Advisory Groups and Task Forces

Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council consists of 30 students, aged 14 to 18, with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds, and perspectives from across Manitoba. Council members will provide insights and advice to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning regarding current and emerging issues and topics that relate to Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Students will form a network to advance innovation and improvement in Manitoba’s education system.

For the terms of reference see the Student Advisory Council Terms of Reference (Adobe PDF Document 418 KB).

Student Advisory Council Members

Student Advisory Council Members
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

Status

Established July 2021.


Establishment of Student Advisory Council 2021/2022

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.

Student Advisory Council members 2021/22 will meet with the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning, 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.


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.


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