Maleeka Thomas

University of Lethbridge Student's Union
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Maleeka Thomas (she/her) is the newly elected Secretary of CASA. She is also the President of the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union, currently in her 5th year, pursuing a 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. During her tenure at The University of Lethbridge, Maleeka served as the International Student Representative in the Students' Union before being elected President in 2023. She takes pride in being the first female-identifying President to secure two consecutive terms, a notable milestone in her university's history. With three years of experience in student advocacy, Maleeka is committed to fostering empowering environments for students and amplifying the voices of those facing significant barriers to accessing post-secondary education.


Previously, Maleeka had the privilege of serving as the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on CASA's Board of Directors. In this role, she contributed significantly to CASA’s strategic direction, working to amplify and empower student voices. Her experiences as an international student with multifaceted lived experiences fueled her passion for advocacy and equal opportunities from a young age. These experiences provided her with valuable insights into the challenges and barriers faced by marginalized communities on campus.


Undertaking this new position, Maleeka’s top priority is implementing CASA's 2024-2027 Strategic Plan to ensure the organization remains focused on advocating for affordable and accessible education. Additionally, She aims to review and update CASA's operating procedures, policies, and internal governance to better reflect the diverse voices and experiences of all students.


Outside of her academic pursuits and advocacy work, Maleeka enjoys volunteering and giving back to her community, playing netball, as well as spending time with her friends and family.

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