Establishment of Student Advisory Council

After receiving close to 200 applications for consideration, Manitoba’s new Student Advisory Council has been established. Comprising 30 students, aged 14 to 18, with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds, and perspectives from across Manitoba, Student Advisory Council members will serve a 12-month term starting in August 2021 and ending in August 2022.

The following students are the members of the 2021/22 Student Advisory Council (grades listed are as of September 2021):

  • Aadvika Mukherjee, Grade 9 student at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg
  • Aidan Tully, Grade 11 student at St. Paul’s Collegiate in Prairie Rose School Division
  • Allison Beaumont, Grade 9 student at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute in Beautiful Plains School Division
  • Ashton Kaleta, Grade 12 student at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Mountain View School Division
  • Bijan Salimi, Grade 11 student at Morden Collegiate in Western School Division
  • Breanna Bacala, Grade 12 student at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Pembina Trails School Division
  • Breanna Roussin, Grade 12 student at Balmoral Hall School in Winnipeg
  • Brooklynne Grieger, Grade 10 student at Collège Miles Macdonell Collegiate in River East Transcona School Division
  • Bunny Davis-Holstein, Grade 12 student at Technical Vocational High School in Winnipeg School Division
  • Celena Atchison, Grade 11 student at Seven Oaks Met School in Seven Oaks School Division
  • Christyna Caldwell, Grade 12 student at Hamiota Collegiate in Park West School Division
  • Clark Kernaghan, Grade 12 student at École Kelvin High School in Winnipeg School Division
  • Eric Wang, Grade 10 student at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg
  • Heavendeep Kaur Nandwal, Grade 12 student at Glenlawn Collegiate in Louis Riel School Division
  • Janik Grenier, Grade 12 student at École régionale Notre-Dame in Division scolaire franco-manitobaine
  • Joshua Nienhuis, Grade 11 student at Springfield Collegiate Institute in Sunrise School Division
  • Kamryn Brown, Grade 12 student at R.D. Parker Collegiate in the School District of Mystery Lake
  • Katherine Dueck, Grade 12 student at Green Valley School in Hanover School Division
  • Kaydon Laurin, Graduate of the Class of 2021 at Murdoch MacKay Collegiate in River East Transcona School Division
  • Lenea Perrin, Grade 9 student at Steinbach Regional Secondary School in Hanover School Division
  • Lily Rich, Grade 11 student at Balmoral Hall School in Winnipeg
  • Namirembe Afatsawo, Grade 10 student at Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute in Kelsey School Division
  • Pearl Janman, Grade 9 student at Dakota Collegiate in Louis Riel School Division
  • Rania Ibrahim, Grade 11 student at University of Winnipeg Collegiate in Winnipeg
  • Rebecca Cheasley, Grade 11 student at Birtle Collegiate Institute in Park West School Division
  • Ryan Malabanan, Grade 11 student at Sisler High School in Winnipeg School Division
  • Skylar MacLean, Grade 10 student at Westwood Collegiate in St. James-Assiniboia School Division
  • Suroor Ajani, Grade 11 student at Erickson Collegiate Institute in Rolling River School Division
  • Tairan He, Grade 11 student at Vincent Massey High School in Brandon School Division
  • Vuk Roca, Grade 11 student at Garden City Collegiate in Seven Oaks School Division

Student Advisory Council members will meet with the Minister of Education, government staff, and education stakeholders, and join in critical discussions on the future of education, providing insights and advice on issues and topics that are current and emerging for Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken as required, which may mean virtual meetings.

Eligibility

Council members will

  • be Manitoba residents
  • be between 14 to 18 years of age as of September 1, 2021
  • represent the diversity of Manitoba students
  • be knowledgeable about issues related to education
  • have the ability to work with other people and on a team
  • be approachable and effective communicators
  • engage in respectful, open discussions, and be accepting of differing viewpoints
  • not be employed by the Manitoba government
  • be willing to serve for a one-year term

Applications for 2022/23

Applications for membership on the 2022/23 Student Advisory Council will be accepted in spring 2022. This page will be updated with instructions for applicants during the 2021/22 school year.