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 Chief Executive Officer of the Association and is responsible for creating and coordinating new policies, services, and strategic plans. Roch collaborates with the Executive branch, the Univeristy, and the community partners.

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

    Simon is responsible for the student activities, events and campaigns. He helps student groups with their operations, their events and their initiatives. Whats more, Simon aims to develop and better services that are offered to students.

  • Abraham King
    Abraham King Vice-Président (Policies and Advocacy)

    Abraham represents the student body during conversations with the university and elected officials. It is also his responsibility to make students aware of student issues and to develop new student 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 Director of Finance

    Josh ensures that all financial decisions correspond with the annual budget and that the financial books are well in accordance to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. It is his responsibility to oversee the annual audit and the bank accounts. He is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the payment of the SGA salaries. Whats more, he gives financial counsel when needed.

     

  • Jason Maeda
    Jason Maeda Director Of Programming

    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 Language and Translations Coordinator

    Emilie makes sure that all our public content is accessible in both English and French, including our politics, our social media, and our web content.

Senators

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