uOPRA Elections 2015

The school year is finally coming to an end and with it uOPRA’s 2014-2015 Executive team finds a new generation of PR and Comm leaders that will take the club to a whole new level.

Elections for the new 2015-2016 Exec team will be held this Sunday, April 19th at 10:00 am at the University of Ottawa (Faculty of Social Sciences Building, room 1005). All candidates will give a short speech outlining why they would be a good fit for the team, and what new ideas they would like to implement for the upcoming year. We hope to see you there to support and vote for your favourites!

Without further ado, here are the candidates!

Courtney Saunders


A University of Ottawa student, heading into her 3rd year of studies, is majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Management. Upon graduation, she has aspirations of a career in event management. Courtney was raised in a small town located between Kingston and Toronto, but was drawn to Ottawa from an early age for its picturesque downtown and beautiful sites. Courtney is passionate about volunteering, her friends and family, recreational running, cooking, canoeing and camping. She believes that everyday is just another opportunity to smile and appreciate the little things that life has to offer.

Running for: President | VP Finance

Jahrusha Coke-Talbot


Running for: President | VP Social

Sarah Pudwell


Sarah Pudwell is a second year student in the Communications program. This is her first year with uOPRA but she has always had an interest in being part of a team working together to do great things. She has played an important role in the planning and organizing of many events in the past and is excited to continue bringing her skills to the uOPRA team next year.

Running for: VP Social | VP Secretary

Jocelyn Courneya


Finishing up her second year, Jocelyn is a Communications major with minor in Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. A member of uOPRA since its start in 2013, Jocelyn’s passions lay within social media, public relations for non-government organizations and blogging. Equipped with coffee, Jocelyn is always ready to meet new people, take on challenges, and gets active in her support of all uOPRA activities and initiatives.

Running for: VP Social | VP Secretary

Shanice Atkins-Broome


Shanice Atkins-Broome is a 19 year old student, currently studying at the University of Ottawa. She is  majoring Public Relations to receive her Honors of Bachelors. With passions such as acting, writing, and even dancing at times, Shanice is able to express her creativity through blogging – being one of UOPRA’s bloggers. With hopes of being in the PR industry, Shanice takes the experience of being apart of such a diverse organization in hopes to further her dreams of being a PR professional and share her talented gifts with others.

Running for: VP Secretary

Emily Guterres


As a second year member of UOPRA, Emily feels like she knows the club/organization inside out. She thinks that she would make a great fit as a VP Secretary because of all her past efforts with UOPRA.

She is not only familiar with the history of the club, but she brings fresh and new ideas to uOPRA and she’s ready to put them into action. She is driven and hardworking. She would be thrilled to be a part of the 2015 – 2016 Executive team.

Running for: VP Secretary

Jordan Alfred


Jordan Alfred is currently a third year student at the University of Ottawa. He is pursuing a double major in Communications and Criminology. He decided to get involved with the UOttawa Public Relations Association after attending their first annual conference. His passion for Public Relations developed in High school, wherein he became intrigued with the concept of shaping people’s perceptions, in reference to how they view companies and certain figures within the media. After graduation, his goal is to either, pursue a graduate degree in Public Relations or attend law school. When he isn’t focusing on school, he enjoys playing sports (basketball, skiing, running) , watching TV shows, and hanging out with friends.

Running for: VP Finance