Current Pride Commissioner: Brody Clement-Thorne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brody is in the first year of his Master’s of Materials Engineering degree. He holds a BESc in Mechanical Engineering from Western University.
Personal statement: My passion for the LGBTQ+ community started before I identified within it, as my older sibling first came out as gay, then trans. In response, I started a Pride Club at my high school, and by the time I graduated I had realized that I am bi-sexual. When I came to Western I was disappointed with the resources available to me, and in my 3rd year, helped with the creation of the Western EngiQueers, an LGBTQ+ engineering group. In my 4th year I was the president of the Western EngiQueers, and was in contact with many like-minded students across Canada. Several of us came together to create EngiQueers Canada, a national organization for LGBTQ+ engineering students. I currently serve as the vice-president of EngiQueers Canada, a role that I believe has given me a lot of insight into student governance and the merits of student driven organizations. My goal as Pride Commissioner for SOGS are to advocate for the LGBTQ+ students on campus, which is to support the community and strive for equality.
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