Student Advisory Committee Members, 2020

The Student Advisory Committee helps foster a two-way conversation between Ontario’s students and EQAO.

Barrie Region

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“By being a part of the EQAO Student Advisory Committee, I will be able to tackle the problems related to stress in kids because I am an advocate for mental health. I persevere, and I have many ideas for improvement, so we can achieve student success in EQAO.”
—Ahastan, Grade 9, Barrie Region

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“I believe that every student has a purpose and that every student should have a great education to help them with their future.”
—Diana, Grade 8, Barrie Region

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“I hope to ensure that student voice continues to be a key aspect in refining the quality of our programs.”

—Harry, Grade 11, Barrie Region

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London Region

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“The work from the Education Quality and Accountability Office affects all students, including me, and I would like to have a say in my education.”
—Aaliyah, Grade 9, London Region

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“I believe it is a great idea to involve students in the development of relevant and fair EQAO testing. Ontario students are a diverse demographic with varying needs, and this committee is a positive step toward improvement for everyone.”
—Benjamin, Grade 11, London Region

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“I am very interested in meeting other students from all around Ontario and discussing the testing in hopes that we can initiate improvements for students who follow.”
—David, Grade 11, London Region

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“I have helped make my community a better place, and I’m just trying to make this province a better place.”
—Jack, Grade 10, London Region

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“I want to make EQAO fair and comfortable for all students based on Ontario’s curriculum.”
—Liam, Grade 7, London Region

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“I feel that giving students the chance to collaborate and share their thoughts and ideas will help make positive changes in our education.”
—Lillian, Grade 9, London Region

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“I want students to be successful in every aspect and helping them reach their goals is something I strive to do. Before I graduate, I want to leave a good impact on students.”
—Miraj, Grade 12, London Region

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“…I have just begun to make a difference, have more to offer the committee and would like to continue with the goals the committee set.”
—Sierra, Grade 12, London Region

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“I enjoy listening and sharing perspectives and ideas with other students in Ontario. I welcome the ideas and experience to help me learn new skills and build experience.”

—Valerie, Grade 11, London Region

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Ottawa Region

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“I often find there is a great deal of negativity surrounding education, something that should be seen in a positive light. I hope to change this by embracing this opportunity to be a voice for fellow students.”
—Ava, Grade 11, Ottawa Region

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“I am very passionate about education and want to continue to be an impactful student voice.”
—Claire, Grade 11, Ottawa Region

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“Thanks to your committee, I have the opportunity to continue to express my opinion and get involved in my education.”
—Eve, Grade 10, Ottawa Region

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“I am passionate about being a part of initiating effective changes in our students’ education. I want to be a meaningful voice that will help inspire other students to feel empowered and motivated to do their best.”

—Julia, Grade 11, Ottawa Region

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Sudbury-North Bay Region

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“I believe that student voices matter, and I know that students want to see changes. I look forward to sharing my expertise in using accommodations, as I know EQAO always strives to align assessments with classroom practices.”
—Dawson, Grade 12, Sudbury-North Bay Region

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” I want to build a generation of Ontario students that feel engaged in their own futures.”
—Kennedy, Grade 11, Sudbury-North Bay Region

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“I would like to make a standardized test like EQAO easier for my fellow Indigenous classmates, even just a little bit.”
—Rylee, Grade 9, Sudbury-North Bay Region

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“It is important that students have a voice with the government on issues that affect their education.”

—Sébastien, Grade 11, Sudbury-North Bay Region

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Thunder Bay Region

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“I would like to continue to be a voice for the students in Northern Ontario and those with learning disabilities.”

—Marie, Grade 9, Thunder Bay Region

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Toronto and Area Region

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“Becoming active in improving our community is a key way in which youth can make a difference.”
—Alexandra, Grade 10, Toronto and Area Region

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“I try to help newcomer students in my school as much as I can, because I know what it is like to be a newcomer. I would like to become a member of the Student Advisory Committee and continue my amazing journey with helping others and my school as much as I can.”
—Fathima, Grade 11, Toronto and Area Region

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“There is always room for improvement, and that’s why I truly believe the EQAO Student Advisory Committee is a great idea to spark collaboration and to empower the student voice.”
—Graham, Grade 12, Toronto and Area Region

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“Sharing my voice is a big part of who I am, and being a member of the EQAO Student Advisory Committee is an amazing opportunity to do so.”
—Isabelle, Grade 10, Toronto and Area Region

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“Visible minority students like me should be given the opportunity to achieve true balance of voices. Being one of them, I can very well relate to issues faced by the special need students, and I can help to eradicate those barriers.”
—Karanjot, Grade 10, Toronto and Area Region

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“Contributing my experiences as a part of the Student Advisory Committee will not only allow for diverse opinions…but also open numerous ideas for motivating our future builders of Ontario.”
—Lucia, Grade 11, Toronto and Area Region

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“I want to continue making a positive impact on the education system.”
—Swayam, Grade 8, Toronto and Area Region

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“I have witnessed my peers’ struggles to achieve academic success. I would like to play a positive role in helping.”

—Vanditha, Grade 10, Toronto and Area Region

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