Beginning her term as King's University College Students' Council (KUCSC) President on May 1, 2023, Laura Crowe brings a wealth of experience, passion, and vision to the position. She has been actively involved with activities, clubs, and KUCSC, and she is contributing to advocacy work on campus, focusing on smaller-scale efforts related to gender-based sexual violence. In addition to representing the interests of King's students and providing strategic direction for the KUCSC, her goals as President are to build relationships with relevant stakeholders and represent student issues in municipal, provincial and federal realms.

"The legacy I hope to leave when I complete my term is the importance of relationship-building," says Laura. "Building community within Council, within the college and with relevant stakeholders has been my priority. I hope students on Council leave feeling like they've gained something, learned something, and made a difference." 

One group Laura hopes to strengthen relationships with is King's alumni. "There are a variety of ways that alumni can support King's students and KUCSC," she explains. "First up is to offer your services to King's Promise Program. If financially able, donations to the Student Emergency Fund make a significant difference in tackling food insecurity. Donations of food and hygiene products for the King's Food Cupboard are also greatly needed and appreciated. Items can be dropped off in Wemple Hall Room 151 and with Campus Ministry. Alumni can also volunteer to be speakers with the Life After King's series or provide training or a workshop on leadership or student-related topics to KUCSC."

AS KUCSC President, Laura has opportunities to network with people at King's and in the community. She has met with Graham Henderson, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce, and Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition of Ontario. "These invaluable experiences allow me to learn and ask questions while advocating for student issues."

For Laura, the greatest part of her job is the day-to-day work with students who need support, want to make connections, or want to bring an initiative to life and don't know where to start. "King's has drastically changed my life, and it's a real pleasure to give back to this community during my years on Council."

Laura is in her fifth year at King's, working towards an honours specialization in Politics and Internationalization and Social Justice and Peace Studies, as well as a Law and Public Policy certificate. Her academic goals are to pursue an MA in International Affairs, a Juris Doctor, and a PhD in Conflict Studies.

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