University of Lethbridge Student's Union
Maleeka Thomas (she/her) is the President of the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union. She is in her 5th year and currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology. Maleeka is an engaged and dedicated student, passionate about advocacy, equity, and social justice. She is humbled by the opportunity given to her to serve as the Director of EDI on the Board of Directors and hopes to use this platform to amplify and empower student voices
Being an International student with multifaceted lived experiences, Maleeka developed a passion for advocacy and equal opportunities from a young age. Her experiences as a student at the University of Lethbridge provided her with valuable insights into the challenges and barriers faced by marginalized communities on campus. Motivated by the desire to make a positive impact, she became actively involved in student government and advocacy initiatives.
Maleeka’s hopes and priorities for this year are to revise and revisit the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic plan as well as ensure that the principle of EDI is interwoven in CASA’s strategic plan such that it supports the advocacy efforts geared towards ensuring accessible, affordable and high-quality education for all students.
Outside of her academic pursuits and advocacy work, Maleeka enjoys doing volunteer work and giving back to her community as well as spending time with her friends and family.