2019-2020 Executive Council
Lindsey Comeau was born and raised in Clairmont just outside of Grande Prairie. She went to Peace Wapiti Academy in Grande Prairie for all of high school. She is taking the university transfer Bachelor of Arts program at GPRC and is majoring in political science. Peace Wapiti has a small amount of students and she loved the close and personal atmosphere it has. GPRC being a smaller college offers the same kind of personal feel and that is why she chose to start her degree at GPRC.
Student leadership to her is, above all else, learning how to be a peer. She, as a student leader, believes she has to listen to her peers, hear their concerns and then apply them to solutions. This means she has to be conscious of everyone’s concerns and always have them in mind when making decisions and that she always has to be student focused.
Lindsey is also co-chair of the Model UN club at GPRC, which she says has taught her a lot when it comes to being peer focused and considerate of other people’s concerns. She believes being a part of this club will help her always make decisions based on the students’ needs and wants.
Vice President Social
Emma Doris was born and raised in Bezanson, Alberta. She attended Bezanson School until Grade 9, and then transferred to Peace Wapiti Academy for High School. After a brief stint at the University of Alberta, she decided GPRC, a smaller campus where all her friends were attending, was the better fit. She is now a third year student, in her second year of a University Transfer Degree in Commerce and is excited to see where her accounting program takes her. Emma hopes to follow in her father's footsteps in being both an excellent accountant and active member of the community.
Emma has been immersed in non-profits and volunteer groups for many years. She began her career in student leadership in Grade Six when she was elected President of the Students' Union at Bezanson School, and has always been comfortable representing students and giving direction. She discovered her passion for working in non-profits as a Summer Student at the Bezanson Agricultural Society. She is also a member of the Bezanson Recreational Society. She believes strongly in the importance of sense of community and inclusivity, whether its a tiny hometown or a small college campus. Emma enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, and all things social media. Feel free to stop by her office at any time with questions, concerns, or just to have a chat!
Vice President Internal
My name is Jasbelle Leal, your 2019-2020 VP Internal of the Students' Association of GPRC. I am studying to become a Personal Trainer, and I am in my 3rd year. I was born in the Philippines and migrated with my family in Canada in 2015. I speak and understand Tagalog, Cebuano, and Hiligaynon. Most people would also agree that I speak and understand English. Some of my hobbies are climbing, graphic designing, traveling, and posting on my social media.
As your VP Internal, my responsibilities are to take charge of the internal relations within the associations like finances, and the Used Book Sale, and to represent the student body. I am also your liaison for the Student Health and Dental plan.
My goal is to exhibit Students-First Leadership in the GPRC community by advocating for student needs. This year, I am working on research about services other institutions provide for their students, like free menstrual products, that we could add here at GPRC, and promoting inclusivity on campus.
I am always open to hearing from students about their needs and concerns. If you have any questions about the services on campus, our Health and Dental plan, or any academic concerns, I would be happy to help you!
Vice President External
Joshua was born in St. Albert, and has lived in Edmonton, Iksan, South Korea, and most recently Grande Prairie. He graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School. He is currently attending GPRC for the Business Administration Certificate. He has been a part of Air and Sea Cadets since 2012. He is currently the Standards and Divisional Officer for Clairmont Sea Cadets. He has also volunteered with EMS cadets, and is a part of Frontier College, where he enjoys reading to children.
Joshua was a Student Councillor in 2018-2019, where he became inspired to run for Executive Council. Josh is passionate about Student Leadership because it allows him to be the voice of the people. He enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with external stakeholders, allowing the students of GPRC to have the best overall experience, both on and off of our campuses.
Josh is responsible for the Student Discount Program and advocating to all levels of government on issues such as accessibility of education, affordable housing, mental health, etc.