Franklyn Southwell (he/him)
President & CEO
I’m a 4th year, Bachelor of Arts student studying Political Science and Economics. I enjoy watching basketball, working out at the Homburg, and watching anime! I ran for President because I want to provide a platform for international students and minorities on campus, and I want to advocate for all students on prominent issues such as mental health, equity & wellness, food service on campus, etc.
As SMUSA President, I act as the official representative and primary spokesperson for the students. I am responsible for advancing the best interests of the Association and its membership alongside objectives determined by the Board from time-to-time. I am held accountable for the overall success and well-being of the Association by the Board. I am also a member of the Academic Senate, the University Board of Governors, and serve as the primary representative on the University’s budget advisory committee.
Isobel Tyler (she/her)
Vice President Student Affairs
I’m a 4th year student pursuing a double major in Criminology and Social Justice and Community Studies.
I’m interested in social justice and student involvement on campus; I really enjoy what I study and being able to educate others on different social justice issues. I also enjoy creating fun and safe spaces for students. During my 3 years at SMU I worked with Residence Life as Chair of the Events Committee, a Residence Assistant, and a Programming Assistant, creating programming such as haunted houses, paint nights, and coffee houses. In my free time you can usually catch me at a local coffee shop or out for a walk by the waterfront!
As VP Student Affairs, I develop, plan, and execute a wide range of events and initiatives throughout the year, such as Fall and Winter Welcome Weeks, pub nights, speaker series, concerts, and many more. I also oversee and support all student societies on campus, facilitate society workshops and feedback sessions, ensuring that society members have opportunities to give feedback. I’m here to support student societies in planning large events or galas, manage society ratification and event requests throughout the year, and ensure that societies plan and execute equitable and inclusive events and practices!
Kyle Cook (he/him)
Vice President Advocacy
I’m a 4th year Bachelor of Arts student studying Criminology and Social Justice/Community Studies, originally from Newfoundland & Labrador.
I’m passionate about grassroots organizing to address social inequality and environmental racism in Indigenous communities. I often spend my free time checking out a local coffee shop or hiking the shorelines of Nova Scotia. I have previously held positions as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Peer Success Coach, Chair of a Residence Committee, and engage in my own community projects.
As VP Advocacy, I advocate on behalf of students on academic topics and issues, represent the student voice on the SMU Board of Governors, and advocate for students on both the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS). I work with students to bring forward ideas and provide support for students who have experienced academic grievances. I also manage the SMUSA Tutor Network!
Amanda Cadeau (she/her)
Vice President Academic
I’m a 4th year Commerce student, with a major in Global Business Management and a minor in Intercultural Studies. I enjoy hiking, historical re-enactment, and long car rides.
“If not us, who? And if not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel. This is my favorite quote. I applied to work with SMUSA because I want to make a difference for my fellow students. I have personally experienced challenges at SMU and I have seen my friends experience the same challenges. I want to be here to support them by showing up and speaking up.
As Vice President Academic, I represent the academic interests of students by prepare reports and position papers alongside the President in order to provide academic recommendations to the University. To do this, my work involves engaging in student outreach pertaining to academic matters, conducting research for the benefit of the Association’s academic priorities, and have developed an understanding of academic rules and policies in order to act as an expert advisor on academic issues. I also manage the SMUSA Tutor Database and the Student Experiential Learning Fund.
Adrian White (he/him)
Vice President External
I am in my 5th year studying in the faculty of Political Science. My experience working with provincial representatives and political organizations has given me a strong set of skills to help represent SMUSA to all levels of government. I love playing golf, making new friends, adventuring around Atlantic Canada, and spending as much time as I can back home in Cape Breton!
In my role as Vice President External, I represent SMUSA within Students Nova Scotia (SNS) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). My work involves conducting research for the benefit of the Association’s advocacy positions, advocating on behalf of students to the municipal, provincial, and federal governments, attends relevant committee meetings as a part of Students Nova Scotia, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, and the University Board of Governors. You can learn about our advocacy work here.
Full-Time Operations Staff
Accounting & Payroll Manager
Health Plan Coordinator
The focus is on providing information and guidance to students while promoting the plan, providing benefits information and processing claims.
A focus on ensuring that all above mentioned positions are supported. The Administrative Assistant will take the initiative to identify when any SMUSA office is in requirement of assistance.
Head Door Staff Manager
Assistant Door Staff Manager
Liquor Services Co-Manager
Liquor Services Co-Manager
Gorsebrook Lounge Manager
Husky Patrol Manager
Information Desk Manager