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 Président

    Roch occupe le poste de haut fonctionnaire de l’Association et est responsable de coordonner de nouvelles politiques, des services et notre vision stratégique. Roch travaille en collaboration avec la branche Exécutive, l’Université et les partenaires dans la communauté.

  • Simon “Goliath” Lafontaint
    Simon “Goliath” Lafontaint Vice-Président (Vie étudiante)

    Simon est responsable des activités, des évènements et des campagnes pour les étudiant(e)s. Il s’assure d’aider les groupes étudiants avec leurs opérations, leurs événements et leurs initiatives. De plus, il vise à développer et d’améliorer les services fournis aux étudiants.

  • Abraham King
    Abraham King Vice-Président (Politique et plaidoirie)

    Abraham représente le corps étudiant dans les conversations avec l’Université et les responsables gouvernementaux. C’est aussi sa responsabilité d’assurer la sensibilisation des enjeux primordiaux auprès des étudiants et de développer des nouvelles initiatives étudiantes.

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 assure que toutes les décisions financières correspondent avec le budget annuel et que les livres financiers correspondent biens aux Principes comptables. C’est sa responsabilité de surveiller la vérification annuelle et les comptes bancaires. Il est le chef des comptes payables, comptes débiteurs, la comptabilité, et la paie des salaires de l’AGÉ. De plus, il fournie des conseils financiers lorsqu’ils sont nécessaires.

  • 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 Coordonatrice des langues et de la traduction

    Emilie est responsable de traduire (en français) tout notre contenu qui est accessible au public, incluant nos politiques, les médias sociaux et notre contenu sur le web.

Senators

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