Vice-President Student Life

Madelaine McCracken

Program: Elementary Education

Phone: (403) 440-6407

Email: vpstudentlife@samru.ca

Bio

My name is Madelaine McCracken and I am the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University’s Vice President of Student Life. Since I have attained this role, it is important for students to know a bit of who I am. With this being said, I have a passion for fashion, I love every sort and form of music, I am a photographer and have photographed large scale events, I am Indigenous and am self-identified as Metis and am a proud advocate for Indigenous rights, Harry Potter has been an obsession of mine since I was 6 and most importantly, I immensely value my family and friends as they are the reason why I strive to be the best version of myself every day.

I am currently in my third year of Elementary Education here at Mount Royal University. Ever since the age of 8, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. When I witnessed my teachers educating their classrooms, I wanted everyone to feel the way I felt as a student; included and loved. When High School hit, I knew that I wanted to go to Mount Royal University. In coming here, I listened to the advice given from the facilitators of New Student Orientation and I got involved. Ultimately, coming to this university and getting involved in campus life were some of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

Throughout my years at Mount Royal University, I joined many clubs. In my first year, I was a part of Residence Activities Council, I was a member for the AgenC club for my second semester, and an active member in my faculty’s club in association to SAMRU, the Education Undergraduate Society. From joining these clubs, I realized many passions. First, I found that I had a passion to event plan and to do so on a large scale. Second, this was a passion I re-realized, it’s to know that anyone can make an impact in someone’s life. This one in particular has inspired me to become a Resident Adviser and President of the Education Undergraduate Society in my second year. From these experiences, I have learned so much about myself. I knew that I wanted to inflict a form of change on such a large scale; this was where my want to become Vice President of Student Life for SAMRU emerged. I ran for the position last year and lost to a very driven competitor. This loss was not seen as a failure though but seen as a learning opportunity. I looked for ways to improve my platform and my campaign and I asked students what they wanted to see. A year later, my passion never wavered and I ran for the position again! This time, I was successful in achieving this goal. I am so excited for this opportunity and I will do everything in my power to ensure a flourishing student life for all students that promotes their success in all aspects of their life.