our other campuses. We are glad to have her take initiative and share her commitment to building a strong community at Conestoga College. Welcome back Liz!