About Us

We’ve changed!

You might have noticed something different about us. We have made the decision to change our logo to a design that better represents the ‪#‎voyageursnation‬ we are all a part of.

The compass is a symbol synonymous with adventure. When embarking on a University education, students commit to the adventure of a lifetime. At the Students’ General Association, we promise to guide students on their journey of self discovery and professional development. Just as the compass is an essential tool for any voyageur, we provide services essential to a successful University career. We have also made the decision to include both official languages and an Ojibwe translation facilitated by the Indigenous Student Affairs office and one of Laurentian’s elders.

We want to build on the foundation of pride and tradition at Laurentian University and instil the spirit of the North into everything we do. Allons-y les voyageurs!

Our Mission

The Students’ General Association is the largest bilingual student association at Laurentian University. For 45 years, the SGA has been governed by elected students and supported by full time staff. The SGA acts as the collective voice of the students at the University and greater community.

Executive Team

  • Roch Goulet
    Roch Goulet President

    Roch is the leading official of the Association and responsible for coordinating new policies, services, and our strategic vision. Roch also coordinates with the Executive branch, the University, and community partners.

  • Simon “Goliath” Lafontaint
    Simon “Goliath” Lafontaint Vice President (Student Life)

    Simon is responsible for activities, events, and campaigns for students. He is responsible for aiding student groups in their operations, events, and initiatives. Simon also works to develop and enhance services offered to students.

  • Abraham King
    Abraham King Vice President (Policy and Advocacy)

    Abraham advocates on behalf of the students to the University and Government officials. He is also responsible for raising awareness of key issues among the student body and developing new student driven initiatives.

Our Staff

  • Amanda Lachapelle
    Amanda Lachapelle Chief Operating Officer

    Amanda is responsible for a variety of student service provisions. She manages the sales, staffing and interactions of the the V-Desk and provides front line support while managing the overall operations of the association. If you have questions about the bus pass or health plan, Amanda is your point of contact.

  • Glenn Paquette
    Glenn Paquette Director of Communications

    Glenn is responsible for driving creative concepts behind the Association and implementing them through a variety of channels including graphic media, social media, photography, videos, and the SGA website. Glenn has a broad range of experiences, a multitude of hobbies and interest and boundless energy (fueled by excessive consumption of coffee) which enable him to provide advice, strategy, and guidance on various projects and initiatives. He may just be “The most interesting man in the world.”  … Did we mention he runs the website?

  • Jenna Thornber
    Jenna Thornber Director of Outreach

    Jenna is the main point of contact for student clubs on campus and coordinates events, sponsorships and other initiatives for Association organizations. She also develops outreach projets both on campus and throughout the Greater Sudbury community.

  • Josh Bailey
    Josh Bailey Finance Manager

    Josh is responsible for processing invoices, expenses, payments and maintaining the books for the SGA and its’ operations.

  • Jason Maeda
    Jason Maeda Executive Assistant

    Jason started with the SGA as a special events assistant, and has worked his way up to the Director of Programming position. Jason is now in charge of all SGA events and works closely with the VP Student Life.

  • Emilie Filion
    Emilie Filion Translation and Language Coordinator

    Emilie is responsible for providing French translations for all our public content including policies, social media and web.

  • Megan Pinkerton
    Megan Pinkerton Social Media Ambassador

    Megan is our resident snapchat pro! You’ll find her behind the camera, capturing events and showcasing student life.

Senators

  • Astrid Fournier
    Astrid Fournier Senator
  • Graham Yeo
    Graham Yeo Senator
  • Alyssa Mifflin
    Alyssa Mifflin Senator
  • Connor Koch
    Connor Koch Senator