Student Council

A Few Words from Alejandro Barreto, President of Founders College Student Council!

Dear Constituents of Founders College,

A photo of Alejandro Barreto, President of Founders College Student Council 2019/2020 standing in front of a blossoming Japanese cherry tree.

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Welcome all new and continuing students to Founders College! Founders is a place that many students call home. It is a welcoming community with a Student Council and Head Office that are always eager and ready to lend a helping hand.

It is an honour to be the President of such a great college and community. As you spend time at Founders, you will come to see the vast number of opportunities available to you. Here, you can de-stress, have fun and relax by participating in different events or playing sports. In fact, just this past year, Founders won the most improved college award in York’s Intramural Program. Founders is also the place to hangout, make new friends, and study.

The bonds and connections you make here will last a lifetime. I always believed in the quote “Life is what you make it, always has been, always will be.” So make your university life and experience worth it. Explore York and explore Founders and find what calls out to you.

With all that being said, best wishes and good luck in your studies and time at York. I encourage you to connect with the college, and if you ever see me in the halls feel free to say hello or ask a question.

Alejandro Barreto
President, Founders College Student Council

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A Message from your Vice-President Operations

Hello Founders!

A photo of Ridi Zaimi, Vice President Operations 2019/2020, Founders College Student Council, standing in front of a blossoming Japanese cherry tree.First, I would like to welcome back all our returning students and congratulate the graduating ones. It has been a pleasure spending time with all of you.

To all the new members, welcome to Founders College, a place where both education and great experiences are made and valued! You are beginning a new chapter in your life here at York University. It will be a challenging yet exciting and illuminating journey for you. Founders may be small, but we are still one of the most caring communities of devoted faculty, staff and students. Once you join us, prepare to be a part of the Founders family.

I am currently in my third year at York University and so far, Founders has been like a second home for me. It is a place where I have had many laughs and shed some tears, but through it all, the Founders community has always had my back. I have made friends that I cherish and experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life, and I know you will do the same!

I encourage you to set goals for your university life and work hard to achieve them. Study hard as academic excellence should not be compromised. Explore, enjoy and fill your life with meaningful activities. If you ever need any help, my door will always be open.

I look forward to welcoming you during Orientation Week and to celebrating the commencement of your journey of embracing knowledge, ideas and wisdom. I hope you all enjoy the upcoming year at York , and have the best experiences possible. It will be an amazing journey!

Ridi Zaimi
Vice President of Operations

Meet Your 2019/2020 Founders College Student Council Team!